This dress gives the 60's vibe-- "freedom". It is designed for comfort and coolness during the hot muggy days of summer. It is a carefree casual dress that is made from cotton print and includes bias binding trim at the neck, arms, and hem, rather than facings or being lined. It has a "t-back" for extra air movement in and through the dress. It allows for purchased bias tape or for making tape that coordinates with your fabric. The dress can also be finished with a turned up and stitched hem.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight cotton or cotton-blend
• 3/8 yard fabric---light to medium weight cotton or cotton-blend
• 1 fat quarter of light to medium weight cotton or cotton-blend, if making bias tape
• Bias Tape or bias tape tool
• Chalk or Marking Pen
• ¾ inch wide hook-and-loop fastener
• Thread – matching
• Scissors, rotary cutter & cutting mat if making bias tape
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 23 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 was a fun and creative dress to sew. 2 simple pattern pieces teamed with fun bias trim brought up endless options for me. I choose a light as air cotton and added contrasting trim. It just couldn't have been easier and the end result was light as air. I'm also considering using it backwards of a pair of leggings! While I am a veteran sewer (insert old), I could see sharing this one with the new sewers in my life. Great time to train and gratifying results!. I will revisit this one in the fall for a corduroy version and something is wool plaid to go over turtlenecks!!! In the mean time, I'm floating on air happy with this pattern!!