Get two fresh looks for your Little Darling or other 13 inch dolls - one for regular school days and one for picture day!
View A - Perfect for picture day at school, this dress has a sweet pin-tuck yoke with a peter pan collar. The puff sleeves are gathered onto a sleeve band edged with lace. The full skirt has two tiers.
View B - This dress can be made in many variations, for wearing any day of the week. It has a “bib” edged with trim, accented with a peter pan collar. The puff sleeves are gathered with elastic and the skirt is edged with a contrasting band.
The PDF pattern includes instructions for two construction options - one to make your dresses “Fast and Easy” and the other to make it “Heirloom” quality. Both go together easily, and will look exactly the same on the outside. The difference is on the INSIDE. If you want to create a dress for play dolls, use the “Fast and Easy” instructions. If you want to create a dress that collectors will treasure, use the “Heirloom” instructions.
The Heirloom Construction features a lined bodice finished with lace. The bodice lining is hand-stitched to the sleeve seam, and the back is finished with buttonholes or snaps.
The Fast and Easy Construction dress goes together much more quickly. The bodice is lined, but the finished seams are exposed. The back closes with hook and loop tape.
This PDF sewing pattern is specifically designed to fit 13" Dianna Effner's Little Darling dolls.
Finish the Look! Create a complete ensemble with shoes from Love U Bunches “Plain Jane Shoes”.
Recommended Fabrics: cotton, silk, taffetta, voile, eyelet or other lightweight fabrics
Dress View A:
-1/4 yard main fabric (for upper skirt, bodice, sleeves)
-1/4 yard contrast fabric (collar, cuffs, skirt band)
-1/8 yard white fabric (yoke)
Dress View B:
-1/4 yard woven fabric (skirt and bib)
-1/4 yard contrasting fabric (bodice, collar, skirt band, sleeves)
-2 yards lace or trim (Both Views)
-3-4 decorative buttons (Both Views)
-1/8 yard fusible interfacing (I recommend a woven)
-12” round elastic (View B)
-5 buttons for back closure OR
-6” Ultra Thin hook and loop tape
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 45 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn 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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The instructions were easy to understand and the pattern fit very well!