This pretty dress goes together so easy! Use a cotton for a casual sundress, or change up the fabric for a fancier occasion. Add a t-shirt or leggings for a spring, fall or winter outfit. Carly’s dress features a lined bodice, full skirt, and over the shoulder straps. The straps can have buttons or knots in the front. This PDF pattern Includes instructions for using an invisible zipper or hook and loop in the back. Piping can also be added to the hem band. The dress can also be made without piping for an easier version.
This PDF sewing pattern was designed to fit 14.5" doll such as WellieWishers™. It is also available for 15" dolls such as Bitty Baby®.
Recommended Fabrics: Light weight woven fabrics, cottons, seersuckers, linens, cotton blends, rayons. Heavier fabrics won’t gather and lay nicely.
-Main fabric – ¼ yard or fat quarter
-Contrast fabric 1 &2 – ¼ yard or fat quarter or scrapes
-Invisible zipper or 4 inches of ¼” wide hook and loop
-2 small buttons (1/4”) if doing button down straps
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 19 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.
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This is a really cute pattern but I made several changes once I sewed my first dress. I taped the skirt pieces together and cut in one piece. I also sewed the front bodice piece to back bodice pieces before attaching the piping again in one piece. Then attached the skirt in one piece. I also attached the bottom piping and hem band in one piece. All in all this process is faster and cleaner. No mismatched piping or hem band at seams.
An easy pattern to use. Instructions were very clear. Fitted perfectly.
Easy to put together and fits the WW well. Only suggestion I have is to put the piping on top and bottom in one piece vs on each piece.
If I didn't have sewing experience I would have been very frustrated trying to make this dress. Also, the side seams were perplexing and the skirt cut in three separate pieces just doesn't make sense.
I love this website- it’s so nice to be able to buy a pattern and download it immediately. Carly’s Dress is a great pattern- easy to follow and fits just right. Thank you for helping to keep the art of sewing alive, especially when sewing patterns in stores are super-expensive- even for doll clothes!