A gorgeous and versatile little dress made to resemble a skirt, top, and bolero is teamed with an adorable Juliette cap sporting a big flower. The dress, which closes with hook and loop tape in back, has a full gathered skirt consisting of three fabric layers with pinked hem edges and lace underlays to give a very soft look. The fitted, lined bodice has a pretty scoop neckline, a choice of two sleeve lengths and a faux bolero which is sewn into the shoulder and side seams. The bolero fronts are lined, have gathered lace edges and have contrast top-stitching on the front edges. Pretty buttons on either side of the bolero add a decorative touch. This easy PDF pattern is designed to fit 14.5” dolls such as WellieWishers™.
Check out the Pinkie pattern for 18" dolls such as American Girl®, also available at Pixie Faire.
Fabric Used – Quilter’s Cotton was used for the Faux Bolero Fronts and top tier of the skirt, Eyelet Lace was used for the bodice and sleeves and soft lightweight cotton was used for the second and third tiers of the skirt as well as lining for the bodice and bolero fronts. Combinations of Eyelet and Nylon Lace were used as trim on the bolero, sleeves and skirt tiers – this little dress is a great way to use up fabric scraps. The Juliette Cap was made using Cotton Fingering yarn.
Bolero Fronts & First Skirt Tier : Quilters Cotton or Fabric of Choice - 5 ½” x 20”
Bodice Front, Backs & Sleeves : Eyelet Lace or Fabric of Choice - 12” x 10”
Second Skirt Tier : Lightweight Contrast Cotton - 2 ½” x 20”
Third Skirt Tier : Lightweight Contrast Cotton - 3 ¾” x 20”
Bodice & Bolero Lining : Lightweight Cotton - 12” x 9”
Hook and loop tape for Back Closure : 3/8” wide x 3 ½”
Elastic for Short Sleeves : ¼” wide x 10”
Nylon Lace for Short Sleeves: Sleeves – 5 ¾” per sleeve : ½” wide x 11 ½”
Nylon Lace for Bolero Edge : 10” per side - ½” wide x 20”
Nylon Lace for Skirt Tiers – 20” per Tier : 7/8” wide x 40”
Eyelet Lace for Skirt Hem Edge : 1 ¼” wide x 20”
Ribbon for Bows on Short Sleeves (Optional) – Purchased or DIY : ¼” wide x 4”
Decorative Buttons for Bolero (Optional) : ¼” wide x 2
Matching Thread, Marking Pen, Clear Tape, Pinking Shears, point turner, general sewing supplies. A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10’, a Walking Foot, a General Purpose Foot and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
± 20g Lightweight Fingering Cotton Yarn will make 2 Caps
Oddments Lightweight Sock Cotton Yarn for Flower and Leaves
3mm Crochet Hook
2.25mm Crochet Hook
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 40 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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This pattern is adorable and makes the cutest (and I mean the cutest!!!) outfit. It was easy to follow and sizing is perfect. Instructions are very clear. The only thing is that the construction time is pretty long (at least for me), but I think the 1st time you make a pattern, it takes longer, just making sure you are following directions accurately. I love this pattern.
This pattern for the WellieWisher size doll is a real scrap buster. I used leftover scraps for the dress and the trim. You can follow the pattern as is, or customize it by leaving off the vest, and changing up the number of ruffles in the skirt. Having it be all one piece makes it easy for little hands to dress, too.
This pattern has moved right up to the top of my favorites! I love the look and I love how easy it was to put together. I literally downloaded the pattern Friday morning and had the dress finished before lunch. The hardest part was deciding what lace and fabrics to use from my stash! The fit is wonderful, the instructions are simple and I am thrilled with the results!
I had the privilege of previewing and testing Pinkie for Wellie Wishers. It was fun digging through my fabric and lace stashes to find complimentary pieces. The dress fits really well and the pattern construction allows so many variations you won’t get bored making a new dress for every season or event. The supply list looks long but that’s the fun of it! Use up those fabric scraps! As always, the instructions and photos by Little Miss Muffett are clear. Go cute, go wild, go sew!