This pattern is specially designed for your doll to wear to school, no matter what era she comes from. This versatile little dress is designed to fit the American Girl, but will also fit other 18" dolls such as Gotz, Springfield Collection, Our Generation and Engel . The PDF pattern can be combined in different ways for a wide variety of looks. There are three different versions of the puff sleeve, and three different bodice styles.
All the dresses have a gathered skirt and puff sleeves. They can be made with or without the peter pan collar. View A has a full puff sleeve that is gathered with elastic, and a curved "bib" that can be pin-tucked or flat. View B has a center panel on the bodice that can be edged with lace, rick rack or piping, and has a puff sleeve with a narrow binding on the lower edge. View C has a center panel that can be cut on the bias, and is especially effective with a stripe or plaid fabric. The puff sleeve on view C has a wide cuff that is edged with piping, and there are also directions for making the contrast bias band on the hem.
The pattern pieces are drawn with a CAD program, and include highly detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures to guide you through the sewing process. This pattern is sized to fit dolls with a chest size of 11-12". Many variations in body size can be accommodated with minor modifications or simply by adjusting the closure placement.
Recommended Fabrics: High quality cotton and cotton blends.
-View A: -3/8 yard woven fabric for main dress. -1/8 yard Scrap Fabric for bib
-View B: -1/4 yard woven fabric (bodice, sleeves and collar) -1/4 yard woven fabric (skirt, bib, sleeve band)
-View C: -1/2 yard woven fabric
-View A: 1 yard cotton lace trim for bib and hem, 1 yard 1/8” elastic for sleeves
-View B: 1 package rick rack
-View C: 1 package piping
-All Views: Thread, Velcro, snaps or buttons for closures
Skill Level: Easy to intermediate. The basic pattern itself is not difficult, but some sewing experience is helpful. The pattern includes "tips" for easy construction, which will help many beginner sewers.
What You Get:
One 33 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!
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