Make this beautifully detailed Civil War two-piece outfit for your favorite 18" doll such as American Girl® and Harmony Club™ dolls. This Keepers Dolly Duds design features a dainty rounded collar edged in lace and front placket with mini buttons add contrast and detail. The collar and the full sleeves are made from accenting fabric. The dropped shoulders have shaped sleeve caps that top the long cuffed sleeves that fasten with thread loops and buttons. A pretty shaped peplum crowns the fully gathered skirting and surrounds the waist. Side ties make for a better fit and form a pretty bow in the back. The fully gathered skirting is mid-calf length. The back fastens with three small buttons and ties in the back. The delicate apron is a must for a young girl in civil war times. This apron is trimmed in a bit of lace and mini buttons up the front. It features tiny bias cut bretelles that span out over the shoulders. It is very full with a lace-edged curved hemline towards the back and ties form a pretty bow at the back.
Suggested Fabrics: Dress, Dress Contrast, and Apron in lightweight cotton, homespun, cotton blends, linen, muslin, batiste, or silk. Not suitable for knits.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 34 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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The pattern was really easy to follow, I used a blue print for the dress, and a very crisp white for the apron. I love the way the apron looks, but the dress looks so good too, that it s hard to cover it up with the apron. Over all, I am very pleased with the professional look s of the whole outfit, and I would make it again using a different colored print for a little different look.
I loved sewing the Civil War Dress and Apron pattern by Keepers Dolly Duds Design. The pattern is well designed, the directions and illustrations are easy to follow, and the dress is adorable. I’m working on my third one in preparation for a display of dresses that represent the history of my county for my county fair booth.