A sweet fitted sundress that's innocent-looking at the front but has a sun seeker's strappy back view, the Mackenzie Dress is just perfect for spring and summer.
The fitted bodice has a V-shaped dropped waist at the front, and a natural waistline at the back. The waistline is emphasized with optional piping to show off the shape.
The Mackenzie Dress has a choice of an A-line skirt (View A) or a gathered skirt (View B). The dress fastens at the back bodice with either hook and loop tape or snaps.
The fully lined bodice is quick and simple to make and the wide straps are easy to turn right sides out, which makes this an ideal pattern to build up your sewing skills, particularly when choosing View A with the simple A-line skirt.
This versatile pattern comes with a list of suggestions for taking the Mackenzie Dress pattern further; including a bonus step by step photo tutorial showing how to use the bodice pattern pieces to make a cute reversible top.
Once you have made one of these sweet sundresses you will want to make many more. The Mackenzie Dress pattern will fast become one of your Wellie Wishers™ doll’s favorite dresses.
Special Note: This PDF pattern is designed to fit a 14.5 inch WellieWishers Doll specifically.
Recommended Fabrics: This pattern is designed for woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, poplin, quilter's cottons, broadcloth, or cotton blends e.g. cotton/linen or polyester/cotton blends. The testers also made this dress in viscose, foil knit fabric and organza fabrics with great results.
-One fat quarter (18" x 22") for either view. (Extra fabric may be required to match plaids or large print motifs).
-For both views you will need 12” x 9” of lining fabric, e.g. lightweight cotton or cotton blends (polycotton is ideal).
- A quarter of a yard of heirloom mini piping, or you could use home made piping, rick rack trim or ribbon if preferred (optional). If you wish to pipe the entire bodice you will need 1.25 yards of piping.
-1.5” of narrow Ultra Thin hook and loop tape (hook and loop sides) or 1.5” Anti Snag hook and loop tape, or two snaps for the back closure.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 26 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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Simply adorable dress and a perfect fit! I used piping at the waist and it really made it pop! So many different looks can be made with lace, piping, and even machine embroidery! I simply LOVE it! Think I may try adding length to the skirt for a floor length gown! Might also try using a velcro closure at the neck in the back instead of the straps in back for the gown. I will have fun experimenting!
enjoyed making the dress, turned out beautiful
Beautiful pattern! just love it!
This was the first Wellie Wisher pattern I tested for Genine. I just loved the way the piping went in so smoothly. The fit is wonderful, and she looks so cute in this style. A must do for all doll clothes sewers.