The first in Flossie Potter's LADIES' CLUB collection, this simple, yet elegant, sleeveless dress hugs your doll in the bodice and flares from the waist pleats. Fully lined, the dress is a stand-alone piece, but it pairs well with its companion jacket.
Other patterns available in this series:
LADIES' CLUB JACKET (coming soon)
LADIES' CLUB ACCESSORIES (pillbox hat & gloves)
To complete the ensemble, add Flossie Potter's 1950s POCKETBOOK.
This 18-page PDF Intermediate Level sewing pattern fits 18" dolls such as American Girl®. It contains 10 pages of full-color photo assembly illustrations, 2 pages of summary instructions (to save on printer ink!), and 3 pages of full-size pattern pieces to help you make your own Ladies' Club dress.
Recommended Fabrics: medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton or polyester
1/3 yd light to medium weight woven fabric
1/4 yd lining fabric
Decorative slider buckle (size to accommodate ribbon)
1/3 yd of 1/2" ribbon (for belt)
Soft hook-and-loop tape
1/2" decorative button
Optional 1/4" decorative buttons
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 18 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 love the look of this sixties era outfit. I would definitely say this an intermediate level pattern but the instructions are clear. The directions for attaching the lining to the jacket were different than I have done before and it turned out great. I thought the hat was complicated but it came out nicely too and it’s the perfect size and scale. I have one issue with the instructions for the hat. The written instructions say the hat band is 1”x 14” but the pattern piece itself says 1” x 13”. I had to do it three times before I figured out why it didn’t fit. I used Peltex instead of foam because that’s what I had and I like the crisp look. Thanks for your creativity and lovely patterns.
I love this pattern. I made 3 of them for my grand daughters.
I purchase the Michaels Modern Girls dolls from Michaels and outfit them with complete wardrobes which are donated to various charities. I scaled this pattern down to 93% and the fit is perfect. I have whipped up five of these today ( I'll get to making the little jackets tomorrow) and I expect I will be making dozens of these. I haven't lined the skirts but they are fine unlined. Surprisingly, with the right fabric these dresses can look very formal. Easy little pattern for beginners who want to try pleats. This will definitely be one of my go-to pattern for dresses. Thank you so much for easy peasy instructions for a delightful little dress.
I tested for this pattern and had a lot of fun making it. It was amazing seeing how it all came together into a great period outfit and all inspired by a simple picture! I love the unusual technique she uses to make the gloves more realistic on dolls without split fingers! Definitely get the jacket, but then add the sweet dress and accessories to finish the look!