The Sailorette design is a dolled up version of the classic Sailor Suit. This pattern includes options for a short sleeved bodice, sleeveless bodice, and two skirt lengths to achieve the look you want. The short skirt falls just above the knees while the longer skirt is mid-calf length. The bodice is lined and fastens in the back with hook and loop. Trim out the dress using ribbon, middy braid, or soutache. This PDF pattern is designed to fit 18 inch soft bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
-1/2 Yard Fabric 45” (Dress, Lining, Hat)
-1/4 Yard Fabric 45” (Optional Contrast Collar, Hat, Sleeve Bands)
-2 Yards Middy Braid, 1⁄4” Ribbon, or Soutache
-11⁄8 Yard Gathered Lace (Optional Trim)
-1/2 Yard 5⁄8” Double Face Satin Ribbon
-5” Hook and Loop (1⁄2” wide or less)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 26 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!
I will be making more of these. This is an adorable little dress. I'm sending this one to my mom, who loves all things nautical. The hat was a little challenging, since I sew by hand and I only managed one row of stitches on the brim, but I may try some interfacing on the next one. We'll see.
Love this dress. It’s definitely not for beginners, but the instructions were well written. The collar makes a “V” at the front, and that was a little hard to get right, but the pretty bow hid any imperfections. Dress was just slightly snug across the back for my OG doll ... I might add 1/4” to the back side seams next time. The hat is cute, too, and fits well! Overall, nice pattern ... I’ll make it again!
This is an easy pattern which yields great results
I am in the process of resizing this pattern for a 13" Little Darling. I think I can make enough adjustments to make will work! I really lke the dress.