Inspired by gowns worn during the Edwardian period, this gown is a perfect choice for a “fancy” gown that can be dressed up or down. Depending on your fabric and embellishment choices it can be appropriate for an afternoon stroll at Downton Abbey, or an elegant gown for evening festivities on the Titanic.
It has a 3/4 length sleeve, edged with eyelet or lace. The high waist is accented with a two-tier ruffled peplum edged with lace, and a matching waistband encircles the bodice.
The skirt is narrow and fitted, typical for the period. It has an inset front panel, edged with lace and embellished with optional seed pearls. The bodice has an inset lace panel for just the right touch of elegance. This dress can be made of cotton for a simple look for day, or silk for an elegant evening ensemble.
Instructions for making the hat can be found at Pixie Faire in the pattern called “Heirloom Hat”, and instructions for the purse and gloves can be found in the pattern called “Dress It Up”. Or choose to buy the bundle and save.
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, silk or satin
-5/8 yard cotton, silk, or satin fabric
-3 yards 1-1/4” wide flat lace for gown
-Beads for embellishment (optional)
-Velcro, snaps or buttons for closures
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 24 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
Great fitting pattern. The instructions were well written with lots of helpful tips for choosing and matching laces for trims. This pattern is full of embellishments. I had so much fun picking trims. I used Venice lace. As detailed as this pattern was, it was all easy sewing. I used temporary glue to hold the lace in place while I sewed it. Look closely at the dresses--did you see that there are two layers to the overskirt? The fullness there and the overall design make it perfect for your doll to wear while watching the final season of Downton Abbey. Be sure to look for the matching accessory pack -- gloves, bag and hat.