The Flossie Potter "Sisters" dress pattern was created around two of my granddaughters. Bernadette is dainty and fanciful, imagining herself as a princess. Cecilia loves animals and playing in the dirt. Sometimes she wears her sister's dresses, but she's never a princess.
So these two dresses are for an imaginary Bernadette and Cecilia from the past. They're similar, but they're not alike. The girls play and share secrets and help each other with chores such as spinning yarn.
Have fun making one or both of these dresses! Pair it with the "18th & 19th Century Homespun Handicrafts" pattern to make your doll displays come alive!
And don't forget to add some fancy footwear with the Colonial Accessories pattern!
This PDF sewing pattern has 23 pages of instruction with full-color photo illustrations, 10 pages of summary instructions (to save on printer ink!), and 10 pattern pieces. It is designed to fit 18" dollls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, dupioni silk, batiste, lace, bias tape
1/3 yd of medium-weight fabric such as cotton or dupioni silk
1/4 yd of lining fabric such as batiste
1 - 2 packages Wide single-fold bias tape (depending on how much trim you decide to use)
1 1/2 yds of 1/8"-wide elastic
OPTIONAL: 1 yd of 1/2"-wide lace
3/4 yd of pleated lace (minimum 2 1/2" wide)
1 yd of 1/2"-wide ribbon
1/2 yd of 1"-wide ribbon-hole lace
OPTIONAL: any extra trim for center bodice
Sewing machine with zig-zag capability
Rotary cutter (helpful)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 48 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!