Dancing, Carnivals, Fun and Fiesta! This gorgeous dress, or top and pants suit are perfect for partying. The A-Line sleeveless dress or top has piping along the ruffled insert, neckline and armholes. A fabric bow finishes the apex of the ruffled insert. The dress or top are fully lined and close with Velcro in back. The pants echo the ruffled insert of the top, sporting piping and a ruffle with bow on the right leg. The pretty dress or pants outfit is quick to make; use bright florals, lace, contrasting piping, bold colors, whatever you fancy. This relatively easy PDF pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Quilter's Cotton & Lightweight Cotton
Fabric Requirements – Quilter’s Cotton was used for the dress, top and pants including the ruffles. As an option, lace was used in place of cotton ruffles on the blue dress. Lightweight cotton was used as lining for the dress and top.
Dress – Quilters Cotton : 11” x 22”
Dress Lining – Lightweight Cotton or Lining of Choice : 11” x 22”
Ruffle – Quilters Cotton : 55” x 1 ¼” wide
Top & Pants – Quilters Cotton : 22” x 22”
Top Lining – Lightweight Cotton or Lining of Choice : 9” x 20”
Ruffle – Top – Quilters Cotton (or 1” wide lace) : 32” x 1 ¼” wide
Ruffle – Pants – Quilters Cotton (or 1” wide lace) : 20” x 1 ¼” wide
Velcro for Dress : 3/8” wide x 8”
Velcro for Top : 3/8” wide x 6”
Elastic for Pants : 3/8” wide x 10 ¼”
Narrow Cuff Piping – Dress – Purchased or DIY : 45”
Narrow Cuff Piping – Top – Purchased or DIY : 40”
Narrow Cuff Piping – Pants – Purchased or DIY : 25”
Tear-away Fabric Stabilizer – Used when finishing ruffles on Ruffle Insert Pattern Piece : 6” x 6”
Matching Thread, Marking Pen, Tracing Wheel, Dressmaker’s Carbon, Point Turner, Loop Turner or Scissors-type Tweezers, Press-sponge or Tailor’s Ham, Bodkin or 2 Small Safety Pins, Clear Tape, general sewing supplies.
A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10’, a Walking Foot, a Piping Foot (or an Invisible Zipper Foot), a General Purpose Foot and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 41 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!