Available in girls' sizes 1-8, 10, 12, 14 and 16, the “Dora” dress, by Genniewren Designs, has a hint of Euro styling with its mix of print fabrics and optional ruffles. The optional apron adds an extra touch of Euro country style cuteness. The full gored skirt definitely has the “twirl” factor.
The sleeveless dress has a lined, square necked bodice. The bodice can be edged with rick rack or piping if required. The gathered skirt is created from eleven gored panels.
View A has a ruffled skirt. View B has a plain skirt. Either view leaves plenty of scope for your imagination to run riot with your choice of mix and match prints and trimmings.
The optional apron can be edged with trim or hemmed with a narrow hem.
The dress fastens with buttons at the center back bodice.
Be sure to look for the matching 18 inch doll sized pattern to match this dress!
Recommended Fabrics: Suitable for woven fabrics only, e.g. cottons, polycottons, corduroy
-See the Fabric Yardage Chart for further information
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 57 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 tested this pattern for Genine, and also the doll dress. My granddaughter and her doll just love dressing alike (that's my granddaughter on the pattern). My granddaughter does not live close, so I trusted the sizing Genine did. The fit was perfect for both. Great instructions!