The “Brighton - Bodice” pattern offers an opportunity to recreate a Victorian Era Bodice or a modern-day Jacket. This pattern is from a larger four-piece pattern that includes a Foundation/Underskirt, Overskirt, and a detachable Train, all of which focus on the Victorian Bustle days, in-particular the Natural Form Era of the 1880s. (These other three pieces are also available to purchase separately or you can purchase the entire pattern of Brighton 4-Piece Outfit.)
In this pattern, the Bodice/Jacket gives an option of using boning, thus allowing for a highly couture and authentic finish. Front darts and princess lines further fit the Bodice to offer a stunning silhouette and structure. (A Dart Supplement is included at the back of the pattern for your convenience.) The square neckline can be trimmed with mini-pleats or lace, while a waist stay adds the final fitting element.
Also used with this pattern is the method of flatlining (and not underlining). This is a historical method that helps with clothing construction including to hold the trims in place.
Note: To be historically realistic, your doll would wear a chemise, corset, and 1-2 petticoats under this outfit. These undergarment pattern pieces are not included in this pattern.
SUGGESTED FABRICS: Quilting cottons, Cotton, Broadcloth and similar woven-cotton, non-stretch fabrics (for main fashion fabrics). Organza or organdie or similar non-stretch fabrics for flatlining fabric.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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“Meadow” is a gentle, sleeveless dress designed to fit 6.5" (16.5cm) dolls such as the American Girl® Mini Doll. The sleeveless dress is made from woven (non-stretch) fabrics and contains options for simple hemming or hemming-with-a-facing. The dress contains a simple bodice with a drop-waist skirt. Pockets can be added, while the back of the dress closes with hook and loop tape or snap fasteners. Clear instructions and photos are given for each step (along with shortcut instructions for those who prefer no photos). This “Meadow” pattern is primarily designed for the 6.5-inch (16.5cm) American Girl® Mini Doll. It may also fit similar-sized dolls. The earlier Mini dolls had a stuffed body, while newer dolls have a hard, vinyl body. There are also slight differences between the Mini Dolls. If you would like to compare your doll with mine, here are the measurements I have used for this pattern: • Chest 3¾" (9.5cm) • Waist 3½" (9cm) • Hips (at widest part) 37/8" (9.8cm) • Biceps 1¾" (4.5cm) Suggested Fabrics: Woven cotton fabrics like cotton, lawn, voile, light-weight...