Straight from your mother's pattern book, this dress is simple elegance. The scalloped overlay has the appearance of a duster or a sleeveless coat over an a-line dress. It is actually a self-lined panel joined to the dress at the sides and shoulders. There are several ways the dress can be completed including buttons sewn in the curves of the scallops, a chain draped from one side to the other, or no embellishment at all.
This instant download, PDF pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: medium weight cotton or cotton blend
-1/3 yard main fabric - medium weight cotton or cotton blend
-1/3 yard contrasting fabric
-6" of hook and loop tape - 5/8" wide
-12 small buttons 1/4" or smaller (optional); or 3" of necklace
-type chain and 2 buttons that match it (2nd view)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 14 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 dress is very easy and quick to make. I've made several for my grandaughter's dolls, She's 5 years old and wants one for herself (so that she can be dressed like her children).
I took me a while to finish this dress but overall it was an easy pattern to follow. I feel that the next time I make the outfit I will need to cut the pattern a little larger as it was a bit snug on the doll. But other than that I really like the look of the dress.
This dress is so cute and fits the dolls perfectly. The scallops are not difficult; go slowly. I am so happy with the look that I plan to make some more. You won't disappointed.