Express your doll's playful, offbeat, quirky or creative side with this fitted, lined dress inspired by actress Zooey Deschanel!
Modeled after the Ahoy dress from the "To Tommy from Zooey" line by Tommy Hilfiger, this PDF pattern allows you to express your doll's own individual style through your choice of accent fabric for the mock pockets and cute faux skirt peeking from underneath, as well as optional piping at the neckline and armholes. A back zipper closure adds to its authenticity.
Whether you choose a red, white and blue sailor-type combo like Zooey, a denim cowgirl style like Matilda Jo, or your own original combination of fabrics and patterns, your doll is sure to feel special in her new fun and flirty dress!
Recommended Fabrics: lightweight denim, linen, cotton
-1/3 yard of fashion fabric
-1/4 yard lining & accent fabric
-thread (matching or contrasting, depending upon design preference)
-bias tape maxi piping (optional)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 23 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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This is one of the best patterns. I have made so many variations of the dress and it has a beautiful fit. You can use velcro closure instead of the zipper. I love this one and it is one of my go to patterns.
I have older dolls. I sometimes forget to check measurements. Next time I will make it a bit wider and longer. Dress went together really easily. I have a serger and was able to combine some steps. I was able to to use scraps. The dresses are so cute.
Hi May- I would be happy to help. Yes, the older American Girl dolls are a bit thicker than the newer. Pixie Faire bases our patterns on the newer dolls. I am attaching a link below showing the difference in measurements between the two so that you may compare them. I hope you find this helpful! Doll Measurement Chart: http://www.pixiefaire.com/blogs/doll-tips-and-tutorials/7733479-doll-measurements.
This turned out so cute in a bright print.
This pattern is simple and easy to follow. Sewed up fairly quickly (for me) and produced a nice result. I think I will be using this one to teach my granddaughter how to fit in zips. Great instructions.