Perfect for your doll this summer – this gorgeous, fully reversible halter-neck dress has a fitted wrap bodice and a full gathered skirt. The overlaps of the Bodice are curved to form a pretty sweetheart neckline while the gathered skirt has an extension for added color and a touch of gathered tulle finishes the hem. Each piece is topstitched with contrasting thread if desired. The dress closes with Hook & Loop Tape on the bodice back and the halter strap closes with a snap.
This easy pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Fabric Used: I used Quilters’ Cotton for both the Main and Contrast Dresses and Medium Weight Tulle for the Ruffle.
Main Dress: Quilters’ Cotton - 9” x 42”
Contrast Dress: Quilters’ Cotton - 9” x 42”
Interfacing for Waistband: Fusible, Lightweight - 12 ¼” x 1 ¼” wide
Tulle Ruffle: Medium Weight Tulle - 62” x 1”
Hook & Loop Tape for Dress: 1 ¾” x 3/8” wide
Snap for Halter-Neck Closure: Size 0 (0.35”) (8.9mm)
General Sewing Supplies: Matching Thread; Erasable Marking Pen; Clear Tape; Loop Turner; Point Turner; Teflon™ Sheet, general sewing supplies.
A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/12’, a Walking Foot, a General Purpose Foot, and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
Skill Level: Easy-Intermediate
What You Get: One 38 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!
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The pattern is beautifully done with clear photos and easy to understand instructions. Everything comes together perfectly to recreate a vintage style bikini and wrap. The panties construction is cleverly done with the hook and loop tape at the side seam to avoid elastic at the back. Fits the newer dolls and my PC dolls well.