The Beret Sleeve Dress 18" Doll Clothes

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This 1830s dress features beret sleeves which are cut from a full circle of cloth. The wide flat appearance of the sleeves gives the illusion of broad sloping shoulders which defined the fashionable silhouette of the Romantic Era.

Sleeves can be made plain or topped with a decorative sleeve cap which further accentuates the slope of the shoulders. You can choose a simple flat bodice style or one with added fullness that is caught up in pleats or shirring at the shoulders.

The neckline can be left plain, outlined with a narrow lace edging, or finished with an elegant draped lace trim. The skirting is neatly pleated into the waistband and features a padded hem that can be made from a simple band or decorative overlay to enhance the fullness and elegance of the skirt.

The dress closes in the back with three buttons along the bodice and a snap at the waistband. Snaps or hook and loop tape can be used instead of buttons if preferred. As a finishing touch, a double-wrapped sash is tied at the waist to pull all the Romantic details together.


This PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl® and other similarly sized dolls.

Recommended Fabrics:  Dress and Contrast Fabric in light to medium weight cotton, silk dupioni, or linen. Lining in lightweight cotton batiste or muslin. Not suitable for knits. 

Supplies Needed:

Fabric Yardage:
View A Dress ~ 3/4 yard (0.75 m)
View B or C Dress ~ 3/4 yard (0.75 m)
View B and C Contrast Fabric ~ 1 yard (1 m), 1/4 yard (0.25) if using a ribbon sash
View A, B, and C Lining ~ 1/4 yard (0.25 m)

Notions:
Thread
Tapestry needle

View A Dress
2/3 yard (0.75 m) 3-inch (8 cm) wide fine lace trim
three 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons OR three small snaps and optional decorative buttons
one medium size snap
2-1/4 yards (2 m) 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick chenille or other soft bulky yarn
one yard 1/2-inch (12 mm) wide ribbon trim

View B or C Dress
1/2 yard (0.5 m) 1/2-inch (12 mm) wide fine lace trim
1/2 yard (0.5 m) plain yarn or narrow cord for piping (optional)
three 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons OR three small snaps and optional decorative buttons
one medium size snap
2-1/4 yards (2 m) 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick chenille or other soft bulky yarn

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 44 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn 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.

Pattern #1830-03

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MF
03/12/2020
Margaret F.
United States United States

Nice

Loved it. My doll looks great

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KK
03/10/2020
keroack, k.
United States United States

Another Great Pattern

This pattern was clear and easy to follow. The resulting dress is another great design from this quality company. I'll be making this pattern design again.

Pixie Faire The Beret Sleeve Dress 18 Doll Clothes Review
AB
02/09/2020
Ann B.
Canada Canada

Beret Sleeved Dress

The dress is historically correct and well drafted. The instructions are well written and easy to follow. The pattern is intermediate level sewing, if you take your time you will have a beautiful dress for your doll.

Pixie Faire The Beret Sleeve Dress 18 Doll Clothes Review
S
02/07/2020
Sewbig
United States United States

Thimbles' Beret Sleeve Dress

Great silhouette for this pattern. I love the wide collar and the Beret Sleeves. I chose to accentuate the wideness of the sleeves by placing the collar trim at the armscye to really emphasize the shoulders. Mine is embroidered chiffon over bridal satin. The translucent chiffon also shows off those lovely sleeves. I used an embroidered border fabric for them hem, too. Same border is what is on the sleeve caps.

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