The Simple Summer Dress by Love From Lola is a quick and easy beginner friendly pattern. This fully lined shift dress ties at the shoulders with ribbons. It uses very little fabric - with a fat quarter or some cute scraps plus a bit of ribbon, you will soon be dressing your doll in a sweet new sundress with a ruffled hem. You can choose to use lace instead of fabric for the ruffle or to add rickrack or other trim above the ruffle. There is also room to express your creativity on the front of the dress with embroidery, appliqué, iron-on transfers, etc.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 14-15" dolls such as Hearts for Hearts Girls®, Ruby Red Fashion Friends™, and WellieWishers™.
This pattern is also available for 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: A light to mid weight woven cotton.
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 18 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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This is a cute little dress and easy to sew. I tried it on my Ruby Red Fashion Friends doll. I found it a bit snug, but not overly so. I sewed the option A dress first with the ruffle. I will make other options later. It would be a good pattern for a beginner for sure. Make sure you keep the ribbon ties out of the way when sewing the top of the dress.
A cute pattern and easy to make. My granddaughter loved it. Directions were clear and the pictures very helpful.