These easy PDF patterns, comprising an adorable skirt and gorgeous blouse are a must for any 18-inch Miss’ wardrobe. The skirt has a top-stitched Basque with an elasticized waist. The gathered wrap section is finished with a ruffled strip of frayed fabric at hem edge. An optional button, ribbon rose or ribbon bow at the hip, completes the skirt. The blouses are lined and fitted and come to just below the waistline. The three necklines offered are soft and wide, and deep enough to allow a necklace to sit comfortably. The shallow sweetheart neckline has an optional bow; the round neckline with gathered lace has a tiny, dangly ribbon bow and the scoop neckline has a ruffled, buttoned placket. The puff sleeves are fitted and cuffed with fabric cut on the bias for extra ease. Create many different outfits by mixing and matching blouse and skirt ruffles, Basques and blouses; the options are endless. These patterns are designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Blouse: I used Quilter’s Cotton and Broderie Anglais for my blouses and lined them with Lightweight cotton.
Skirt: Made with Medium-Weight Denim, Linen and Quilter’s Cotton.
Blouse – All Views: Quilter’s Cotton – 11” x 22”
Blouse Lining – All Views: Lightweight Cotton or Lining fabric of choice – 7” x 20”
Skirt: Medium-Weight Denim, Linen or Quilter’s Cotton – 20” x 60”
Skirt Only – 28” x 10”
Contrast Ruffle – 1 ½” x 60”
Lace: Blouse View 2 – 25” x 1” wide
Lace: Blouse View 3 – 16” x 7/8” wide
Buttons: Blouse View 3 (Doll-sized buttons are available from Pixie Faire) – 3 x ¼” wide
hook and loop tape for Blouse: 4 ½” x 3/8” wide
Ribbon Bow: Blouse View 1 – 5” x ¼” wide
Long Dangly Bow: Blouse View 2 – 10” x 1/8” wide
Elastic for Skirt – 10 ½” x 3/8”
Optional for Skirt: Buttons, Ribbon Bows, Roses for decoration of skirt ruffle top edge
Matching Thread, Contrast Thread, Marking Pen, Point Turner, Clear Tape, general sewing supplies.
A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10’, a Walking Foot, a General Purpose Foot and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 20 page and one 26 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!
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