A Touch of Andalusia: Sacromonte 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Flamenco is now closely linked to Spanish culture, although its birth is the result of a beautiful amalgamation of many cultures (Greek, Roman, Jewish, Moorish, Gypsy, Indian...) which would have taken place in Andalusia, in the district now known as Sacromonte. Appreciated by the Spaniards since the 19th century, it entered the international scene at the beginning of the 20th century, and is today recognized as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The dress of flamenco dancers has gone through several variations, moving from sobriety to exuberance. Here is a version, precisely full of exuberance and details. The two ruffles trimmed with lace give ample movement at the bottom of the dress and the fringes of the V-neck will fly away with each dance movement, accompanying the rhythm of the music. The sleeves are decorated with rose and pearls, elements that we also find in a headband that surrounds the hair and allows the dancer to also play with the movement of her hair while freeing the face. A fan, an essential tool for flamenco dance, completes the outfit. The dress closes at the back with an invisible zipper, which keeps all the grace of the dress.

Le Flamenco est aujourd’hui intimement lié à la culture espagnole, bien que sa naissance soit le résultat d’un bel amalgame de nombreuses cultures (grecque, romaine, juive, maure, gitane, indienne…) qui aurait eu lieu en Andalousie, dans le quartier aujourd’hui connu sous le nom de Sacromonte. Apprécié des Espagnols dès le XIX s., il fait son entrée sur la scène internationale au début du XX s, et est aujourd’hui reconnu comme bien du Patrimoine Culturel Immatériel de l’Humanité.
La robe des danseuses de flamenco a connu plusieurs variations, passant tour à tour de la sobriété à l’exubérance. En voici une version, justement pleine d’exubérance et de détails. Les deux volants garnis de dentelles donnent un mouvement ample au bas de la robe et les franges du col en V s’envoleront à chaque mouvement de danse, accompagnant le rythme de la musique. Les manches sont décorées de rose et de perles, éléments que nous retrouvons également dans un bandeau qui entoure les cheveux et permet à la danseuse de jouer également avec le mouvement de ses cheveux tout en libérant le visage. Un éventail, outil indispensable à la danse flamenco, vient compléter la tenue. La robe se ferme à l’arrière grâce à une fermeture à glissière invisible, qui permet de conserver toute la grâce de la robe.

Parlez-vous français? The instructions are written in both English and French!

This PDF sewing pattern by Perles & Rubans is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics:

  • cotton

Supplies Needed:

  • One 8’’ invisible Zipper
  • 16’’ – 4’’ fringe chainette (contrasting color)
  • 177’’ – Double Fold Bias ¼’’
  • 5 to 15 - ¼’’ beads in assorted colors
  • 122’’ of 1’’ lace already gathered or 197’’ of non-gathered lace of assorted color (lower ruffle)
  • 55’’ of 1’’ lace already gathered or 118’’ of non-gathered lace of contrasting color (upper ruffle)
  • 3 ½’’ of ¼’’ elastic (headband)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Seam sealant
  • 1 tassel
  • origami or scrapbook paper
  • Recommended: invisible zipper foot
  • Optional: 2’’ x 10’’ of fusible interfacing

Skill Level: Intermediate

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