A sweet fitted sundress that's innocent-looking in the front but has a sun seeker's strappy back view, the Mackenzie Dress, by Genniewren Designs, is just perfect for spring and summer.
The fitted bodice has a V-shaped dropped waist at the front, and a natural waistline at the back. The waistline is emphasized with optional piping to show off the shape.
The Mackenzie Dress has a choice of an A-line skirt (View A) or a gathered skirt (View B). The dress fastens at the back bodice with either hook and loop tape or snaps.
The fully lined bodice is quick and simple to make and the wide straps are easy to turn right sides out, which makes this an ideal pattern for confident beginners and learners alike, particularly when choosing View A with the simple A-line skirt.
This versatile PDF pattern comes with a list of suggestions for taking the Mackenzie Dress pattern further; including a bonus step by step photo tutorial showing how to use the bodice pattern pieces to make a cute reversible top.
Once you have made one of these sweet sundresses you will want to make many more. The Mackenzie Dress pattern will fast become one of your doll’s favorite dresses.
Recommended Fabrics: This pattern is designed for woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, poplin, quilter's cottons, broadcloth, or cotton blends e.g. cotton/linen or polyester/cotton blends. The testers also made this dress in viscose, foil knit fabric and organza fabrics with great results.
-One fat quarter of non-directional fabric for View A, or 10” of 42”-44” wide fabric. (Extra fabric may be required to match plaids or large print motifs).
-10” of 42”-44” wide fabric for View B. (Extra fabric may be required to match plaids or large print motifs).
-For both views you will need 14” x 14” of lining fabric, e.g. lightweight cotton or cotton blends (polycotton is ideal).
-Half a yard of heirloom mini piping, or you could use home made piping, rick rack trim or ribbon if preferred (optional). If you wish to pipe the entire bodice you will need 1.25 yards of piping.
-4” of narrow Ultra Thin hook and loop tape (hook and loop sides) or 2” Anti Snag hook and loop tape, or three snaps for the back closure.
Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate
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
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I love this pattern. I have made 3 so far and love it.. Very easy to do
It's beautiful. It's dramatic! The piping allowed me to add a contrast color to really make the print of the fabric to pop! I made the gathered skirt version. The silhouette is beautiful and really shows that Genniewren understands the doll shape. Great instructions for sewing piping and for making a precision lower bodice point, even with all those gathers. I loved it so much, I made it in the other scales, too.
As usual your patterns and instructions are first class.
This dress was easy to cut out and sew! Just love the style!! Have gotten compliments on it!!