For the doll who’s not afraid to make a statement, Melody Valerie Couture is pleased to offer the Statement in Taffeta dress. With this dress, your 18” doll will be ready to take on parties, balls, and elegant galas in confident, distinguished style. It features a deep, v-seamed bodice, asymmetrical shoulder strap (with optional train), and a very full skirt. In short, it is the perfect gown to wear while dancing the night away. This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: taffeta, silk dupioni, or heavy satin would work well for the body of this dress - any fabric with a crisp hand and some “crunch” that will hold itself out when gathered. Use an optional underlining “backing” fabric to help stabilize the bodice (try several combinations: light underlining with heavy fabric, heavier backing with lighter fabric. Cotton muslin, batiste, and flannel are all good choices). For the lining, any lightweight poly or silk fabric will do; use a soft chiffon for the optional shoulder drape
-5/8 yard of Fashion fabric
-1/4 yard or scraps of Lining fabric
-1/4 yard or scraps of Backing fabric Scraps for Accent Fabric
-Optional: 1/3 yard Chiffon for Back Drape One 7-9” Invisible zipper
-1 - hook and eye
-Trim: 42” of 1/4” - 3/8” wide ribbon for hem (Optional)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 26 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!