Who doesn't love old movies? Vintage black and white films, also known as the silver screen, told exciting stories aided by glamorous fashion, handsome heroes, and beautiful actresses. The Silver Screen Wrap Top gives homage to that era where femininity was highlighted and women never left the house without wearing red lipstick.
Inspired by a vintage pattern, this quick-sewing top features a lined bodice with an overlay that can be cut on the bias, straight grain, or cross grain. Halter ties around the neck and a bodice that criss-crosses in the back with attached waist ties ensure an easy, universal fit for a variety of 18" dolls. A bonus headband is also included as an extra perk for a coordinated look. Start sewing now and watch a classic old movie with your doll dressed in style--and don't forget the popcorn!
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight woven fabrics with a tight weave such as lawn or batiste are recommended for this pattern. A lightweight quilter's cotton with a soft drape is ideal. Avoid stiff, coarse fabrics.
- Option 1 Wrap Top & Headband: 1/2 yd. 45" wide fashion fabric & 1/4 yd. (or equivalent scrap piece) of lightweight fabric such as batiste or lawn for the Lining.
- Lining for Top : 1/6 yd. 45" wide fabric
1. Matching thread and optional contrast thread
2. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances
3. Optional: Fray Check®
4. A Frixion® pen or other tool to mark dots on the bodice
5. One 2" piece of 3/8" elastic for the Headband
6. Optional: a hemostat or long pair of tweezers for turning the Bodice and Headband
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 31 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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I recently made this item for a friend who needed one of her daughter's shirts repurposed. The finished piece was absolutely darling and fit her daughters 18" doll perfectly! The pattern is well written, easy to follow and the photos included are so helpful! I consider myself a beginner in terms of sewing skills and found that this pattern was so easy to do, and it created a piece that looks so much higher quality than a normal beginner piece!
This adorable wrap top turned out very well as did the matching headband. I did feel the instructions were a bit unnecessarily lengthy in places. The creator wanted one to hand-baste more than I thought was needed. I tend to press items I'm constructing between some of the steps as it improves the outcome. This step I thought was missing in a few places.
This is a perfect top for summer. The directions are very clear and the pictures are a big help. I like that the headband pattern is also included
I love how this top went to gether! The instructions are easy to follow and so many different ways to make it different each time. I plan on making more for my girls(so they don't fight over it) Thanks for another cute easy top. Kathy O in Mt.