So many sweet design features combine to make Peyton’s Pretty Dress fun to sew and a delight for your doll to wear. The most striking details are the mandarin collar and the wide button placket down the front of the garment. Don’t worry about buttonholes – the buttons hide a row of sewn-on snaps. The bodice has a subtle drop waist and a back yoke. You can create an above-the-knee dress or a shirt with a peplum; you can even combine the two lightly gathered skirt lengths for a lovely two-tiered dress. Choose between short or long slightly puffed sleeves with cuffs. The mandarin collar, sleeve cuffs, and front placket can be sewn from the same fabric as the main garment or with a contrasting fabric to create many different looks. Peyton’s Pretty Dress is sure to become one of your favorites!
This pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight cotton and cotton blend fabrics
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.Download, Print, Sew!
This pattern was very easy to follow, the only difficulty I had was with the stand up collar, due to my fat fingers, but these turn out really really cute. This is one of those patterns that you need to keep the scale of the print on the material small. I made a couple of these, and they go together rather quickly, too. Thank you folks so much for all your hard work and dedication.
I loved sewing up this pattern. It was pretty easy. Even the little bit of hand sewing wasn't so bad. I will probably make the short sleeve next time. My granddaughter, Peyton, is going to love it!
A must have for anyone who sews for 18 inch dolls! Easy to follow directions and great pictures! The designer has really outdone herself with this pattern!