The A-Line dress is an iconic 1960's fashion piece. The new Liberty Jane® Euro Libby: Abbey Road dress designed to fit 18 inch dolls is a modern take on this classic style! Contrasting collar fabrics and high end embellishments elevate the level of fashion and style, creating a standout piece for your doll!
Design features include princess seams, inverted center front pleat, neckline facing, a-line silhouette, armscye binding, and an invisible zipper closure.
The PDF sewing pattern includes a variety of options. The dress can be made with short sleeves or sleeveless. It can also be made with or without the collar, which creates a variety of unique looks. Fabric choice will also play a part in the overall vibe of the piece. Use something like dupioni or taffeta for a special occasion holiday look, or a premium quilting cotton for an everyday schoolgirl type look. The possibilities are endless!
Suggested fabrics include: lightweight woven cottons, dupioni (silk or polyester), taffeta, voile.
- 1/3 yard fabric
- Bias Cut Binding Strips 3/4" wide (optional)
- One 7-9" Invisible Zipper
- Three 1/4" Buttons - (optional)
- Iron and Pressing Tools
- Hand Sewing Needle
- Seam Gauge - (optional)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 38 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. This pattern includes a 2 page Summary of Instructions section so you can print out just the text version if desired to save on printer ink! 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 was such an easy pattern and the results were just lovely! Pixie Faire is the best there is!!!
I need to start reading reviews. I too found the dress to be a bit small and a bit too short. It was quite a bit to tight across the chest but I had a little voice help me to make a really nice addition to the dress. I added a strip of solid fabric down both sides of the back maybe about and inch wide. I folded the strip (on each side) over and sewed in the ditch. I put the Velcro on each side then aligned the strips on top of each other and sewed the bottom closed making it look like one continuous top-stitch. I made two like this and was extremely pleased with them. It actually made the dress look more expensive. Next time I will add a little to my cutting out of the pattern. It is a cute dress.
Hi Cynthia! Thanks for sharing your feedback, it sounds like you found a happy solution to the issues encountered but I wanted to address them to help with future projects. It sounds to me like the pattern was either printed too small or the seam allowances were not followed precisely. The measurement of the finished dress around the chest (just under the arms) should result in a 12" diameter. The average American Girl doll has an 11" chest measurement, so this should leave plenty of room for fitting ease. The design has 8 seams that create the bodice, so even a 1/16" increase in the 1/4" seam allowance will cause a dramatic difference in the fit. The measurement of the finished dress front (between the dots marking the princess seam join at the armscye) should be 4-1/2". This lines up with the measurement of the AG dolls cloth body "frame" from arm to arm. The finished dresses pictured are actually quite loose fitting over the dolls body from the chest down. I can easily slip my hand up under the dress while it is zipped. The upper bodice above the chest should fit cleanly and smoothly over the shoulders and just cover the neck join area on the dolls body. Hope this helps!
Good. I didn't see markings for the belt on waistline for one of the designs however. The dress looks great in many different kinds of fabrics. The dress looked great in red satin.
I loved this dress it's cute and easy to make at any level