The Melanie outfit, by Genniewren Designs, consists of a classic style A-line top in a choice of lengths, with or without sleeves, teamed with capri pants offering a choice of a shaped cuff or flared ruffle finish.
The contrast bib style appliqué can be trimmed with rick rack or lace, or trims can be added to the front as in the pink version. The top is the perfect canvas for embellishments such as trims or machine or hand embroidery.
This pattern is designed to be made from fabric scraps, so let your creative instincts run free and mix colors, prints, plains, plaids, spots and stripes to create a totally unique look.
The versatile Melanie A-Line top and capri pants is sure to become one of your doll’s favorite outfits. The pattern also includes a list of suggestions to help you get extra value from your pattern purchase.
The Melanie PDF sewing pattern has been designed to fit the popular 18 inch soft bodied dolls such as American Girl Doll ®, Gotz Precious Day Doll ®, My London Girl ® or Madame Alexander Favorite Friends ®.
Recommended Fabrics: woven fabrics only. Suggested fabrics include cotton poplin, cotton lawn, quilters’ cottons, chambray, broadcloth or poly cotton blends. The capri pants could also be made from slightly heavier fabric such as cotton twill or denim.Supplies Needed:
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 44 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!
I was very pleased with the well written pattern. My only criticism is that from the waist to the crotch in the capris is too short. I found that when I added an extra 3/4” the capris fit much better
This pattern was wonderful. I had no problem with it and there is so much you can do with it. Thanks for a great pattern.
I love this easy and versatile pattern. I have made it several times, especially the short dress sleeveless pattern. I always make it reversible, easy and you get tops in one ! Perfect for fat quarters too. In the picture, the mulbberry version is with the capris, and the yellow and grey is the short dress version sleeveless,assorted with a legging.
The outfit had easy to follow directions and fit the Battat doll perfectly!