Fifties Shirtwaist Dress 18" Doll Clothes

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An iconic look from the 1950s,  Harper's Bazaar called the shirtwaist silhouette "the essence of femininity," with its nipped-in waist above a very full pleated skirt. Sewn up in crisp, casual cottons, the shirtwaist dress became a mid-century wardrobe staple for women and girls.
Our Fifties Shirtwaist Dress is inspired by vintage home sewing patterns for girls. Close-fitting bodice features traditional menswear details such as convertible collar, button front placket, and back yoke. Skirt has all-around unpressed pleats. View A has long sleeves with pointed turn-back cuffs; View B has elbow- length cuffed sleeves; View C is sleeveless.

Recommended Fabrics:  medium-weight woven fabric such as chambray, cotton shirting, or cotton pique

Supplies Needed:
Dress:
-1/2 yard medium-weight woven fabric such as chambray, cotton shirting, or cotton pique
Notions:
-Coordinating thread
-5 - 3/8" buttons
-one slide-style buckle with 3/8" opening
-a scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing
-Optional: 1/2 yard 3/8" ribbon for belt.

 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 22 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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03/21/2018
Ansje B.
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Tartan plaid school dress

I am 100% happy with all may patterns.

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02/10/2018
Brenda M.
United States

Fifties Shirtwaist Dress 18 inch doll clothes

The pattern instructions were easy to follow and my dress turned out perfect. I have already cut out the next one I plan to make. Live this pattern.

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11/10/2017
Sarah S.
United States

Fun historical pattern!

I just finished sewing my first dress with this pattern. The instructions are easy to follow and include lots of pictures!

KM
07/10/2017
Kathleen M.
Canada

Fifties shirt waist dress

Turned out so cute. I will definitely make this again, lots of different options. A great pattern.

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07/31/2016
Marlene

Adorable!

I love this pattern! It went together easily and is a perfect fit. I made the sleeveless version for a fund raiser and plan on making one for my doll.