The Halter Dress Pattern by 123 Mulberry Street is the perfect summer pattern for your 18 inch doll! This easy to sew design includes a lined one-piece bodice, neck tie, and fitted skirt portion. The dress is sewn at the base of the center back seam and a hook and loop tape closure is used on the upper portion. The sewing pattern also includes pattern pieces and directions for making a halter top variation. The top variation is fully open at center back and can be finished with hook and loop tape or a few snaps.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight knit fabrics with varying amounts of stretch can be used. Lightweight woven such as rayon, cotton lawn, voile, or quilting cotton will work well too!
-1/4 stretch knit fabric
-18" cord or ribbon
-hook and loop tape
Skill Level: This is a beginner level pattern.
What You Get: One 16 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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After finding that the dress was indeed too short and too tight, I converted it into just a halter top. If you would like to view this rendition, please go to my Etsy shop named AdollablebyRita.
The first thing I noticed on this pattern was that the bodice piece noted cut 1 on fold. Obviously that was incorrect because it should have read cut 2 on fold. The second item I encountered was that the Halter Top front and back pieces did not line up with the bodice piece. I eventually added 1/4 inch to the back pieces and 3/8 inch along the front. The rest of the Halter Top went smoothly. Then I tried to sew the Halter Dress but when I finished it did not fit my brand new American Girl Doll. It was too tight and too short .I haven't gone back to make the alterations on these pieces. I really liked the pattern and think it is very trendy; but it is obvious that the designer should have given more information. Did she use a stretch fabric that had more stretch than mine?? A review of this pattern by the designer needs to take place.