This simple dress is a classic wardrobe staple. The pattern includes multiple options: two skirt lengths, 4 sleeve options (sleeveless, 3/4 sleeve, long and short sleeves), invisible zipper, doll-sized zipper or velcro. It includes detailed instructions for techniques that will take the fear out of sewing with knits.
This pattern is designed to fit 14.5" dolls such as Welliewishers. It is also available on Pixie Faire for 18" dolls such as American Girl.
Recommended Fabrics: Medium-weight cotton/lycra knits, medium polyester knits, swim and dance 4-way stretch, stretch velour or lighter weight Ponte de Roma. Knits should be sturdy and retain shape after being stretched. Not suitable for overly light-weight knits. The ideal knit should stretch from 4”- 5”.
-¼ yard knit fabric (see suggested fabrics)
-Knit-n-Stable tape (optional)
-9” invisible zipper or 12” doll zipper or
¾” x 5 ½” Velcro®
-Ball point needle (size 10-12)
-Twin Needle (optional)
-Rotary cutter and mat (optional)
-two-sided ¼” quilters tape (optional)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 48 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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I just love this little dress on my Wellie Wisher! The pattern goes together so fast and Marilyn's usual awesome instructions are always clear with photos along every step. I was honestly able to make this without referring much to the instructions but I always check them over quickly first to be sure I'll be on the right track. If you have AG/Wellies, this makes the cutest big sister little sister dress! I did the sleeveless version since spring is coming but I know it'll be a hit in the fall with longer sleeves.
I was lucky to test this Dress for QTπ Doll Clothing. I love this pattern. I always get worried when sewing with knits and with Marilyn's tips, instructions and pictures that follow each step. Makes it so much easier. I know I will be sewing more of these dresses in the near future. the fit is great! A great dress for any occasion. With so many options a great go to pattern.