This little dress, by Jelly Bean Soup Designs, was made for a sweet little girl named Alivia. It features a bodice that opens in front that has a sewn-on placket. Placket could be made of a contrast or the same fabric as the dress. Trim it with lace or jute as shown on the western look dress. Shoulders feature a sweet ruffle that is attached above the short sleeve. The skirt is shown as being pieced from several coordinating fabrics. However, it can be made from a solid piece of fabric. This little dress has a ton of possibilities.
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, Baby Corduroy, old Blue Jeans, etc. The top could be made from cotton or a scrap from an old pair of blue jeans. Trim such as jute or lace, Several scraps from coordinating fabrics for the skirt. Border print.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 18 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 bought this pattern because I liked the gored skirt and placket on the bodice. It also allows for different fabric and trim choices. I've been sewing for 40+ years but found the instructions for adding bias tape at the neckline to finish it difficult to follow; I gave up on the bias tape and created a lining for the bodice instead. I have an older chubby AG Doll, so I added 1/4' to the CB bodice and skirt. Still glad I bought the pattern and will make the dress again.
This is a lovely little dress, but the instructions are not very clear. I’m an accomplished sewer so I managed to work it out for myself, but someone not so experienced might have trouble understanding
As always, it has been added to my collection to use another day.