This medieval and tudor styled princess dress is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®. The PDF pattern includes instructions and pattern pieces for a bodice and overskirt. Bring your storybook characters to life with this beautiful design! There are two different views to help you accomplish the style you want--whether it be a princess, Rapunzel, or a more historical look.
Bonus: included is a hoop skirt to go under the skirt--it is meant for View A only (View B is too short) but can be adjusted to fit View B. It also works with the Fashioned By Rebecca Colonial Elegance PDF dress pattern!
The bodice closes in the back with snaps, the skirt closes at the waistband with a snap. The hoop skirt has an elastic waist.
Recommended Fabrics: lightweight fabric
-1/4 yard lightweight fabric for bodice
-1/3 yard lightweight bodice for skirt
-1/8 yard contrasting fabric
-1/4 yard lightweight fabric for lining
-1 yard of 1/2" lace for bottom of dress (optional)
-1 yard 1/8" ribbon for bottom of skirt (optional)
-2 yards 1/4" ribbon for sleeves
-4 snaps (size 2/0 or 3/0)
-1 yard 1/8" cord (view A)
-12 inches 1/8" ribbon for lace-up loops (view A)
-1.5 yards of 1/2" lace for bodice and sleeves (view B)
-12" of 1/8" ribbon to lace up front (view B)
-12 eyelets 1/8" (view B)
-1/4 yard of lightweight fabric
-3 yards of bias binding (1/2" wide folded)
-3 yards of 1/4" boning
-10.5" of 1/4" elastic
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 41 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!
I am in the process of making the "snow white" outfit and discovered the pattern runs small as with many of the patterns of the day. I am guessing the newer American Girl dolls are thinner- I am dressing a My Generation and it was still small. Very glad I measured first.
This is a wonderful pattern! I made view B, in the colors of a certain long-haired princess. Looking through the step by step instructions you can see how simple it is to put together - the results look more complicated. If you are using a silky material (satin,etc), I would suggest interfacing the fabric piece for the eyelets. It helped keep the fabric from slipping when applying the eyelets. Also, do a test run on applying the eyelets on a scrap of material. Everything else when together easily and quickly. I did add a quarter inch to the side seam of the bodice and underarm seam in order to accommodate a french seam. (I used a pink netting for the lower sleeve and since I don't have a serger, I needed a clean finish.) Additionally, pressing seams is not may favorite step in any pattern (I sometime skip it), but it truly is needed to give this pattern a crisp and professional look. This is part of a birthday gift for a niece and my kids are already asking when I can make one for them (and they don't even have AG dolls yet!) I appreciated the additional hoop skirt pattern, but decided to skip it for this project, as it's going to a to-be-4 year old and I don't think she will use it. I would make it for an older child or if I used fabrics that needed the support. I also loved that this has a snap closure (I find hook and loop, i.e. velcro, sticks to other fabrics, doll hair, other toys.) I will definitely make this pattern again in various combinations!
Although I chose a heavier fabric for this than was suggested, it turned out beautifully. The pieces go together perfectly, and instructions are easy to follow. The hoop petticoat gives it just the fullness it needs! I recommend for anyone wanting a gorgeous medieval style gown for their doll!