Make your own Edwardian Era dresses with this classic Keepers Dolly Duds pattern. Inspired by the easy-to-wear low-waisted dress designs from 1914, this pattern includes two dress variations with unique bodice, over-skirt, and sleeve variations that can be mix and matched to create a variety of looks. Both designs feature smart-looking box-pleated skirting and fasten in the back with a full-length button closure.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: View A & B Dress and Contrast in a lightweight fabric such as cotton, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.
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 step-by-step digitally drawn 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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This is a nice pattern. The directions for cutting out the fabric and sewing the bodice were great except for the interfacing. It did not explain how to eliminate the raw edges of the fabric. I've been working with a novice student who is learning to sew. That section was very confusing for her and even with my direct help, it was difficult. When I sewed it, I just used another piece of fabric and it went better for me because I was able to easily solve the raw edge problem. Other than that, the pattern has been wonderful and the directions are very clear.
I love this pattern. So fun and fulfilling to see such an amazing creative dress spring forth. Keepers Dolly Dud Designs is my favorite designer. I watch daily for new patterns to their page. Thank you Keepers!