The perfect gown for a stroll down the lane. Includes 2 Ball Gown Dress styles in tea or ankle length, 2 styles of sash, and a shawl. Dresses View A has a 3- or 4-tiered skirt while View B has a straight gathered skirt. Choose Basque V waist or straight.
Promenade was designed in the charming spirit of the early Victorian years. From the dropped shoulders and princess seams to the basque waist and tea length or longer hem, these dresses were created to echo fashions of more than 150 years ago. With long full skirts and specially detailed sleeves, this design is something special for your dolls. They make excellent formal dresses for modern girls as well.
To “promenade” was to stroll at a leisurely pace in a social setting, usually at a park or picturesque walkway. Wearing one’s best, families & couples greeted passersby while taking the fresh air, mixing formality with relaxation. The promenade at a formal ball was a march of sorts, with the guests streaming into the ballroom to begin the festivities and to see and be seen. Every year, high schools continue this notable celebration, holding formal dances known as “proms”.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight cotton wovens, cotton blends (calico, lawn, batiste, etc); silky solids, silk, satin. Fashion fabric may be used for lining if both are very lightweight.
Fabric View A -
Fabric View B -
Skill Level: Advanced
What You Get: One 73 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! This pattern comes with a 5 page summary of instructions to help you save on printer ink. 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!
Beautiful dress. Great fit. Oh so dramatic! I used a coordinating striped fabric cut on the bias to make the bias strips to edge the tiers of ruffles. I think it really makes the ruffles stand out. I love to make ruffles -- and here's my secret -- Sew two rows of gathering stitches, decrease your thread tension to "2", stitch length 3mm, then pull THE BOBBIN THREAD to make the gathers as tight as possible. These ruffles fit right in without having to make many adjustments for spacing. Always a pleasure to sew when the pattern is well constructed!