The Awesome 80s Party Dress, by Eden Ava Couture, features a dropped waist bodice and large puffed sleeves. The full skirt reaches mid-calf for extra twirl effect. The back has four buttons (or snaps/hook and loop tape if you prefer) and is adorned with a large bow at the base of the bodice back or a smaller bow at the waist of the bodice front.
View A has a contrasting bodice.
View B is made with one fabric choice.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
(4) snaps or Hook and Loop Tape (if you do not want to use a button closure)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 21 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.
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Welcome back to the 80s. I was lucky to test this pattern. It all goes together very easily. I made 2 bows for the dress, one in contrasting white and one in the same fabric as the dress. I attached them to a broach clip so that they could be worn at the side or the back. It topped it all off with a double bow hair clip.
Like all of Eden Ava Couture's patterns this makes such a pretty party dress. It is quick and easy the the instructions are spot on. I had the pleasure of testing this pattern and so glad I did. I will make more of these because I have more than one doll. I don't want any fighting over it. :-) Pick up your copy today!
I was a tester for this pattern. I used a fabric combination which my daughter wore back in the 80's! Black velvet bodice,taffeta skirt, and satin bow, just like hers. This will be perfect for the new Courtney doll from AG. Great fit, and really easy sewing. This dress uses a facing instead of a lining -- no lining to cut or sew. What a timesaver that is.