The Primrose Dress, by BuzzinBea, features a V-neckline with criss cross straps and ruffled sleeves and skirt. It also offers the option to add lace or crochet trim on the neckline, a longer sleeve length and single ruffle skirt style if preferred. As always, there is that option to convert this dress into a stylish and trendy top.
With all the layers and ruffle accents in this pattern, there is definitely a lot of flouncy movements and feminine flair awaiting on your finished dress. Explore bright floral prints, flowy fabrics and beautiful trim to express your own style and creativity using this pattern.
This PDF doll clothes sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: • Quilting cotton • Calico fabric • Lightweight fabric such as chiffon, crepe, eyelet and gingham • Any woven fabric
• 1/2 yard of 44” width woven fabric
• 1/4 yard of lining fabric
• Hook and Loop Tape
• Matching thread
• Lace or crochet trim if preferred measuring 1 yard by 1/4” to 3/8 “ wide
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 26 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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The pattern was easy to follow and went together smoothly. I took the other reviewer's advice and added a little to the length. I don't have a serger and prefer more finished edges, so I added to the width of the ruffles and ruffle lining so that I could turn the edges in. I wish I would have thought to do that to the bodice, and I could have enclosed the edges with the lining - I'll do that next time. I also may add a little to the length of the criss cross straps so that I can angle their edges to match the angle of the neckline. I loved the sleeves and the fit was perfect for my doll. Looking forward to using many times!
This pattern was easy to sew and the directions were very clear. However, if I were to sew it again, I would make the skirt longer. Even the longer skirt version is mini.