This is a luxuriously sculpted design that is easy to sew. With one foot in modern fashion & one foot in the past, you will enjoy the unique details that set this dress apart. Featuring length options and specialized pieces for sewing with woven or knit fabrics, A Regal Celebration, by Dollhouse Designs, is sure to please the movie and fashion fans in your life. The gown has a very dramatic open overskirt that sweeps to the back in delicate pleats. It can be made floor length or extra-long. The bodice features a very wide-set squared neckline, slim pointed sleeves, and a lapped asymmetrical front. It features gracefully curving edges and is gently shaped with darts. The skirt is slightly flared and flows into a trained back. This deluxe pattern includes instructions for several seam finishes for neckline & hems: a simple facing, lace edging, binding, piping, and fold-over elastic that are all easy to follow. High quality photos & illustrations will guide you through each step of construction.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight wovens such as cotton prints, quilting weight, lace, or special occasion fabrics such as satin. Also Stretch Wovens & Stretchy Knits, 2-way stretch performance fabrics, wovens w/ added spandex, fine wale corduroy, linen-like, silky solids. Also lace and sheers.Supplies Needed:
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 70 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, and comes with a Summary of Instructions to help save on printer ink. 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!
I made this dress out of an old dress shirt. It was tricky getting the skirt pieces out of the de-constructed shirt pieces, but I was very happy with the results. I added a sewn in petticoat and short puffed over sleeves. I loved making this dress and can't wait to make another one for my nieces birthday. The pattern was easy to use as were the directions.
This dress is quite the statement dress! Makes your doll feel like a princess! There are a lot of different options with this pattern. You can make it with both skirts, or just the smaller underskirt (which is still a stunning dress). You can make it as a top and separate skirt for a different look. The dramatic overskirt can be made as a separate piece allowing different looks.