Your little doll will look adorable in this charming, girlie-girl dress with a waistline sash which ties at the back in a pretty bow. Made from Quilter’s Cotton, the dress has a wide round-neck; a lined, fitted-to-the-waist bodice; and the option of puffy or lace flutter sleeves. The short-sleeve hem edges are pinked and finished with a little bow. The over-skirt, also in cotton, has a pinked scalloped hem edge. Eyelet Lace was used for the gathered underskirt which is edged with nylon lace trim; it has a gathered Tulle petticoat which flares the skirt and tiny bows are sewn to the underskirt between the scallops. The dress closes with Hook & Loop Tape in back. As a variation of the dress, use pretty coordinating or ‘mix and match’ fabrics to create a gorgeous ‘peasant skirt’ with a waistband sash. This easy PDF pattern is designed to fit 14.5” dolls such as WellieWishers™.
Find the big sister pattern for 18" dolls such as American Girl® here.
Fabric Used – Quilter’s Cotton was used for both dresses and the skirt; Eyelet Lace and Quilter’s Cotton were used for the underskirts, Tulle was used for the petticoats for both dress and skirt. The dress bodice is lined in lightweight cotton. Sleeve and dress hem edges are pinked. The flutter cap sleeves are made from lace.
Dress: Quilter’s Cotton – 12” x 24”
Bodice Lining: Lightweight Quilter’s Cotton – 5” x 12”
Underskirt: Soft Eyelet Lace / Quilters’ Cotton for Skirt – 3 ½” x 20”
Petticoat: Tulle – Four strips 2 ¾” x 24” – 2 ¾” x 96”
Skirt & Waistband: Quilter’s Cotton – 7” x 24”
Template Plastic for Gore Pattern Piece – 3 ½” square
Lace for Underskirt Hem Edge – 7/8” wide x 20”
Lace for Flutter Cap Sleeves – 1” x 4 ½” per sleeve – 1” wide x 10”
Elastic for Sleeves – 5” per sleeve – ¼” wide x 10”
Hook & Loop Tape – 3/8” wide x 2 ¾”
Ribbon for Skirt Bows (If different from Sleeve Bows) – ¼” wide x 38”
Ribbon for Sleeve Bows – ¼” wide x 10”
Matching Thread, Marking Pen, Homeostatic Clamp or Scissors-type Tweezers, Point Turner, Loop Turner, Pinking Shears, Clear Tape, Craft Glue, general sewing supplies.
A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/12’, a Walking Foot, a General Purpose Foot and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 41 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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An excellent experience. The pattern was easy to make and the dress is adorable. An excellent pattern for Wellwishers. I hope to make many other dresses from this pattern.
Full marks. I had the honour to test the pattern. Quick and easy to follow instructions. So happy with results. Yes, I made more than one. Doll looked so cute, just had to make for other Wellie Wisher too.