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!
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.
One of my favourites I have tested so far. Quick and easy, simple but very elegant. A must for any closset!
I made the 8 gore version of this dress, and while I can't say I enjoyed attaching the ruching by hand I can say that the end result was worth it. My only quibble with the pattern is the generous size of the bodice pieces designed to fit a variety of dolls. I would prefer the pattern piece to be marked with multiple size cutting lines. Each cutting line could be identified by a waist measurement. The pageant sash is a really fun addition to this pattern.
Beautiful dress, love it
Easy instructions, good fit. Love it.