Let the fabric do the work and your imagination run wild when creating your 18” girl’s very own Homecoming Ball Gown. Fabrics such as Taffeta, Satin and Voile to Lace Embossed Linen, Crystalline and raw silk; including a host of different embellishments – anything goes and the choice is yours. This easy PDF pattern includes three different skirt and trim options, and a cute little sash. This pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl ®.
Fabric Requirements – The fabric for these Ball Gowns range from Taffeta, Satin and Voile to Lace Embossed Linen; Linings vary from Satin and Pongee to Lightweight Polyester Cotton. Three optional finishes are given, but as with the Fabric choice, embellishments for this very versatile dress are entirely yours. Knit fabrics are not suitable for this dress.
Dress A - 8-Gore Skirt: Lace Embossed Linen - 1/3 Yard
Lining A - 8-Gore Skirt: Satin - 1/3 Yard
Dress B - 4-Gore Skirt: Taffeta - 3/4 Yard
Lining B - 4-Gore Skirt: Pongee - 3/4 Yard
Dress C - 4-Gore with Over-skirt: Satin - 3/4 Yard
Lining C - 4-Gore with Over-skirt: Lightweight Polyester Cotton - 34 Yard
4-Gore Over-skirt C : Voile, Chiffon, etc - 3/4 Yard
Bling on a Roll for Straps – Dress A, B & C : 10” Per Dress (Option - 5” per strap bead strings)
Hook and loop tape for Back Closure – Dress A & B : 3” x 3/8” wide
Hook and loop tape for Back Closure – Dress C : 2 Pieces – 1 ½” x 3/8” wide
Ribbon for Sash : 1” wide x 22”
Clear Plastic Snap for Sash : 1 x ¼” wide
Rosette for Sash (DIY or Purchased) : 1 x 1 ¼” wide
Iron-on Transfer Paper : 1 x sheet
Ribbon Edging for Hem of Skirt – Dress A (Optional) : 1 ½” wide x 4yds
Ribbon Edging for Top Edge of Bodice – Dress A (Optional) : 1” wide x 2yds
Buckle for Waist Bow – Dress B (Optional) : 1 x ½” wide
Ribbon for Bodice Front & Back Bows (Optional) : ¼” wide x 16”
Ribbon for Waist Bow (Optional) : 22 x ½” wide
Voile Fabric from Over-skirt C for Flowers (Optional) : Scraps
Ribbon for Rosettes (Flower Centers) : 24” x 3/8” wide (4 Flowers)
Ribbon for Waist Side to match Rosettes (Optional) : 3/8” wide x 20”
Narrow Ribbon for Waist Side (Optional) : ¼” wide x 20”
Beads for Flowers – Dress C (Optional) : Seed beads – 1 per flower
Plastic or Card for Template – Dress C Flowers (Optional) : 3 ½” square
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 38 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!
When I buy patterns I buy ones with options. You get so much for the price. I love this pattern you can do so much whith it. The designer offers lots of info and options. I feel like the designer put alot of thought and time into creating it. I love this pattern its one of my favorites. thank you so much!!
I loved this dress. It was super easy and I love the little tips she put throughout the pattern. My one pet-peeve (and this was kind of big) was that there is no option to attach the straps to the bodice prior to sewing the bodice and lining together. You sew up the whole dress and then hand sew on the straps, depending on which kind you want. I assume this was done because the author shows many different kinds of straps that one could use and she wants to keep the pattern open to fit several kinds of dolls. However, it would have been nice to have an *optional* step that shows you how long the straps would be, and markings on the pattern to show you where to place them. This would definitely be a 5 star pattern if those were added! Thank you!
Pattern was easy to use, fits well and the dress is just darling.
I love this pattern! I have made the short one, the long one the 4 gore. Have not done the 8 gore long yet. Every time I make one someone asks if I can made an adult size..ha ha. Mostly using a Bridal Satin under skirt and a sheer overskirt. The flower instruction I had trouble with but when I finally figured it out got great results. This pattern is so easy. The bodice is bigger but I just adjust with snaps or Velcro. Also found that the ruffled elastic makes great straps. Some of them are not finished but you get the idea.
Cute pattern. I was asked to make a dress that matched a teen's dress and this fit the bill perfectly. I'm always happy with this designer's patterns.