A gorgeously versatile Layered Dress or Top for summer with pretty Beaded Shoulder Straps. This very easy Dress or Top which closes in the back with a Button and Loop, is made from circles which create the beautiful drape. Stitching is minimal with only Hems, Centre Back and Neckline seams. Create pretty rainbow or ombre blends, use patterns with solids, satin with lace – the choice is yours; and to finish off, color co-ordinate your Dress or Top with the easy to make pretty Beaded Shoulder Straps. This easy pattern is designed to fit 18-inch soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Fabric Used – Stretch Mesh was used for the Dresses and two of the Tops and Chiffon for the peach Top. Various doll-appropriate sized beads were used for the shoulder straps.
Dress : Stretch Mesh, Stretch Lace, Chiffon, Georgette, Rayon, etc. – 20” x 55”
Top : Stretch Mesh, Stretch Lace, Chiffon, Georgette, Rayon, etc. – 16” x 30”
Top Variation : Stretch Mesh, Stretch Lace, Chiffon, Georgette, Rayon, etc. – 18” x 45”
Shirring Elastic for Shoulder Straps – 6” per shoulder : 12”
Button for Back Closure : ¼” wide x 1
Beads : Personal Choice – Beads should be ¼” wide or smaller : The number of beads will vary depending on size and type used.
Ball Point Needle for Stretch Mesh, Stretch Lace (Schmetz®) – Code : 130/705H SUK – 70/10
Universal Needle for Chiffon, Rayon, Georgette (Schmetz®) – Code : 130/705 H – 70/10
Matching Thread, Marking Pen, Point Turner, Clear Tape, small Curved Embroidery Scissors, Tapestry Needle, general sewing supplies.
A ‘Ball Point’ Needle – 70/10, a ‘Universal’ Needle – 70/10, 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 35 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 is a great pattern that sews up quickly with beautiful results. I used it for my first experience sewing with chiffon and found it to be easy and very user friendly. Lots of opportunities for customizing as it works for stretch and woven fabrics. There are no side seams to worry about; only back seams and simple edge finishes, and a neckline seam followed by edge stitching. I can’t wait to make it again in another fabric with different beads in the shoulder straps. Don’t hesitate to purchase this pattern;you can’t go wrong!
When I was at the point in the directions for Fiesta Forever that I attached the longest layer to the shorter layers, I thought, "This can't be right. How could the wrong side end up on the inside if I do this?" But the directions were correct, and the little dress is as cute as it can be. It's one thing to draw a cute garment; it's quite another to build it, which is what the Little Miss Muffett designer did. Another good design from Little Miss Muffett is the Bolero Jacket. Not only are both designs easy to put together, but the final garments are as finished on the inside as they are on the outside.