An adorable, '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 8-gore over-skirt, also in cotton, has a pinked scalloped hem edge. Lace Anglais 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 and 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 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Fabric Used – Quilter’s Cotton was used for both the dress and the over-skirt; Lace Anglais was used for the underskirt on the dress, while Quilters’ Cotton was used for the skirt and waistband. 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 – 20” x 36”
Bodice Lining: Lightweight Quilter’s Cotton – 9” x 11”
Underskirt: Soft Lace Anglais / Quilters’ Cotton for Skirt – 6” x 36”
Petticoat: Tulle – 4” x 120”
Skirt & Waistband: Quilter’s Cotton – 13” x 38”
Template Plastic for Gore Pattern Piece – 4 ½” square
Lace for Underskirt Hem Edge – 7/8” wide x 35”
Lace for Flutter Cap Sleeves – 1 1/8” x 8” per sleeve – 1 1/8” wide x 16”
Elastic for Sleeves – 4 ½” per sleeve – ¼” wide x 9”
hook and loop tape – 3/8” wide x 3 ½”
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 – 80/10’, 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 40 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!
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This pattern is adorable and not difficult to make. Gathering and sewing on the tulle is a little difficult, but doable. You can also make it without the tulle. It is adorable. Cutest dress ever. I was going to send pictures, but I don’t see a way to do it. I made one with the tulle and one without, loved them both. Priscilla Burden
I bought a pattern for shoes. It has multiple ones to sew and change up to fancy or everyday. Thank you for making these patterns easy.
This dress is one of the cutest I've done! Super cute and pretty easy to make. I've done it with several variations... no tulle, no lace edge, waistband, sash ties... so many options to create the perfect dress for any special event!