Joni's Uptown Dress is the Flossie Potter version of a vintage dress 1950's pattern for girls. The bodice has two front darts, a round collar, and 3/4 sleeves with cuffs. 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 four decorative buttons adorn one side of the full skirt, and it has a stripe motif in two directions to add interest. The pattern also has a bonus petticoat.
This PDF sewing pattern has 9 pages of step-by-step instructions with full-color photo illustrations, 4 pages of summary instructions (to save on printer ink!), and 7 pages of pattern pieces.
Pair this dress with the Little '50s Swing Coat for those chilly fall days!
This pattern is also available for 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™.
Recommended Fabrics: cotton, batiste
DRESS: 2/3 yd medium weight cotton (STRIPED) or 1 yd if doing optional alternative, below
COLLAR, CUFF, PLACKET, PETTICOAT: 1/4 yd medium weight cotton
LINING: 1/4 yd light weight cotton such as batiste
1/2" wide lingerie elastic (9 1/2" needed)
1 1/2 yds of 1/2" wide lace trim
*Four 7/16" decorative buttons
*Eight 1/4" decorative buttons
Hook-and-loop tape (optional)
*If using button closure, then use eight of the larger ones and four of the smaller ones.
Hand needle (optional)
Turning tool, helpful
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 25 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'm a new doll clothes sewer and I thought the instructions were great and the final product turned out so cute.
If you like vintage little girl's dresses for your American Girl or other 18" dolls, this is the pattern for you. All the details but simplified to make it a fun sew. Great techniques so your inside is as pretty as your outside finishes everything off perfectly!!! A must buy!!!