Your 18" doll will look like a princess in this lovely gown! The pattern has an optional overskirt for a dreamy, fairy tale look or make the tea length version without the overskirt for an afternoon garden party with the girls! The pin tucks are perfect, but the bodice is beautiful made out of fashion fabric or lace as well!
This PDF pattern includes directions for the dress, collar, belt, overskirt. It also includes tips for making the bodice into a summer top! So many options!
Recommended Fabrics: Dress: Light weight cotton, batiste, silk dupioni; Overskirt: Fine mesh or organza
-1/3 yard light weight woven fashion fabric for the dress
-1/3 yard fine mesh or organza for overskirt
-Matching (or contrasting) sewing thread
-1 inch 3/8" hook & loop tape
-Fine point disappearing ink marker, pencil, or fine point Sharpie®
-2 snaps: size 1 (for little hands) or smaller
-Embellishment: Bows, buttons, beads, bling!
-For hem: 1/4" Lite EZ Steam two-sided fusible tape (or other double sided fusible tape)
-Instead of belt: 28" of 3/8" or 1/2" ribbon
-Small piece of light to medium weight fusible interfacing for bodice
-Quilting tools for cutting mesh: cutting board, rotary cutter, quilting grid
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 32 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!
The instructions were clear and the end result was great. The strapless bodice fits really well and the slim skirt is elegant. I didn't attempt the pintucks as I hand sew my doll clothes and it seemed like too much work. The sheer over skirt is very pretty . I scaled the pattern down to fit my 14 inch doll as well.
This is a delightful pattern - quite easy to sew and the directions and photographs are great!
Dress was very easy to put together, lovely fit.
This is a very easy to follow pattern with a lot of opportunities for creativity. I have made the pattern twice, and have another one cut out. One was in a satin for a 'party dress-up look' and the other was a knit for a walk on the beach. They both turned out adorable. A beginner sewer could easily sew this pattern up and be proud of the results. As an advanced sewer, I hope to use this pattern and use my imagination to create unique doll dresses with accessories.