Ring-a-ding-ding, make a dress that really sings with this beautifully designed Keepers Dolly Duds pattern. These fab summertime frocks are inspired by the swinging styles of the 1950s and will make a marvelous addition to your dolls fifties wardrobe!
View A has a cross over waistband treatment with a wide open clean neckline and short puffy sleeves with sleeve bands.
View B has a wide open neckline with extended shoulders and short self-lined sleeves. It features a small collar with a tab detail that anchors a center neckline bow. Both dresses fasten up the back with seven buttons. Side ties form a pretty bow tie in the back which allow for some adjustment when fitting the dress on dolls with varying waistlines.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: View A and B Dress in lightweight fabric such as cotton, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 26 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn 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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I love this pattern. I have made it many times. It is easy to make and produces such an impressively beautiful dress.
I have made "sew" many dresses off this pattern not only for my many dolls, but also for the dolls of special little girls in my life. I especially like making it out of polka dot fabric with a tone-on-tone white trim. It is definitely one of my favorites!