The Sweet All Around Sundress features an 8 gore circle skirt with elastic waist and a fun criss cross tie-back closure, which results in a fit that works for both older and newer versions of 18" dolls such as American Girl®. The shorter length is fun and flirty, while the longer version is perfect for a garden party or cruise wear. When she wears this dress, she can’t help but twirl!
This educational PDF pattern includes a tutorial on working with bias trim.
Recommended Fabrics:Woven cotton with non-directional print
-Fabric VIEW 1 - one fat quarter or 1/4 yd 45” wide
-Fabric VIEW 2 - two fat quarters or 1/3 yd 45” wide
-5 inch length of 1/4” wide elastic
-One (3 to 4 yd) package of 1/4” wide DOUBLE FOLD bias trim
(If bias is purchased by the yard: 2 5/8 yd for VIEW 1 OR 2 7/8 yd for VIEW 2)
-Thread to match
-Standard sewing tools
Skill Level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate
What You Get: One 27 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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This went together very nicely. The bias tape works great and the dress has a nice flair. I made 4 of these for Christmas gifts and the girls loved them.
Perfect for a quick little summer outfit
I just love this dress. I love that it has an elastic waist and then it ties up in the back. The fit is just perfect
The skirt is very full and drapes nicely. I used regular quilting cotton and purchased bias tape. The halter style tie is great - no hook and loop to snag the hair. Went together quickly and easily. A great summer dress for your doll!