This timeless shirtwaist-style dress is inspired by a vintage Swiss sewing pattern and features heirloom details including corded pintucks and piping trim.
The fitted shirtdress has a front yoke, faux front placket, square bias-cut collar, short sleeves with turned up cuffs, and a full dirndl-style skirt.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: medium-weight woven fabric such as cotton chambray, linen, dimity, or cotton pique
-Dress: 1/2 yard medium-weight woven fabric such as cotton chambray, linen, dimity, or cotton pique.
Lining: Fat eighth (9" x 20") of lightweight woven fabric such as Imperial batiste. Lining may be white or another color that complements the dress fabric
-Trim: 1/2 yard whip-stitch or corded mini-piping. (Note: Online retailer Farmhouse Fabrics is our favorite source for doll-size piping and trims. For best results, select piping with a 1/4" seam allowance.)
-Notions: Two spools of coordinating thread (or one large spool and an extra bobbin), 7 - 3/8" buttons, a scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing, a water soluble marking pen, one ball of white pearl cotton (size 5) for corded pintucks. You will also need a pintuck foot for your sewing machine and a twin machine needle that matches the width of the grooves on the foot. We suggest a 2.0 mm twin needle and corresponding foot. Optional: 1-1/4 yards 5/8" wide grosgrain ribbon for sash.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 21 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately!
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Beautiful dress and directions. Made pin tucks easy. I made the first one without piping because I couldn't wait for the piping that I ordered to arrive in the mail. I can't wait to make it again.
Beautiful pattern. Instructions are very clear and detailed. The details on the bodice take a little time but are well worth it. I will be making many of these dresses !