The Sailorette design is a dolled up version of the classic Sailor Suit. This pattern includes options for a short sleeved bodice, sleeveless bodice, and two skirt lengths to achieve the look you want. The short skirt falls just above the knees while the longer skirt is mid-calf length. The bodice is lined and fastens in the back with hook and loop. Trim out the dress using ribbon, middy braid, or soutache. This PDF pattern is designed to fit 18 inch soft bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
-1/2 Yard Fabric 45” (Dress, Lining, Hat)
-1/4 Yard Fabric 45” (Optional Contrast Collar, Hat, Sleeve Bands)
-2 Yards Middy Braid, 1⁄4” Ribbon, or Soutache
-11⁄8 Yard Gathered Lace (Optional Trim)
-1/2 Yard 5⁄8” Double Face Satin Ribbon
-5” Hook and Loop (1⁄2” wide or less)
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 is the second pattern I've made from My Angie Girl and I loved making them both. I liked the Sailorette dress so much that I've made four! It went together beautifully and turned out exactly like the photos. I absolutely recommend it. In the photo, the navy dress was altered in the bodice only to fit a Gotz Happy Kidz doll. 1/4 inch was taken from each side of the back and then an additional inch (1/2 " front and back) at each side seam for a total of 2.5 inches at her waist. The collar was adjusted to fit the narrower back, but the shoulders, sleeves and rest of the dress are directly from the pattern. In the photo this dress is worn by 4 different dolls: Gotz Happy Kidz from Germany, Bonnie & Pearl from the U.K. (the redhead), Maplelea from Canada and of course an American Girl from the USA. The pattern fits them all beautifully with no modifications.
I'm a beginner, but I wanted to try to make a sailor style dress out of cute anchor fabric I bought. It was definitely above my skill level, but not so much so that I couldn't still put it together. I added a scarf instead of the bow, but otherwise entirely followed the pattern and instructions.
This outfit was really fun to sew. The instructions were excellent as usual. I highly recommend this pattern--you won't be disappointed.