Once Upon A Time Gown 18" Doll Clothes

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This two-piece gown is fit for a 16th century princess!

The central feature of this gown is the paned sleeves and bodice which originated in Germany and quickly became popular throughout England and Europe. The gown's bodice is secured in front with lacing and features lapel can be left standing or folded down. The fully lined pleated skirting can be finished with a straight hem or a short train. A back laced kirtle is also included to wear underneath the gown. The front of the kirtle bodice can be finished with panes along the top edge like that echo those on the sleeves or a simple band of fabric. The skirting is seamed at the sides so that more decorative fabric can be used at the front opening of the gown. The neckline of the kirtle is exposed along the neckline of the gown for a layered look and can be made with decorative cloth and embellished as desired. Hook-and-loop tape can be used instead of the lacing on the kirtle for easier dressing. Instructions for a chain girdle are included with the pattern.

This PDF sewing pattern by Thimbles and Acorns is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl® and other similarly sized dolls.

Thimbles and Acorns Pattern #1530-04

PDF Pattern for 18 inch Once Upon a Time Gown

The headpiece in the tester example was made using the hood from the "3 Looks-In-One Tudor Ensemble" by Read Creations.

Suggested Fabrics: Kirtle and Gown Decorative and Lining and Gown in medium weight woven fabrics such as quilting cotton, cotton sateen, linen, silk taffeta, silk dupioni, wool, special occasion fabrics, damasks, lightweight velveteen. Not suitable for knits. Kirtle and Gown Plain Lining in light to medium weight woven fabrics such as muslin, quilting cotton, cotton sateen, linen, silk taffeta, silk dupioni. Not suitable for knits. Kirtle and Gown Pullings out in lightweight woven fabrics such as batiste, voile, or silk. Not suitable for knits.

Supplies Needed:
Fabric:

  • Kirtle and Gown Decorative and Lining - 3/4 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Kirtle and Gown Plain Lining - 1/2 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Gown - 3/4 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Kirtle and Gown Pullings-Out - 1/8 yard 45” wide fabric

Notions:

  • Thread

Kirtle:

  • Scrap pieces of lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Eight 1/8” metal eyelets (hand sewn eyelets or 11/2” of 3/4” wide hook-and-loop tape can be used, if preferred)
  • 24” of 1/8” wide twill tape or ribbon for lacing
  • Miscellaneous trims, jewelry findings, buttons and other embellishments as desired

Gown:

  • Six 1/4” metal rings or eyes for lacing (optional)
  • Scrap pieces of lightweight fusible interfacing
  • 24” of 1/8” wide twill tape or ribbon for lacing
  • Miscellaneous trims, jewelry findings, buttons and other embellishments as desired

Girdle:

  • One necklace with fastener
  • Jump ring or other connector

Tools:

  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Tapestry needle that fits through eyelets
  • Fabric marker
  • Eyelet setting tool
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • Blunt needle or point turner
  • Jewelry pliers for girdle

 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 43 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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