The Dora dress, by Genniewren Designs, has a hint of “Euro” styling with its mix of plain or print fabrics and optional ruffles. It’s the perfect choice for spring, summer or fall depending on the fabrics you use.
This sleeveless dress has a lined, square necked bodice. The bodice can be edged with rick rack or piping if required, and full instructions are included in the pattern. The dress fastens at the center back bodice with either snaps or hook and loop fastener.
The full, gathered skirt is created from eleven gored panels and can be edged with a topstitched ruffle, eyelet trim or simply hemmed.
The optional apron adds an extra touch of Euro country-style cuteness and can be edged with trim or finished with a narrow hem. It is large enough for a machine embroidery design if desired.
Whichever view you choose, the full gored skirt definitely has the “twirl” factor. Perfect for school, for parties or for picnics, your doll will love the Dora Euro-style dress and want all the variations.
What’s even better is your girl can have a dress that matches dolly’s as this pattern is also available in girl sizes 1-16.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 14-15" dolls such as WellieWishers™, Ruby Red Fashion Friends™, Hearts For Hearts Girls®, and Melissa & Doug Mine To Love™ dolls.
Don't miss the Dora Dress for 18" doll such as American Girl®, also available at Pixie Faire!
Recommended Fabrics: The Dora Dress pattern is designed for lightweight woven fabrics with a soft drape, e.g. cotton broadcloth, shirting fabrics, poplin, lawn, batiste, gingham, seersucker, quilter’s cottons, chambray or cotton blends (e.g. polycotton).
- Both views: Two pieces of fabric 6” x 22” for the skirt, Two pieces of fabric 4” x 11”, one for the bodice and one for the bodice lining;
PLUS for View A only: One piece of fabric 22” x 5” for the skirt ruffle; and one piece of fabric 5” x 6” for the optional apron.
If you prefer each panel of the skirt can be cut from a different fabric, in which case you will need 9 pieces of fabric 6” x 4”, plus one piece of fabric 6”x 6” for the two center back panels.
- 3” of hook and loop fastener (1.5” hook side and 1.5” loop side). Anti-Snag hook and loop tape or Ultra Thin hook and loop tape is recommended as either type is less damaging to doll’s hair than the separate hook and loop tapes.
Two snaps for the back bodice closure.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 39 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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