Irvette has an inverted V empire waist with large collars on the front only. The dress opens and closes in the back with a zipper and ties in the back. It has the options of a long or short skirt and 2 different sleeve options.
This PDF sewing pattern, by Ma Petite Cherie Couture, is designed to fit 18-inch dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: lightweight cotton fabric
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 20 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!
I tested this pattern for the designer and found it to be a fun experience even though it was a bit different than my usual pattern choices. I began this dress with a bit of trepidation, but immediately saw the possibilities for it when I looked at the pattern pieces. The bodice has little gathers that are not immediately evident in the cover photo, but that give it a darling look when completed. The contrast collar fabric can be used for sleeve bands and ties. The two sleeve styles can be interchanged to make two different little short dresses (or long ones), and the choice of fabric can make this very dressy or a cute little day dress. This was not a difficult pattern and the instructions were very helpful. I added a small cameo and boots from a bygone age to give it an "older" look.