The Art Deco Dress by dKinley designs, pays homage to the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 1930s in a fun new way. Trims are the focus of the design and a variety of looks can be achieved using various prints, trims or color schemes. Tiny sleeves are made on the bias and provide an extra bit of contrast detail. This dress, designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®, is partially lined and features a hook and loop closure. This PDF sewing pattern features three views. One uses 1/2” wide single fold bias tape, while the other two use 3/8” or 1/4” wide ribbon or trim.
Be sure to check out the coordinating Art Deco Bags pattern!
Learn how to make a reversible tunic with this pattern using this easy pattern hack!
Recommended Fabrics: Woven cottons, linens, or blends
-TRIM (Trims need to be lightweight and flexible enough for folding corners)
VIEW A: 1 1/4 yards 1/2” wide single fold bias tape
VIEW B: 1 1/2 yards 3/8” wide ribbon or trim
VIEW C: 1 3/4 yards 1/4” wide ribbon or trim
-MAIN FABRIC - one fat quarter or 1/3 yd 45” wide
-LINING FABRIC - one fat quarter or 1/4 yd 45” wide
-6” length 3/4” wide double-sided hook and loop tape
-Thread to match
-Standard sewing tools
Skill Level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate
What You Get: One 40 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 creative decorative finishes on this dress may look a little challenging, but they’re explained so well it doesn’t seem difficult at all. I love how the designer includes so many general sewing tips that are useful in the pattern … like the long lost art of making thread markings/tailor tacks! Dress fits perfectly on my modern AG doll.
I made 2 of the 3 views that are included in this pattern. Each was so fun! I felt like I was unlocking my inner artist as I worked. The directions in the pattern are excellent. Every one of the dkinkey patterns that I've sewn has taught me a new sewing technique or at least given me the reason behind why it is done. It's like getting a sewing lesson and an art lesson in one great pattern!