Your 18 inch doll will be sure to make a statement as she strolls down the red carpet for the Starlight Gala in this designer gown. The hi-low hemline cascades gently towards the back revealing a fun punch of color with the beautiful contrasting lining. The scooping neckline and fitted bodice flatter her shape nicely. The dramatic effect of the delicate lace appliqué creates that final touch of elegance! The dress is fully lined and closes with an invisible zipper closure.
The pattern includes two design variations. View A includes 3/4 length sleeves, is self-lined, and accented with a hand applied lace appliqué. View B includes a sleeveless bodice with added sheer beaded overlay and is lined in a contrasting fabric.
Suggested fabrics include: silk dupioni, silk shantung, taffeta, and lightweight satin. It is important to use a fabric that drapes well so the skirt will fold over onto itself from front to back length. You may wish to line the skirt out of the same fashion fabric or choose a contrast for a different look. The bodice and skirt can be self-lined or lined with any poly or rayon lining.
This Liberty Jane® doll clothes pattern is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®
Optional design suggestion: To create a fuller tulle/mesh underskirt, simply combine the skirt front and back pattern pieces, place on a fold and cut multiple layers of tulle or stretch mesh in a full circle (no CB opening needed). Sew an exposed elastic waistband to the waistline (FOE works great for this). The underskirt will slip on and off easily under the dress.
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I only made the skirt, as I had another project going and didn't want to gather the skirt like the original had. Gala had a nice fitted waist and this skirt modified right into it. I haven't finished it yet, got other projects ahead of it, an Edith nursing doll outfit for the Hospital Auxiliary, hoping they will auction it.
Great pattern! Easy to read and work with!
I like this pattern a lot. Easier to make than I thought it would be. Beautiful dress! Great directions.
I recently used this pattern for my first experience sewing with real silk dupioni. Since I had never seen with real silk before, I made a mock-up version in cheap fabric first to insure all went well with the final dress. The final result was beautiful; it’s the nicest doll dress I’ve ever made.
I love this dress pattern.There is so much I can do with it. The pattern fits great-no tweaking and the instructions are very clear. Excellant !