Get ready for bed with this quick-to-sew summer pajama nightie with ruffled sleeves. The top of the dress is lined which makes for a neat sleeve opening. The dress has an easy Hook-and-Loop tape closure in the back.
Play around with fabric and you can make a summer dress with this pattern.
The pattern is designed to fit 14.5 inch dolls such as WellieWishers™, but you can also find this pattern at Pixie Faire for 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight woven fabrics like seer sucker, cotton and quilter’s cotton.
-Dress Fabric – 7” x 19” wide (or Fat Quarter)
-Contrasting Fabric for Ruffles and binding – 7” x 11.5”
-3” Velcro (5/8” width – cut in half to get about 1/4” wide)
-Iron and ironing board
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 12 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 pattern is so great in the 18" that I bought it in the 14.5"! This pattern, like the larger size, is very easy to put together. I would say a beginner could handle this. It has a few techniques a beginner could try, like gathering and making binding. Both are clearly explained in the directions. This pattern can be made with large scraps. The pattern does recommend light weight cotton, I just happened to have a lightweight flannel on hand, so I used that for the body. It worked, but I would recommend starting with a lightweight cotton first, as binding over the flannel can be tricky. The only thing that would improve this pattern is to have optional snap placement. I like using snaps as I find hook and loop (velcro) tend to find other things to stick to (like dolls hair, clothing, other velcro, etc). This pattern is so satisfying the short time it takes to cut and construct, almost instant gratification!
Great easy to use