Lady Lilly has been invited to afternoon tea at the Abbey. What does a Lady wear to afternoon tea? Lady Lilly is going to wear a dainty little dress made of soft cotton and trimmed in delicate lace. And don't forget your gloves! A Lady does not go to tea without her gloves!!
The first in the new series of Edwardian frocks from Love U Bunches - Lady Lily's Afternoon Tea Dress Pattern is sure to be a classic. Create a beautiful early 1900's historical dress for your American Girl Doll with this detailed doll clothes PDF pattern inspired by the popular new television series! The pattern features a fitted bodice with empire waistline, a square front neckline, and a deep curved back. 3/4 length cuffed sleeves and a gently shaped floor length skirt finish off the design. The back of fully lined bodice is designed to use a hook and eye closure.
Fabrics recommended: lightweight linen, cotton, cotton shirting, silk cotton, and even dressier fabrics like taffeta.Fabric and trim choice can completely change the look of the dress! Glove pattern and hat modification instructions are included as well.
Skill Level: This is an intermediate level pattern.
What You Get: One 20 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 text only page of instructions is also included to save on printing 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.
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The first time I attempted to make this pattern, I used a very soft pink silk dupioni, and the dress turned out spectacular. The second time making, while not silk, turned out just as stunning. Great pattern!
I found this exact fabric at Joann's. I wanted my dress to look like the cover and a similar dress on TV. The instructions were wonderfully easy to follow and allowed you to achieve a perfect result.
top notch pattern would make this one over and over!!!
This dress is perfect! It looks exactly like the dress Mary wore on Downton Abbey. I adore the Love U Bunches patterns because there's always so much extra detail involved. The dainty gloves, the decorated hat, the pearl necklace -- it's all so perfect. Some of the LUB patterns look intimidating, but they're not. Everything I've made has come out well. I'm looking forward to changing up the fabric next time I make this to make it look not quite so Downton now that I have my Downton dress. I only hope she designs more patterns from this era!