She was all set to leave for the day - but I made her run through the list one last time anyway.
Wallet - check. Phone - check. Library books - check. Good attitude - check. Fabulously smashing frock - check? - check! Yes, that was the works. Beaming a smile, she turned and skipped out the door, into the noise of the city.
Treat your 18” doll to this girly, yet elegant, frock - perfect for running errands around town or studying at the library. The unique design lines and extreme dropped waist combine beautifully with the short skirt, and tiny pleats in the sleeve cap add a vintage touch.
The “Check” PDF Pattern works best when made from lightweight cotton shirting, chambray, or lawn; the Fall 2012 collection original was made from silk dupioni. For lining, any lightweight cotton or poly lining will work nicely - or turn up the glamour and use silk!
-1/3 yard fashion fabric
-1/3 yard lining
1 1/4 yard of 3/16” wide trim
Scrap of narrow ribbon for decorative bow
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 22 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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What a wonderful pattern! I've longed for this dress to come out in pattern form so those of us who like to do things ourselves can attempt them. It's very easy to follow and turns out beautifully every time!
This pattern turned out really cute. I used a checked fabric. I am very pleased with that choice. The pattern does take some thinking and is not one that I could just sew together without taking the time to carefully read through the instructions. I was worried that the pieces might not line up properly, but I am happy to report that they did. I decided to use a Velcro closure instead of a zipper in the back. It was what I had available and I didn't want to leave the house or spend more money on supplies.