A very stylish and versatile all-in-one dress resembling a skirt, blouse and jacket, teamed with a gorgeous knitted beret is a must-have outfit for your 18-inch girl’s Paris holiday. The Jacket features three front insert options - an inserted metal zipper, lace or piping; it has shoulder gathered, elbow-length sleeves with rounded fold-up cuffs which match the round necked blouse front. The jacket front and back, cuffs and the blouse front, are lined and top-stitched. Three pretty buttons on the blouse front match the buttons on either side of each sleeve cuff. The gathered skirt is edged with narrow lace and the dress closes in back with Velcro. The very easy knitted beret with stalk, finishes off the outfit perfectly. This easy PDF pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Fabric Used – Quilter’s Cotton was used for the Skirt, Blouse Front and Jacket. Lightweight Cotton was used as lining on the Blouse Front and Jacket Fronts and Back. Nylon Lace edges the skirt, and zippers, lace and piping were used for the design features on the Jacket Fronts. Tiny ¼” wide scrap-booking buttons were used on the Blouse Front and Sleeve Cuffs. The Beret was made using Sport weight yarn. This Pattern is not suitable for knits.
Jacket Fronts, Bodice Back, Sleeves & Cuffs : Quilters Cotton or Fabric of Choice - 13” x 20”
Blouse Front & Cuffs : Quilters Cotton or Fabric of Choice - 9” x 14”
Skirt : Quilters Cotton or Fabric of Choice - 4 ½” x 32”
Blouse Front Lining : Lightweight Cotton - 7” x 8”
Jacket Fronts & Back Lining : Lightweight Cotton - 9” x 14”
Velcro for Dress - 3/8” wide x 5”
Zipper for Jacket Front Insert (Option A) - 1 x 6 ½”
Lace for Jacket Front Insert (Option B) - 5/8” wide x 13”
Piping for Jacket Insert (Option C) - 13” DIY or Purchased
Nylon Lace for Skirt - 5/8” wide x 35”
Decorative Buttons for Blouse and Jacket Cuffs (Available from Pixie Faire) - ¼” wide x 7
A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10’, a Walking Foot, Zipper Foot, Piping Foot, General Purpose Foot and ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
USA : 25g Sport Weight Yarn will render 2 Berets - USA Size 3 Needles
UK : 25g Double Knitting or 5-Ply Yarn will render 2 Berets - Metric 3.25mm Needles
Matching and Contrasting Thread, Marking Pen, Point Turner, Clear Tape, Darning or Tapestry Needle, Side Cutters, Fray-Stop, general sewing supplies.
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 48 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!
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This pattern is worth the asking price. Easy to follow instructions, many options, and it includes a pattern for the knitted beret. It was easier than I thought it would be and it fits the AG perfectly. I can't wait to knit the beret to complete the outfit. I highly recommend this pattern.