Dance Time 14-14.5 Inch Doll Clothes Pattern

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“Dance Time”, by Karen Lorraine Design, consists of a leotard with boyleg pants, and 3 tulle-layered overskirts. The leotard is made from knit/stretch fabric. Binding appears on the neckline and armholes (or fold over elastic or stretch binding can be used), while a pretty ribbon sparkles from the overskirt hems. The three-layered overskirts gather at the waistline, and sandwich into the leotard; hence, this pattern does not require any elastic. The tulle can be either a woven cotton or a stretch knit. No back closures are required, although you can insert hook and loop tape for an easier opening-and-closure for little hands.

Also included in this PDF sewing pattern are three bonus items. Leg warmers can be quickly sewn from stretch knit fabrics, while there are two options to create fingerless gloves. One of these options is for woven cotton fabrics, and the other is for knit fabrics.

This package allows the seamstress to indulge in a world of solo-colour, go jazzy in foil lycras, or mix-it-up with sequins and glitter. Alternatively, the variations included in this pattern allow for several other outfits, including sweat bands, tank tops, knickers, unitards, and fairy and princess decorated outfits.

This pattern will fit various 14 - 14½ inch dolls, and contains two sizes: regular and snug. The regular size is a looser fit and will be easy for children to use, while the snug size makes use of the stretch fabric and is a tighter fit.

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 14-14.5" dolls such as Hearts for Hearts Girls® and WellieWishers.  It's also available for 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics: 4-way stretch fabrics like dance fabric, lycra, lycra foils

Supplies Needed:
• 0.7m (wide) x ¼m (deep), 4-way stretch fabric like lycra or dance fabric. This measurement includes enough to make self-binding.
• 1m (wide) x ½m (deep) tulle or similar stretch or non-stretch fabric.
• 28" x 1" fabric for stretch binding (or two lots of 14" x 1"). This can be purchased from the shop (as stretch bias binding), or you can make your own (with these measurements). The pattern shows self-made binding (and this amount is included in the above stretch fabric amount of lycra, etc.). See instructions for further information on how to cut the binding strip if you are making your own binding.
• Fold over elastic to use instead of stretch binding. (Optional). 28" long by 1" deep.
• Ribbon for the base of the tulle skirts (if desired). I have used 3/8" wide ribbon. ¼" could be used as well. Length needed is about 1½m.
• Sock fabric or knit fabrics for leg warmers/sweat bands (optional) 3½" (w) x 2 5/8" (d).
• Stretch fabric for fingerless gloves (optional) 2 7/8" (w) x 1 1/8" (d).
• Non-stretch fabric for fingerless gloves (optional) 3 1/8" (w) x 1 3/8" (d).
• Matching or contrasting polyester thread.
• Stretch needle (for sewing machine).
• Hook and loop tape or snap fasteners if making a crop top.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 29 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.

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Jacqueline P.
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Dance time

Easy to understand instructions

Maria S.
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I love it and you

I love it and you are the best.

Branson, MO
My Granddaughter loves matching her dolls!

She dances and I made 2 out of three for her dolls to match her recital costume. Love the patterns, Easy, quick and so cute!