This 1864 inspired school dress has so many cute details: gathered sleeves with a contrasting band, a gathered bodice insert, and instructions for an enclosed skirt seam at the waist.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
-1 yard of woven fabric
-4.5 yards ungathered cotton lace 1/4″ wide
-hook and loop tape
Skill Level: This is an intermediate level sewing pattern.
What You Get: One 27 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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Panniers or side hoops are women's undergarments worn in the 17th and 18th centuries to...
I found the shoulders need wider and the sleeves bigger in the arms. The dress is pretty but I wonder if the seams need to be topped stitched. May try it to see how it looks.
All the wow factor of this dress is in the details. Because of those details, it does take a while to make this dress. It took me at least 8 hours from cutting to final Velcro. Here is the link to my pictures of the dress: http://sewbeading.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/lacy-finery-heritage-doll-fashion-harriets-yellow-dress/
I enjoyed sewing this dress with the exception of creating the ruching sections on the bodice. I needed more than a single gathering thread to stabilize them while applying the lace. That bit of trickiness aside, the dress looks fabulous when complete.
Super cute dress. The pattern bodice back had some issues printing. This might be my printer. It wasn't a big problem, I could find the correct cutting lines by seeing the bodice back first and using it for a guide. Very detailed, lovely when finished.
What a great pattern, went together easily cannot waite to get it listed on EBay