This Keepers Dolly Duds pattern includes pieces to make a Regency styled Dress, Pinafore and Fichu. The dress neckline is trimmed with a dainty ruffle and fastens at the back with buttons. The pinafore has an open front with an overlapping front bodice trimmed with lace that fastens with hidden snap closures. The fichu tucks in along the pretty ruffled neckline.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: Dress and Pinafore in a lightweight fabric such as cotton, cotton blends, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Fichu in semi-sheer cotton batiste, cotton voile, silk voile, dotted Swiss, or handkerchief linen. Not suitable for knits
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 33 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn 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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This pattern is really cute. I did not make the Fichu and did not add the ruffle at the neck of the dress. A friend asked me to make an Anne of Green Gables outfit for her granddaughters birthday. I turned the pinafore opening to the back and did not add the lace trim as I was wanting a plainer look. It was for a journey doll and the outfit came out beautiful and she was thrilled. This pattern can be dressed up or down and I would highly recommend it.
This was a lot easier to make than I anticipated! Instructions for the sleeves is a bit odd but they can be attached however you're familiar with. Very cute and so many different ways to dress this up or down with different fabrics and trims.