1954 Party Dresses 18" Doll Clothes

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This girl's 1950s dress PDF pattern has a fitted back-buttoning bodice, gathered skirt with gathered patch pockets, and corded piping trim. View A has a contrast collar, puffed sleeves with contrast cuffs, and ribbon bows. View B is a tailored version with short, cuffed sleeves and a small, round collar. View C has a contrast skirt for a separates look. 

Recommended Fabrics:  quilting cotton, poplin, or cotton pique

Supplies Needed:
-View A: 1/2 yard dress fabric, 1/4 yard contrast fabric
-View B: 1/2 yard dress fabric
-View C: 1/4 yard dress fabric, 3/8 yard contrast fabric for skirt
-Lining: Scrap of lightweight woven fabric
-Trim: 1/4 yard contrast fabric and 2 yards 1 mm cording
-Notions: Thread, 3 - 3/8" buttons, one slide-style buckle with 3/8" opening, scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing; View A: 1 yard 1/8" ribbon for bows

Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 22 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn 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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Marsha H.
United States United States
A cute pattern!

I am currently making my first dress with this pattern, I like it so far.

Mary S.
United States
Darling pattern!

I have made this pattern three times now. Very versatile! Directions were easy to follow.

Gay F.
1954 Party Dresses

Great pattern. Instructions are very clear and fit is perfect. Because of the details on this dress it does take a little more time but it is well worth it

Gay F.
This is a beautiful dress.

This is a beautiful dress. I love the details on the dress. Instructions are very clear and detailed


Great pattern. Made three variations and love them all. Details are so true to the era. Instructions are precise and easy to follow.