Try this smart little 1950s jumper dress for an quiet afternoon at the library. This one piece pleated dress has contrasting puffed sleeves that fasten at the wrist with button loops and a tie collar that give it the look of a two piece jumper. A front yoke made from a separate layer is held in place under each shoulder with decorative buttons. The dress opens all the way down in the back and fastens with five buttons. Hook and loop tape or snaps can be used, if preferred. A trim little belt provides the finishing touch.
This PDF sewing pattern by Keepers Dolly Duds is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: Dress in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, cotton shirting, gingham, wool shirting, silk, or linen. Not suitable for knits. Blouse in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, batiste, voile, or silk. Not suitable for knits., or silk. Not suitable for knits.
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.
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I was fortunate to be part of the testing group for this pattern, and it’s one of my favorites! Historical patterns often look a lot more complicated than their “modern” counterparts, but this pattern is so well written, with plenty of pictures and added tips that I had no trouble. (I even bravely tackled the buttonholes on the back ... the freezer paper tutorial makes them really easy!). The pattern fit was perfect on my AG doll - no adjustments needed. Overall, a great pattern!