1850's Peplum Top & Skirt 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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This pattern features a top that has a fitted bodice with princess seams, set in ¾ length
sleeves and peplum. The peplum has two tucks in back. The jewel neckline is edged with lace as are the sleeves and edge of peplum. The bodice is fully lined. The skirt is made with three tiers of ruffles and has elastic in the waistband for a pull-on style skirt that falls below the knees on doll.

In this pattern, you will learn how to do princess seams, set in sleeves, do a full
bodice lining, sandwich layers with lace and edge with lace.  You'll also sew multiple layer of ruffles with an underskirt and make a casing for elastic. This pattern involves some hand sewing for basting skirt layers and sewing snaps and buttons and/or bows. Also included are instructions for how to make tuxedo bows.

Recommended Fabrics: quilters cotton or cotton blend, cotton batiste, or lightweight cotton

Supplies Needed:
-5/8 yard of woven lightweight fabric such as quilter’s cotton or a poly/cotton blend
-¼ yard of cotton batiste or very lightweight fabric for lining
-40 inches of one half inch wide lace that is already gathered
-Three one quarter inch size white buttons for decoration
-2 snaps or 3 ½ inches of hook and loop tape for back opening
-10 inches of ¼ inch wide elastic
-½ inch to 5/8-inch wide grosgrain or satin ribbon(optional)
-Point turner and/or craft tool for turning points


Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 25 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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Peplum Blouse and skirt

This outfit went together easy and was fun to make! I will definitly make this one again. Instead of thread loops I used bridal loops for the buttons and love the look it makes. Kathy O in Mt.