Calling all Girly Girls! Traditional but contemporary, this pretty dress features a lined faux-wrap bodice, optional ruffles around the neckline or shoulders, a full gathered skirt cut on a gentle bias, and a self tie. It closes in the back with snaps or Velcro. Two options are given for the neckline trim: contrasting purchased trim, or a self-ruffle that is finished off with easy bias edging using a Hong Kong Finish. A detailed tutorial on how to sew an attached lining with finished seams is also included in this PDF pattern.
Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium-weight cottons, lightweight chambray, denim, or corduroy, lightweight sateens, silks, or brocades
-½ yard of fabric: light to medium-weight cottons, lightweight chambray denim or corduroy, lightweight sateens, silks or brocades.
-Optional: ¼ yard of lightweight fabric for lining, such as batiste
-Three medium-sized snaps OR Two strips of ¼” Velcro, approximately 4”- 6” long.
For Option 1 Add:
-a glue stick to finish bias trim edges
-a pair of small, very sharp scissors (essential for the Hong Kong Finish)
-Optional: graph paper for drawing the bias strip pattern piece OR rotary scissors and cutting mat
For Option 2 Add:
-½ yd. of ¾” to 1 – 1/4” wide gathered trim, cut into two 9” pieces
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 46 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 indeed the dress for all girly girls. The pattern is well written and extremely clear. I had so much fun sewing with this [pattern, that I made 3 different versions. To view how they turned out, go to AdollablebyRita on Etsy.com. This will certainly give you ideas and trust me, you can't go wrong with this pattern!!!
I made this dress using a small flower print. This pattern takes a little longer than most. However, it turned out very nicely. The fit was excellent.
I made this in polka dot seersucker with lace and it is solo cute! I am planning on making 2 more in other colors. Our 3 dolls will look adorable together!
Another very cute outfit and well illustrated.
This made up lovely. I hemmed the binding on the inside instead of doing the Hong Kong finish and used a wide organdie ribbon for the sash. Looks so cute!