Native Powwows bring to mind the sound of drums and colourful regalia decorated with beautiful bead work, ribbons, and feathers. Many young ones are embracing their culture and learning the age old dances and customs. Just imagine a young girl twirling and waving her arms as she watches her ribbons trailing her every move. This is the inspiration for the Powwow Dress!
The Powwow Dress is a relatively easy dress to make and decorating is is the fun part. Use your imagination to try different trims or ribbons. Try out your own design with beads and cording or even sew beads right to the yoke. The possibilities are endless! One thing for sure is your doll will be sure to turn heads at your next special event.
This pattern by My AG Doll Creations is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: medium weight cotton, quilters cotton, fat quarter
Supplies Needed:- 8" cut of 45" wide cotton print for the yoke and bottom band
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 37 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!
Very easy pattern to sew. I have used it for making African dresses. It looks nice on my doll, good fit. I also like the ribbon on the sleeves! The beading option is spectacular.