To the Ball - Gown & Petticoat 18" Doll Clothes


Create a special princess ball gown for you  American Girl® and other similarly sized 18" Dolls!  This long, extra full gown and full, layered petticoat will turn your doll into an exquisite princess! The skirt is created from multiple layers of lightweight fabrics. An optional petticoat will make the skirt even fuller and more dramatic. Photos, illustrations, and diagrams in this PDF pattern help make it possible to recreate this look.

The dramatic upper part of the gown is achieved with specially fitted bodice pieces and a graceful gathered pouf about the shoulders. The gown closes in back. Instructions are included for making “butterflies” out of silk flower petals.

Recommended Fabrics:  Gown - Silky Special Occasion Fabric such as Organza, Silk, and Sheer fabrics. Also Tulle, mesh, or fine netting; lightweight lining fabric 

Supplies Needed:
-1 -1/4 yard Silky Special Occasion Fabric such as Organza, Silk, and Sheer fabrics
-1 -1/3 yard tulle, mesh, or fine netting
-3/4 yard lightweight lining fabric
-1/2 yard organza, pearlized, or other sheer fabric
-Petticoat: 1 yard tulle or netting, plus 1/2 yard lightweight fabric
-Trims, Sequins, or Fabric Paint for embellishment (amount varies)
-1 yard of 1/2" wide Stay Tape
-Desired Closures (Velcro, snaps, buttons, etc)
-Gathered Ruffle Trim/Lace (Optional) –1-1/4 yards of 1 or 1 ½ “ wide Trim/Lace
-Clear Elastic (Optional) – 12 inches for shoulder straps (Not used in example)
-Matching Thread,
-Remnant Interfacing

 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 58 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.

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