The simple outline of this 1930s Depression Era dress is dolled up with a few special details that make it charming enough for a child star. The dress is a basic knee-length a-line with short, delicately puffed sleeves. The dress opens all the way in the back and fastens with four buttons for easy dressing. The focal point is a pleated front insert finished on either side with a series of points that are secured to the dress with decorative buttons. As a finishing touch, the collar and sleeve cuffs are cut in points that echo the front detail.
This PDF sewing pattern, by Keepers Dolly Duds, is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: Dress and Contrast in medium weight cotton, cotton blends, gingham, silk, or linen. Not suitable for knits.Supplies Needed:
Skill Level: Intermediate
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 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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Create these pretty summery fifties inspired frocks with this beautifully designed Keepers Dolly Duds doll...
Haven’t tried it yet. Whenever I see a Keepers Dolly Duds archived pattern come up I get it. I found Eve Coleman just before she retired and I love her patterns . Keep them coming!
I love this pattern. I had to read the instructions in some areas more than once, but it all came together beautifully. I made mine in two different yellows.
I had a lot of fun making this one. Definitely not a fast sew, but enjoyable. I wouldn't want to make this for sales production, but for enjoyment of process, and for the finished project, I loved it. I love the design. It reminds me of the pleasure I get from the old Pleasant Company historical dolls and outfits - outfits designed for young girls, not the trendy designs I see these days. (I must be getting old!)