Travel back to the 1950s in this three piece dress ensemble by Keepers Dolly Duds. The sleeveless dress fastens down the back with five buttons or snaps (hook and loop tape can be used is preferred). It features a smart looking pleated bodice finished with a row of decorative buttons and a simple collar. A tidy little belt divides the gathered skirting from the bodice, giving it the appearance of a separate blouse and skirt. The contoured off-center front opening of the jacket, which closes with four small snaps under decorative buttons, gives this ensemble the look of a 1950s sophisticate.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: Dress Bodice in light weight cotton, cotton blends, cotton shirting, muslin, batiste, voile, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Dress Skirting, Belt, and Jacket in in light weight cotton, homespun, cotton blends, linen, muslin, batiste, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Jacket Lining in synthetic lining, silk, muslin, batiste, or voile. Not suitable for knits.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 18 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! This PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step 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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Pattern looks easy to follow. I haven't had time to use it yet but I look forward to sewing the jacket for our 18 inch dolls in the near future.
I haven’t made this yet but it’s next on my list The patten is explained really well and is easy to follow
As always, Keepers patterns deliver great style, clear instructions, and excellent fit. Look at the details included on this pattern - the asymmetrical curved front jacket, the pin tucked bodice detail on a dress which looks like separates, and a classic belt. I teamed it up with one of my favorite hats, from Keepers' "Train Station" pattern.