Bella Rose Ball Gown & Party Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Here is a dress pattern by Dollhouse Designs that truly does it all. Taking your girl from a day at the park or shopping to a grand ballroom. The bodice is the same elegant design and can be dressed up or down with trims and fabric choice.

View A has a sweeping evening length skirt while View B has a gathered skirt attached. Those magnificent tiers are optional. It looks beautiful without tiers in either version, but truly blooms like a rose when topped with such floaty elegance.

Learn the secret method for making this dramatic skirt that is both sleek and full at the same time. This one truly is a Beauty.

Fully illustrated every step of the way, the instructions guide you from the simplest version to the cosplay-like details to make your masterpiece.

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics: Special occasion fabric (Organza, Satin, Taffeta, Chiffon), lightweight Wovens, Cotton, Blends, Silky Lining Fabric. Also, sheer layering fabrics, lace, mesh

Supplies Needed:
Fabric View A –
• 1 3/4 yards 45-inch width OR 1 1/2 yards 58” width lightweight special occasion fabric (Organza, Satin, Taffeta, Chiffon), lightweight Wovens, Cotton, Blends, Silky Lining Fabric. Also, sheer layering fabrics, lace, mesh.
• 1/4 yard Lining fabrics for Bodice
• 1 yard 45-inch width OR 3/4 yard 58” width for Lined Skirt (Optional)
• 3/4 yard tulle or mesh (optional for embellished bodice with flat ruffling)


Fabric View B –
• 1/2 yard lightweight woven fabric (Same as View A)
• 1/2 yard sheer or lace fabric for additional layers (optional)
• 1/4 yard lightweight lining fabrics


Notions –
• Matching thread
• Closure method such as 7" length of 1/2" wide hook and loop tape
• 4 yards ribbon trim for Bodice (optional)

 

Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 85 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, and comes with an 8 page Summary of Instructions 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.

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RR
03/22/2021
Rita R.
United States United States
Party Dress

Fun project. Made 6 for granddaughters

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KA
03/18/2021
Kathy a.
United States United States
circular hem is challenging

This dress is actually 2 pieces for the long gown. The circular hem is challanging to do to get it too look nice.I tried the technique recommended for people without a serger and found it frustrating even with a cotton blend, but I am a perfectionist. A serger would be the way to go and just fold the hem over once before the final stitching. I doubt if I will make this pattern again with the organza fabric I had planned. Perhaps some day I will try the short version of the dress since it does not have the volumous multiple circular hems that are so challenging to do.

B
10/22/2020
Beverly
United States United States
Belle of the ball

I have limited sewing experience, but find I’m getting better with each pattern I try. I was intimidated by this dress, but decided to give it a go because it is so pretty. I am very pleased with my results. I even tried the rolled hem on my serger. Directions were easy to follow in most instances. My only suggestion is to use photos with examples that make it clear as to wrong and right sides. One photo used a sheer fabric making it impossible to tell. I am very visual.

Pixie Faire Bella Rose Ball Gown & Party Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
ME
06/24/2020
marilyn e.
United States United States
Party Dress

This does came out cute, but working with the sheer chiffon was challenging. I had a lot of trouble with it fraying, especially after having to redo a couple of things. I will try to do this dress in a pretty lacey eyelet that I recently purchased.

Pixie Faire Bella Rose Ball Gown & Party Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
BD
06/23/2020
BARBARA D.
United States United States
Bella Rose Gown

This was a fun pattern. Not hard, but time consuming. Love this dress!

Pixie Faire Bella Rose Ball Gown & Party Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review