Pintucks and lace are oh so feminine. Inspired by the forties and fifties, the fine details take a plain white dress and make it special. In white, it’s perfect for a wedding or a First Holy Communion. Use a floral print and it becomes a bridesmaid or everyday dress. Create a maxi with a soft Dotted Swiss for a flower power outfit.
The pattern features pintucks on the front bodice and a pleat for added fullness. Optional ribbon or fabric ties are included in the back. The bodice is fully lined with an attached slip. The Pintuck & Lace dress has short puff sleeves with a Hong Kong binding. Directions for making pintucks and lace insertion are included and the skirt pintucks can be left out. The dress can be made tea length or maxi length. Bonus directions are given for a bridal or communion veil.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Cottons, Satins, and other light- to mid-weight woven fabrics.
-Main fabric – 1/2 yard
-Lining fabric – preferably a fabric that looks the same on both sides
Tea Length – 1/3 yard (if your fabric is not a full 44” wide you will need 1/2 yard)
Floor Length – 3/8 yard (if your fabric is not a full 44” wide you will need 5/8 yard)
-Insertion lace for dress – 1 yard of 1/2”to 3/4” wide
-Lace for slip – 1 yard of lace 1” to 1 ½” wide
-Ribbon for tie (optional) – 1 yard ½’ to 1” wide
-hook and loop tape – 6” of 1/2 wide or less or 4 buttons or 4 snaps
-Netting or tulle for Veil – 2 foot by 2 foot piece, the softer the better
-Small hair comb for Veil
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 34 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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