This sewing pattern is for a glamorous full length evening dress with dramatic back bodice detailing. The pattern comes with a short A-line Skirt Variation. Both versions look great in both fancy fabrics as well as cotton wovens for a more casual look.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight wovens such as satin, rayon challis, silk shantung, taffeta, cotton voile, synthetic or silk linings.
Yardage and materials:
-1/2 yard woven fabric
-1/2 yard lining fabric
-1/8 yard lightweight fusible interfacing
-small piece of 1/4” wide hook & loop tape
-2 small snaps
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 16 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!
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Really fun dress to make, and it turns out so cute! My only issue is, I'm not sure the markings for the pleats in the short skirt are in the right place. I've made the short version twice and both times I've struggled to get the pleats in the right place. I will keep using this pattern though because I love it!
This was a fun pattern to put together since it's got a little different construction than I've done before. It makes a really classy formal dress, or it can be more casual depending on the fabric used. The pattern calls for fusible interfacing, but if you use regular fabric you don't need it. The pleat placement seems a little off to me, and I wish the neckline would lay a little flatter, but those issues are not going to stop me from making this pattern repeatedly.
Absolutely unique pattern. This pattern has a fantastic opening which allows a back detail I've never seen before. Although the pattern is described as "Intermediate", I found it a fairly easy sew because of the excellent instructions and well drawn pattern. It turned out really nicely. I made mine in the short version, with a black, mini polka-dot cotton fabric with mini red bows at the top of the pleats. Completely different look from the same pattern. This pattern really makes a one-of-a kind outfit. Oh, and great instructions for a side placket closing.