When she finishes sewing this dress from the flour sack fabric she chose at the market, she'll look great whether going to school or helping around the house. Comfortable and cute, this short-sleeved dress features a crossover mock-buttoned bodice slightly dropped at the waist. Also Included are instructions for miniature flour sacks and printable labels.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Light-weight cotton
-1/3 yard of medium to lightweight, woven fabric
-A scrap of fabric for bodice lining
-Tracing wheel and marking paper
-4 1/4”-long x ¼” wide piece of hook and loop tape
-Five buttons, 3/8” size or 9mm
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
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!
I had a lot of fun sewing this dress. It was much easier than I thought when first seeing the cover page of the pattern. I love the result. As stated in previous reviews the neckline is a bit too deep for my most recent dolls but the dress fits perfectly on my oldest Pleasant Company doll.
The pattern came together fairly easily, although I found the end result had slightly bulky seams along the waistline. If I sewed the pattern again, I would not serge the edge of the bodice and the top edge of the skirt before joining the two together; instead I would serge them after sewing the waist seam, to minimize bulk. I used a fat quarter for the outer fabric and some scrap cotton for the lining. The bodice, without adjustments, and with the darts, is slightly loose on my Journey Girls doll, but not so much to be a problem. I haven't dug my AG doll out of storage yet to check it on her for comparison (the three-year-old gets to play with the Journey Girl if she wants; she has to wait until she's older for the AG doll).
Wonderful pattern!! It was very easy to use and turned out so cute. I have made this dress for all of my granddaughters. I love the Pixiefaire patterns.
Love my patterns! Many thanks!!!! My grandaughters will be thrilled!
It was easy to put the dress together. The instructions are very easy to follow. My dress turned out so cute but, as in previous review, the neck is a little wide. I like the sleeves.