Inspired by the aqua blue waters and the surf-sized waves of Waikiki, this closely-fitted dress sweeps in and out with a princess-seamed bodice that sports contrasting front-to-back in-seam ruffles and a flared skirt with contrasting godets.
Made either sleeveless or with flutter sleeves, the dress is equally suited for island sight-seeing or a luau. Finish the hem in a modern mini length or the pictured knee length with a lightweight cotton or cotton blend fabric or lightweight knits. The back has a hook and loop closure.
This versatile design features endless options for embellishment. Four free machine embroidery hibiscus designs for bodice, hem, and sleeves are offered on the Pixie Faire Machine Embroidery site.
Bonus hibiscus flower craft pattern and instructions are included with this pattern for further embellishing the outfit. Additional ideas are included on the "From the Designer's Desk" page!
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This pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
• 1 Fat quarter of solid or floral print woven fabric (or lightweight knits)
• 1 Coordinating fat quarter of fabric for sleeve, ruffle, and godets
• Optional: 1 yd. 1” or 1 1/4" gathered white eyelet lace
• Hook and loop tape
• Coordinating thread
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 33 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!