Whether your doll is strolling down the red carpet, attending a wedding, or simply at a stylish “do,” this pattern allows your doll the opportunity to be at her most fashionable best.
The “Iris” outfit consists of an unlined sheath dress finishing at the knee. The dress is then overlaid with a light specialty fabric like bridal tulle or chiffon, which allows the overlay to flow into a gorgeous cascade of light. Optional appliqued lace adds a delicate touch to the body of the dress, while the lace (or trim) across the top of the bodice highlights the sophistication or casualness of your doll’s event. The back of the dress has a closing of eyelets, and as a bonus, a charming headpiece pattern of fabric and ribbons complements the outfit.
This pattern offers the seamstress a lot of versatility; for example, the overlay around the base of the dress can be left off and a classy sheath dress remains. Alternatively, there are endless possibilities in how the dressmaker wants to style the overlay fabric at the bottom of the dress.
“Iris” is designed to fit 18-inch dolls such as American Girl® and Our Generation™. The pattern is intended to be used with woven cottons like satin, delustered satin, tulle, lace, and chiffon.
Recommended Fabrics: Light-weight cotton like delustered satin, satin, tulle, chiffon.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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This pattern fits well and the directions are very clear. I think my choice to use chiffon, which is raveling as I look at it, for the overlay sections is probably coloring my experience, but I thought the way the skirt was created was a bit odd. A number of sizes of fabric rectangles are cut and tied into gathers with a length of thread. Those bunched up pieces are then handsewn to the skirt. I’m not sure how, but it seems like there should have been a way to do this using a sewing machine to produce an outfit that could hold up to the rigors of childplay. The shoulder trim which serves as straps is also handsewn. I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that I’ve sewn this securely enough to stay together. I did forego the laced back closure in favor of an invisible zipper.