This relatively easy PDF pattern, by Little Miss Muffett, offers a charming little outfit which is based on an Edwardian style for little girls. Although not historically correct, it is perfect for today’s 18” Miss to wear on cooler days. The pretty, clean lines of the dress, finished off with lace at the neck, cuff and hem edges, has Broderie Anglaise sleeves, which is also repeated in the make-up of the Pinafore. A tiny ribbon bow completes the front neck edge. The fully lined Pinafore has ruffles at the hem edge and ties at the back with ribbon. This pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, Taffeta (fabric of Choice for the Dress); Broderie Anglaise for the Pinafore and Lightweight Cotton or Muslin for the Pinafore Lining.
This pattern is also available for 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™.
Fabric Requirements – I used Quilter’s Cotton for the dress body and upper sleeves of the Lavender and Moss colored dresses while Taffeta was used for the Red dress; Broderie Anglaise was used for the lower sleeves. Broderie Anglaise was also used for the pinafore and lightweight cotton for the lining. This Pattern is not suitable for knits.
-Dress body and upper sleeves: Fabric of Choice - 20” x 17”
-Lower sleeves and Pinafore – includes Ruffle: Broderie Anglaise or fabric of choice - 38” x 12”
-Pinafore Lining: Lightweight Cotton or Muslin - 20” x 10”
-hook and loop tape for Dress : 3/8” wide x 7”
-hook and loop tape for Pinafore : 3/8” wide x 3”
-Ribbon for Pinafore Ties : 3/8” wide x 25”
-Ribbon for sleeve trim and bow at neck edge – 10” for sleeves, 5” for bow : ¼”wide x 15”
-Lace – 10” for each sleeve, 17” for neck edge, 37” for hem edge : 5/8” wide x 75”
-Matching Thread, Marking Pen, Point Turner, Loop Turner or Scissors-type Tweezers, Press-sponge or Tailor’s Ham, Small Safety Pin, Clear Tape, general sewing supplies.
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 33 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.Download, Print, Sew!
This pattern is a knockout! Full of detail, but simple and speedy to construct. Beginners might find the tight curves on the neckline and sleeves challenging--just take your time. I used linen for the dress and chintz for the pinafore, and the darling pieces really look even cuter in real life. My first LMM pattern, but it won't be my last.
Love all the patterns from pixie fairs, very easy to follow and a nice fit.
This is a breath of fresh air. Even though it says it's not historically correct, it looks like something a little girl would wear in that time period, not confused with adult patterns. I usually sew more modern doll clothes for my nieces, but I have to do this one for myself. Lovely work.