Mita's Party Dress & Sweater Combo is now available for 14 1/2” dolls such as Wellie Wishers®, Glitter Girls® or other similarly sized dolls. Perfect for matching dresses with your favorite 18” doll…..little sister loves to dress like her big sister. Sure to be the best dressed dolls at any party!
The short puffy sleeves mirror the pattern featured in the open lace work in the full skirt of this pretty dress. Embellish the extended waistline with ribbon bows, jewels, or whatever your imaginations creates.
The dress is knit from the neck down so all you have are the sleeve and back seams to sew. It may seem like a complicated pattern but is really quite easy. Use your favourite Size 3 yarn. For the smaller dolls such as the Corelle les Cheries you may require a smaller needle to get a nicer fit. You will notice that the pattern does not include buttonholes. I have found that if small enough buttons are used they fit nicely through the stitches. Or you may choose to use snaps in the placket and put the buttons on the outside. Either way is very attractive.
Included in this pattern are the instructions for a tulle half-slip. It really fills out the skirt and shows off the pretty open lace design. Not to worry if you don't have a sewing machine as it can easily be sewn by hand. It is the the little things that make the dress special and perfect for your next party!
This pattern is also available for 18” dolls such as American Girl®, Maplelea®, Our Generation®, and other similarly sized dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: Any Size 3 yarn such as Sirdar® Snuggly™ DK, Bernat® Softee®, Baby, Loops & Thread® Kai™, Hayfield® Baby Sparlke™
- Approximately 1 oz (28 gm) of any Size 3 yarn for the dress
- Approximately 1/3 oz. (10 gm) of any Size 3 yarn for the sweater
- Small amount of any Size 3 yarn for the purse
- Size 6US (4mm) circular needles
- Size 3US (3.75 mm) straight knitting needles
- 4 stitch ring markers
- 4 buttons (1/4”) for the dress
- 5 buttons (1/4”) for the sweater
- 5 snaps (optional)
- Row counter (optional)
- Yarn needle
- Sewing needle and thread
- 2 pieces of tulle 10” x 25” (25.4 cm x 63.5 cm)
- Ribbon or other embellishment for the dress
- Button or other embellishment for the purse
- 10” of 1/4” elastic for the slip
Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Intermediate
What You Get: One 33 page knitting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF knitting pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions. 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.Download, Print, Knit!
I have only made the sweater at this time. I have made it twice with two different kinds of yarn. The first came out fine with the size 6 and 3 needles. The second one I had to switch to a size 4 for the sleeves and lower bodice. I plan to make more of them, I really enjoyed making this pattern.
Great, have just finished knitting dress, just need to finnishoff and sew on buttons. Every thing went smoothly and I really like end result. Thank you