E=dK2 takes the idea of the Energy Dress and multiplies the options. This design idea is focused on variations of the raglan sleeve and features a V-shaped neckline and two skirt options. The sleeves are the star of the show with three different styles to choose from, one of which has three length options. A softly shirred sash is the finishing touch.
This design, by dKinley designs, can go from casual to formal with a change of fabric. Lustrous solids give it a sophisticated look, while fun prints with a contrasting bodice make it the perfect choice for a casual affair. The bodice and skirt sections are lined. Back closure instructions are given for an invisible zipper, but with the 1/2" seam allowance at the center back, snaps or hook and loop tape could be used if desired.
The pattern pieces are compatible with the pattern pieces of the Energy Dress pattern. When combined, the two patterns offer your choice of two bodices, the sash, four skirts, and four sleeves (six, if you count the various lengths), giving you lots of room to make your own unique version.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Dress: lightweight woven fabrics: cotton, poly-cotton blend, silk dupioni, bridal satin, taffeta, or other fabric with similar body and drape. Sash is best done in silky or chiffon type fabric. Not suitable for knits.
Skill Level: Advanced
What You Get: One 36 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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How nice to sew together a pattern that is well written and fits the doll perfect, plus it is super adorable. There are so many options for sleeves and 2 options for the skirt so you could have many different looks. You could choose to do a zipper closure or hook and loop tape but if you've never done an invisible zipper this might be a good time to try. The designer walks you through all the steps and makes it very clear.
This is such a cute pattern, with so many different options on sleeves, skirt style, and even different fabrics to change the look completely. While there are lots of variations, each one is explained well so you can easily pick and choose different parts to make your dress the way you want it. I love the tiny pleats in my sleeve, and the raglan sleeve style just makes this dress different. I can think of lots of other ways I’ll want to try this dress!