As a girl growing up in the early 60’s I lived in dresses and skirts. But as a girl living in the country with almost all boys to play with, it was nothing to climb 40 foot cedar and fir trees, jump on a horse (bareback of course) and wade through the creeks catching crawdads in those dresses. I was such a tomboy and all my clothes took a beating. I was always tearing out the waistbands and arms of my dresses. This is a 1960's influenced school dress that my mother made for me and my sisters. With a slightly dropped contrasting waist and skirt bands and slightly gathered tulip sleeves it was designed for a tom girl like myself the freedom of movement while making it easy for my mom to fix any torn out waistbands.
This PDF sewing pattern was designed to fit 14 - 14.5" dolls such as Hearts for Hearts Girls® and Welliewishers™. This pattern is also available on Pixie Faire to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Cottons and cotton blends
Bodice, sleeves and skirt: - 28” x 9”
Contrasting Waistband and skirt band – 12” x 4”
Bodice Lining – 12”x 4”
Hook and loop Tape
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
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