The Bell Sleeve Dress and Top, inspired by a preteen fashion for this pattern but available on the fashion scene in all sizes for young and old, has been scaled down perfectly for the 18-inch doll! The exciting thing about this design is that it offers several different options for finishing making it very versatile!
Several variations are included in this pattern:
All features can be used interchangeably on the top and dress.
The top is designed for a serged edge finish and hems making it a quick, simple pattern to stitch up with a designer touch. However, since not everyone has a serger the steps to use hidden seams and hems on the sleeve and waistline is also included as a feature to make this top/dress.
There are some FYI tip pages with suggested accessories that may help if using a regular machine, instead of the serger, to obtain finished edges.
Pair the top with Sofie's 3 Tier Circle Skirt for a complete outfit.
Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight wovens such as cotton, linen, chambray or similar fabrics or similar fabrics
FABRIC 1/3 Yd
● Hook & Loop Tape (7 inches)
● 7-inch skirt zipper (or longer can be shortened) for “Exposed Zipper Look”
REGULAR SPOOL THREAD
● matching or contrast
● Basting Tape (such as Wash Away Wonder Tape found in the quilting section of craft stores such as Jo-Ann Fabric)
● Optional - (sleeve ruffle hem) Narrow Hem Presser Foot (3mm or 1/8 Inch)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 60 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The pattern includes an 8 page summary of instructions so you can save on printer ink. 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!
It was fast and easy. Love my patterns. Can’t wait to see up everything
I found this easy to sew, but might make it a tiny bit bigger for my granddaughters generation doll next time. I made it in a floral denim to match a bell sleeved firefly jacket (Oliver and S) previously made for my granddaughter