Joni's Uptown Dress is the Flossie Potter version of a vintage 1950s dress pattern for girls.
The bodice has two front and back darts, a round collar, and 3/4 sleeves with cuffs (and Flossie has thought out of the box to discover an easy method to make the cuffs and collar for these smaller dolls!).
The cuffs are in a permanent fold and have a v-cut on the outside that exposes two decorative buttons. A decorative vertical placket and three decorative buttons adorn one side of the full skirt, and it has a stripe motif in two directions to add interest. The pattern also comes with a BONUS petticoat!
This 22-page PDF sewing pattern includes step-by-step instructions with full-color photo illustrations, 35 pages of summary instructions (to save on printer ink!), and 4 pages of full-size pattern pieces.
This pattern is designed to fit 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™. It is also available for 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: cotton.
DRESS: 1/3 yd medium weight cotton (STRIPED)
COLLAR, CUFF, PLACKET:
1 package Bias Tape Hem Facing (1.875" wide)
PETTICOAT: 18" x 9" remnant medium weight cotton
5 1/4" lingerie elastic (1/2" wide)
20" of lace trim (1/2" wide)
Three 7/16" decorative buttons
Four to Eight 1/4" decorative buttons (2 buttons/cuff, 4 optional buttons on back)
1/4 yd single fold bias tape
Optional hook-and-loop tape
NOTE: Button closure is NOT recommended for the smaller size dress.
Optional braided trim
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 22 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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When you want a vintage vibe for your dolls--either 18" or now, 14.5"--this is a great pattern. Awesome in stripes like the original 1950's version that was the inspiration, or in an alternative like polka dots!! Fast to sew, with excellent directions, you will enjoy your sewing experience and the great dress you make!