She stood on the deck of the ocean liner, her face set against the salty wind. It was a grand adventure she was on - it was turning out to be much further afield, and wilder, than any she’d ever anticipated. But, as the wind beat against the perfect pleats of her elegant dress, she knew it would all work out in the end. Introducing the MVC Transcontinental Dress PDF Pattern for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®!
With its understated styling, this smashing little frock is perfect for your doll’s everyday adventures --no matter how many continents she may cross. Pleats radiate down the bodice and skirt, with a straight waistband to finish the look. The yoke, hemline and sleeves are great for featuring a beautiful lace or trim.
This dress works best if you use a lightweight knit for the fashion fabric, and a mid-weight material with a little stretch as a lining. For the red dress example, we used a light wool jersey, and lined it with a spandex-blend fabric. The pattern example is made from a very light knit, with a cotton/ spandex lining. Any beautiful lace or ribbon trim will work; we used French cotton lace in both examples because of its amazing detail.
-1/3 yard Fashion fabric
-1/3 yard Lining fabric
-1 1/2 yds lace or ribbon trim (1/4” - 3/8“ wide)
-1 - 7 or 9” invisible zipper in matching color
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 25 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!