This cute summer top PDF pattern, by JenAshley Doll Designs, has variations for a pleated or gathered empire waist style top. Included are options to embellish the fully lined upper bodice. The confident beginner has the opportunity to learn new skills such as pleating and gathering. Those with more experience will enjoy creating a quick top for their 18 inch dolls.
Suggested fabrics include lightweight fabric such as 100% cotton, linen, etc. Fabric that presses easily and holds a crease is recommended for the the pleated top.
-1/4 yard lightweight woven fabric
-Matching or contrasting thread
-hook and loop tape or snaps
-Ribbon, lace, rickrack, etc
-Embroidery or decorative thread
-Erasable fabric marker
Iron on water soluable stabilizer or heavy starch
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 25 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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Very pretty blouse! I needed a dressy top to go with some shorts, and this was perfect. I made the pleated version, with some simple lace and buttons on the front placket. Pleats can be challenging, but these were very well done and easy to do. Fit was excellent, and instructions were very clear. I’m thinking about making this again a little longer and making it a dress!
Love the pattern as I was looking for a top that I could pair with jeans. Also love that I can download, print , cut out and sew!!
I love this pattern! It is so simple to make. The instructions are very clear. I used a lightweight voile type fabric with tiny lavender dots and rosebuds. It is so pretty. Thank you for this pattern.
Finished the pleated top today in 2 hours. This is a very nice pattern and the instructions are easy to follow. I picked a busy modern type fabric with purples, black, and silver. It looks beautiful!
Just finished making this top. Instructions were terrific and the top turned out perfect. I made the neck into a V-neck with a gathered skirt. So cute. I think I will actually make this into a dress it is so cute. Thanks so much for the great quality patterns