The Cotillion Club Gown is a design reminiscent of the coming-of-age tradition of sending “tween” girls to etiquette training programs, a.k.a. cotillions, to acquire social graces such as table manners and ballroom dancing. This semi-formal dress is typical of the cotillion dress code of the 50s and 60s. Three versions of the dress are included. Choose lined cap sleeves or a sleeveless option with armscye facings. The fitted bodice is framed by a round collar and a pleated cummerbund. The cummerbund has optional hanging tie ends and a purchased or handmade corsage accent. The very full skirt has a deep hem, typical of the era. Just add your favorite accessories and your doll is ready for the Cotillion!
View A - Lined cap sleeves and collar, contrasting cummerbund and optional tie ends.
View B - Sleeveless, collarless gown with matching or contrasting cummerbund with a purchased or handmade corsage accent.
This pattern is modeled on WellieWishers™ and Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ dolls, but should fit similar dolls in this size range, such as Glitter Girls®.
Do you have an embroidery machine? If so, you will certainly want to see the lovely Cotillion Club Embroidery Design Set created especially to go with this dress!
This PDF sewing pattern by FROG Princess Fashions is designed to fit 14.5-15" dolls such as WellieWishers™ and Ruby Red Fashion Friends™.
This pattern is available separately on Pixie Faire to fit 18" dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: For Views A and B main fabric: Lightweight Wovens such as Dupioni, Rayon, Cotton, Polished Cotton, Taffeta, Gingham, Calico, Plaids.
For View A contrasting sleeves, cummerbund, collar tie ends: Contrasting batiste, lawn, lightweight cotton, polished cotton, taffeta, organza.
For all views interfacing: Lightweight woven fusible interfacing or lightweight sew-in interfacing for bodice back. Not suitable for nonwoven fusible.
Not suitable for heavy-weight fabrics, sequins, chenille, velour, or knits
Main Fabric—All Views:
Contrasting Sleeves, Collar, Cummerbund, tie ends:
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 14 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 summary of instructions is included to help save on printer ink. 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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