Calling all Girly Girls! Traditional but contemporary, this pretty dress, by Forever 18 Inches, features a lined faux-wrap bodice, optional ruffles around the neckline or shoulders, a full gathered skirt cut on a gentle bias, and a self tie. It closes in the back with snaps or hook and loop tape. Two options are given for the neckline trim: contrasting purchased trim, or a self-ruffle that is finished off with easy bias edging using a Hong Kong Finish. A detailed tutorial on how to sew an attached lining with finished seams is also included in this PDF pattern.
Don't miss the coordinating little sister pattern designed to fit 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™, also available on Pixie Faire.
Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium-weight cottons, lightweight chambray, denim, or corduroy, lightweight sateens, silks, or brocades
-½ yard of fabric: light to medium-weight cottons, lightweight chambray denim or corduroy, lightweight sateens, silks or brocades.
-Optional: ¼ yard of lightweight fabric for lining, such as batiste
-Three medium-sized snaps OR Two strips of ¼” hook and loop tape, approximately 4”- 6” long.
For Option 1 Add:
-a glue stick to finish bias trim edges
-a pair of small, very sharp scissors (essential for the Hong Kong Finish)
-Optional: graph paper for drawing the bias strip pattern piece OR rotary scissors and cutting mat
For Option 2 Add:
-½ yd. of ¾” to 1 – 1/4” wide gathered trim, cut into two 9” pieces
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 46 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.Download, Print, Sew!
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I love how this dress pattern turns out!
Love this pattern and the way it is made. Very happy with purchase
Very easy to sew. Finished product is cute.