What could be more precious than a crisp pinafore over a demure little dress? This sweet set includes a puffed-sleeve, round-neck dress sporting a full, gathered skirt with a ruffle designed to peek out below the apron of the pinafore. The bodice is lined to the waist, and the puffed sleeves are banded. The dress may be finished with lace at the neck and sleeve, and with or without the lower skirt ruffle.
The pinafore set features a gathered apron that ties at the back waist with three bib options: a "T" shaped, a "U" shaped, and a "V" shaped bib. The three pinafore bibs have a back-tab closure and may be embellished with lace, rickrack, piping, or machine embroidery* (custom ME files from Frog Princess Fashions). The bib may be worn with or without the apron, and, similarly, the apron may be worn with or without the bib. The pinafores offer multiple options for creating a set of timeless dresses with a 19th century appeal.
Optional embellishment (available separately) - The custom machine embroidery designs for this dress from Frog Princess Fashions offer further customization for a truly unique design.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: lightweight wovens such as lawn, batiste, and polycotton
• 1/2 yd main fabric
• ¼ yd lining
• ¼ yd or 1 fat quarter pinafore fabric
• A ¼”-3/8” button
• A ½” square of thin, non-snag hook and loop tape for pinafore
• A 7” strip of narrow, non-snag hook and loop tape for dress
• Thread to match fabric
• Optional: Lightweight fusible interfacing
• Optional: 1 spool of ¼-3/8” gathered lace
• Optional: ¼” ribbon, baby rick-rack, or similar trim to match dress fabric
• 1 thin bamboo chopstick, bodkin, or turning tool
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 48 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 four page summary of instructions is included to help save on printer ink. 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!
Dress was well designed and fit with first one completed. Pinafore added makes a beautiful outfit. Machine embroidery on it adds the finishing touch. This is one I will be making more of. Enjoy.