Who doesn’t dream of an island vacation? This adorable little dress, by FROG Princess Fashions, fits the bill for any activity in a tropical paradise! The fit and flare style features godets in the skirt that can be of matching or contrasting fabric, and ruffles at the shoulders that can also be made of gathered lace. As I was stitching this up, I chose to work with shades of fabric that complement the lovely aqua waters of Waikiki, but, of course, you could use any colors, including white. And be sure to check out all the design ideas on the "From the Designer's Desk" page!
Use the free Hibiscus machine embroidery design to embellish your Waikiki Waves Dress!
This pattern also comes sized to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight cotton or polyester cotton blends, lightweight knits
• 1 Fat quarter of solid or floral print fabric
• 1 Coordinating fat quarter of fabric for sleeve, ruffle, and godets
• Optional: 1 yd. 1” gathered white eyelet lace
• Notions: hook and loop tape for back closure
• Machine embroidery designs (free on Pixie Faire Machine Embroidery page)
• Rayon or Polyester/rayon blend machine embroidery thread for designs
• 1mm white craft foam for hibiscus flower craft
• White string
• Yellow craft paint and small brush
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 32 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.Download, Print, Sew!
So nice to have this pattern resized for the Wellies. The dress really fits the doll perfectly. You can add the free embroidery design or leave it plain and just play with fabric choices. The Wellies just look adorable with ruffles!
This is only the second dress I have made for this scale. I had to try it because I love Nautical dresses, and when I saw the lines of this dress, I thought it would be perfect for my collection of sailor dresses. And it is. Look at how much detail she got into this tiny scale. The fit is excellent on my Heart for Hearts doll. The instructions were clear, and easy to follow. Even for this scale, the sewing was surprisingly manageable.