Create a mini wardrobe with this fabulously versatile ‘go anywhere’ dress pattern. Make a pretty dress for your favorite doll or by changing fabrics, create a blouse and pinafore; a blouse, vest and skirt; or a dress and vest. The dress has a fitted bodice which has Central Front and Back Panels, Side Panels, a Yoke and a Button Placket for added visual interest. Short Puff Sleeves have top-stitched cuffs as does the Skirt with a top-stitched lace hem edge. The gathered sleeves and skirt soften the top-stitched detail of the lined Bodice which closes in the back with Hook and Loop Tape. This relatively easy pattern is designed to fit 18-inch soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Don't miss the coordinating little sister pattern for 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight Denim, Quilters' Cotton
Fabric Used – Lightweight Denim and Quilters’ Cotton was used for the Dresses and Variations. Lightweight Cotton was used for the Lining.
Dress Only : Quilters’ Cotton or Fabric of Choice – 17” x 30”
Lining : Lightweight Cotton – 8 ½” x 18”
Variations / Fabric Combinations:
‘Blouse’ – Sleeves & Front Yoke: Quilters’ Cotton or Fabric of Choice – 8” x 18”
Pinafore – Skirt & Bodice, no Yoke or Sleeves : Quilters’ Cotton or Fabric of Choice – 13” x 30”
Skirt : Quilters’ Cotton or Fabric of Choice – 28” x 3 ½”
Vest – Bodice, no Yoke, Skirt or Sleeves : Quilters’ Cotton or Fabric of Choice – 9” x 22”
‘Blouse’ & Skirt : Quilters’ Cotton or Fabric of Choice – 8” x 28”
Lace for Hem : 28” x 5/8” wide
Hook & Loop Tape for Back Closure : 6” x 3/8” wide
Buttons for Front Placket : 5 for Dress, 4 for Variations x ¼” wide
Optional: Ribbon Bows, Ribbon Roses, Hand Embroidery Threads for Yoke Variations
Matching Thread, Contrasting Thread, Marking Pen, Point Turner, Clear Tape, general sewing supplies.
A ‘Universal Needle – 80/12, a Walking Foot, a General Purpose Foot and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 37 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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I was lucky to test this pattern. Absolute must have. It was easy. Much quicker than it looks. Easy instuctions. Have cut more, because you can do so many variations by just using different fabric to get different results. Well.done and thank you Margie from Little Miss Muffet for another 5 star pattern