A very stylish and versatile all-in-one dress resembling a skirt, blouse and jacket; teamed with a gorgeous knitted beret, this is a must-have outfit for your favorite doll’s Paris holiday. The Jacket features three front insert options - an inserted metal zipper, lace or piping; it has shoulder gathered, elbow-length sleeves with rounded fold-up cuffs which match the round necked blouse front. The jacket front and back, cuffs and blouse front, are lined and top-stitched. Three pretty buttons on the blouse front match the buttons on either side of each sleeve cuff. The gathered skirt is edged with narrow lace and the dress closes in back with hook and loop tape. The very easy knitted beret with stalk, finishes off the outfit perfectly.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 14 - 14.5 inch dolls such as Hearts For Hearts Girls® and WellieWishers™. It is also available on Pixie Faire for 18" doll such as American Girl®.
Fabric Used – Quilter’s Cotton was used for the Skirt, Blouse Front and Jacket. Lightweight Cotton was used as lining on the Blouse Front and Jacket Fonts and Back. Nylon Lace edges the skirt, and zippers, lace and piping were used for the design features on the Jacket Fronts. Tiny ¼” wide scrap-booking buttons were used on the Blouse Front and Sleeve Cuffs. The Beret was made using Fingering Weight yarn. This Pattern is not suitable for knits.
Jacket Fronts, Bodice Back, Sleeves & Cuffs : Quilters Cotton or Fabric of Choice - 9” x 20”
Blouse Front & Cuffs : Quilters Cotton or Fabric of Choice - 6” x 10”
Skirt : Quilters Cotton or Fabric of Choice - 4” x 20”
Blouse Front Lining : Lightweight Cotton - 5” x 6”
Jacket Fronts & Back Lining : Lightweight Cotton - 5” x 12”
hook and loop tape for Dress - 3/8” wide x 3 ½”
Zipper for Jacket Front Insert (Option A) - 1 x 5” or 6”
Lace for Jacket Front Insert (Option B) - 5/8” wide x 9”
Piping for Jacket Insert (Option C) - 9” DIY or Purchased
Nylon Lace for Skirt - 5/8” wide x 21”
Decorative Buttons for Blouse and Jacket Cuffs (Available from Pixie Faire) - ¼” wide x 7
A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10’, a Walking Foot, Zipper Foot, Piping Foot, General Purpose Foot and ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
USA : 25g Fingering Weight Yarn will render 2 Berets - USA Size 2 Needles
UK : 25g 4-Ply Yarn will render 2 Berets - Metric 2.75mm Needles
Matching and Contrasting Thread, Marking Pen, Point Turner, Clear Tape, Darning or Tapestry Needle, Side Cutters, Fray-Stop, general sewing supplies.
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 45 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!
This is an adorable design. However, I feel that the skill level "Easy Intermediate" is misleading for this smaller size doll pattern. I have been sewing for 5 decades, and there is no "easy" about assembling this dress. Placing the zipper trim on the jacket so that the tape & teeth are facing out correctly can be tricky, not to mention set in sleeves and distributing gathering. Showing successive steps in different fabric combinations might be confusing to a less experienced sewer but overall I would say that the directions were were very well done. Note: this turned out a little snug for a Welly Wisher.
Even though the pattern pieces are smaller the jacketed dress is just as easy to sew - and just as stylish - as the 18" version. As always, Little Miss Muffett provides clear instructions & photos if you need them. A pleasure to sew and my Emer looks adorable!