This beautifully designed 1950s style dress by Keepers Dolly Duds looks just as great visiting near the punch bowl as it does on the dance floor. The dress features full-circle skirting, a wide boat neck collar, and notched sleeves. The dress is designed to fasten up the back with five buttons, but snaps or hook and loop tape could certainly be used instead. The simple bows and curved trim details give this special occasion dress just enough charm to make it perfect for a local sock-hop!
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: Lightweight cotton shirting, Quilting cotton, Seersucker, Taffeta, Silk, Linen
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 23 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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This dress turned out very nice! The details on the sleeve really added to the look.
This pattern is very easy to use, has a great fit and the end result is very 1950’s stylish. I’m currently working on my second dress from this pattern and will probably make more because it lends itself to many possible variations. Love it!
I loved making this pattern, just as I've enjoyed all the patterns by Keepers Dolly Duds. Her designs always have that little "extra" to them, that make them special and different, and always suited to the time period and doll they're designed for. I've admired the dresses in her Flikr album that had similar circular swirl skirts with the bias trim, and was thrilled when she decided to offer one of the patterns for the rest of us seamstresses. Although I made the bow at the waist, I opted for buttons on the sleeves that matched the ones I sewed on the collar. As always, the fit was good, and the instructions clear. Thank You!!