Country Diva Dress & Top 14" - 15" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Has your doll dreamed of playing the Grand Ole Opry one day? Does she want to look prettier than a glob of butter on a stack of wheat cakes? Well butter my biscuit and call me sassy, because the Country Diva Dress and Top is just what she needs to get gussied up!

This versatile dress, by Forever 18 Inches, features a lined princess-seamed bodice, a lined and freestanding gathered skirt, an optional faux placket, and a wide, not quite-off-the-shoulder neckline topped with a split, bias- cut ruffle. Extra cutting lines are included to fit three different doll brands. Variations include a continuous ruffle, an unlined skirt, a simplified bodice, and separate pattern pieces to create a bonus top. You can choose to make a simple project or a lace-enhanced extravaganza--but however you make it, it's guaranteed to dill your pickle!

This pattern was sized on an American Girl WellieWishers™ Doll (Chest: 6-3/4", Waist: 5-7/8", Hips 7-3/4”) and Ruby Red Fashion Friends® doll (Chest: 7-1/8", Waist: 6-1/4", Hips: 7-3/4"). The pattern also fits Hearts for Hearts Girls® (Chest: 6-1/2", Waist: 5-3/4”, Hips: 7"), which have very similar measurements. The most critical measurement is the waist size. If your dolls' measurements are different from your doll of choice you may need to make adjustments to the pattern for an optimal fit.

Country Diva design is also available for 18" dolls separately.

Suggested Fabrics: Tightly woven fabric such as quilter's cotton or other similar medium-light to medium-weight natural fabrics are ideal for the main fabric. Lightweight fabrics such as batiste or lawn work well for the Bodice Lining, and lightweight silky fabrics work well for the Skirt Lining.


Supplies Needed:

Fabric Requirements:
- Option 1: Overskirt: ¼ yd.; Skirt & Bodice Lining: 1/4 yd.; Bodice, Binding & Ruffle: 1/3 yd.
- Option 2: Bodice, Skirt, Ruffle, & Binding: 1/2 yd.; Bodice Lining: 1/6 yd.
- Option 3: Bodice, Skirt, Ruffle, Placket & Binding: 1/2 yd.; Bodice Lining: 1/6 yd.
- Option 4: Lining: 1/6 yd.; Bodice, Ruffle, & Binding: 1/3 yd.

Notions:

Option 1:
1. Five ¼" buttons
2. Three medium-sized snaps OR two pieces of Hook-and-Loop, about 3 ½” long

Option 2:
1. Trim: For Collar Ruffle 1 yd. of lightweight narrow lace, for Skirt 1-1/4 yds. of decorative braid or rickrack, for Bodice 6-1/2" decorative braid or rickrack for the princess seams, and for the center front panel three 2-1/2" pieces of decorative rickrack or trim
2. Three medium-sized snaps OR two pieces of Hook-and-Loop, about 3 ½” long

Option 3:
1. Optional: For Collar Ruffle 1 yd. of lightweight narrow lace
2. Three medium-sized snaps OR two pieces of Hook-and-Loop, about 3 ½” long

Option 4:
1. Three medium-sized snaps OR five inches of Hook-and-Loop
2. Optional: For Collar Ruffle 1 yd. of lightweight narrow lace

All Options:
1. Matching thread
2. Fray Check®
3. Frixion® pen or other marking tool
4. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances


Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 56 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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Pixie Faire and the designers featured are not affiliated with WellieWishers™, Ruby Red Fashion Friends®, Hearts For Hearts Girls®, Fray Check®, or Frixion®.



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