This dress features a short sleeve style with a bow that ties in the front of the bodice. It has a gathered skirt with placket for button accent. With so many fabric prints and colors to choose from and a variety of styling options this dress can become your doll’s go-to outfit at any season of the year.
Bonus: This pattern design also includes a sleeveless and ruffled strap variation!
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: • Quilting cotton • Calico fabric • Lightweight fabric such as crepe, eyelet and gingham • Any woven fabric
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 24 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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The dress is really cute, but the sewing instructions are terrible. I have been sewing for over 50 years, and for the last 10 years have only made doll clothes. I am not new at this. I usually only print off the summary sewing instructions since I do not need the pictures and that saves paper. These instructions left steps out, and actually suggested you look at the photo. The summary is supposed to tell you what to do without referring you back to a picture. I had to go back to the PDF file to try and figure out what wasn't making sense. I discovered that steps were missing from the summary, and instructions were in a different order. A proofreader would help. And why isn't the tie basted on to the shoulder seam before the back and front bodice pieces are sewn together? It would avoid the visible seam.