Sunday Best is a vintage-inspired dress designed to fit Kidz N Cats® Dolls. The dress features a 1950’s style bodice trim that looks charming on dolls from any era. View A and View C have a scalloped edge trim and View B is made from gathered lace. Views A and B have bias tape trim, and directions are given for making your own bias trim or using packaged bias tape. View B is made from an eyelet fabric that has a finished lace edge. The dresses are embellished with a bow or purchased appliqué. The full skirt is gathered at the waist, and can be trimmed with a contrasting bias or the scallop trim. Dressmaker “secrets” are included for easy methods to make the scallop trim and buttonholes. The dress fastens down the back with either buttons or hook and loop tape. Depending on your fabric choices the dress can be dainty and feminine or bold and fun - either look is perfect for your doll when she wants to dress in her “Sunday Best.”
Special Note - This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit a Kidz N Cats® Doll specifically and will not fit the standard 18 inch doll such as American Girl Doll. A KNC doll is 18 inches tall but has a much slimmer hard plastic body. You can see more info on our Doll Measurements page.
To view this pattern for 18" dolls such as American Girl® click here.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight to medium weight cotton
View A and C
-1/2 yard cotton fabric (main dress)
-1/4 yard contrast fabric (scallop trim)
-1 package single fold bias tape (View A)
-1-1/2 yards decorative trim (View C)
-1 yard cotton eyelet fabric with finished lace edge.(main dress)
-1/8 yard contrast fabric (trim)
-purchased appliqué (optional)
-1/2 yard flat lace trim, 1-3/4” wide
-9” of 3/8” wide Ultra Thin hook and loop tape OR
-Six 3/8” buttons
-Interfacing (optional) small scrap
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
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!
I absolutely love this pattern. The instructions and sewing tips were just fantastic. I added an inch to the length of the bodice and shortened the skirt length, as I intend to make a tulle underskirt in rose red with the frilled edge showing below the dress hemline, but other than that I followed the instructions, including sewing the scallops through paper.