Is your doll feeling groovy? The Good Vibrations Sixties Dress, by Forever 18 Inches, is the perfect pattern for a feel-good blast to the past! The princess-seamed dress offers three variations that combine together to create many different looks: a school dress with a wide collar, a graceful square-necked dress with bell-shaped sleeves, and a minimalist-style shift that can showcase graphic prints and color blocking. One pattern can create a wardrobe for all her special occasions! Additional features include two sets of cutting lines to accommodate older, larger-sized dolls, as well as newer, slimmer models. Three sleeve options and two neckline variations offer many ways to create unique and versatile combinations. Now pull on those GoGo Boots and start sewing!
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" American Girl® dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: Medium-weight fabrics such as quilter's cotton, lightweight corduroy, lightweight denim, dupioni silk, or other similar fabrics.
Option 1: 1/3 yd. 45" wide fabric for Dress; ¼ yd. 45" wide fabric for Collar and Facing
Option 2: ½ yd. 45" wide fabric
Option 3: ½ yd. 45" wide fabric
1. Matching thread and optional contrast thread for topstitching
2. Two to three medium-sized snaps OR two 4" pieces of thin ¼” wide hook and loop tape
3. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances.
4. Fray Check
5. (Option 1 only) two ¼" buttons
6. (Option 1 only) optional ribbon for neckline bow (about 9")
Skill Level: Easy and Intermediate
What You Get: One 47 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!
It was a very easy sew, clear instructions, perfect fit - made the sleeveless version in one fabric choice to go with a blazer! Will make again using one of the other options to mix it up.
I knew I had just the right groovy paisley print for this dress somewhere in a tote in the barn. It's cold in the barn in March, but I found it on the second try. Princess seams don't really show up with the wild print, but they definitely show in the gorgeous fit of the dress. I made mine with the long bell sleeve. Perfect 60's look. Great easily understandable pattern.
I made the sleeveless version of the dress to go with a jacket that I had made previously. This is a great basic pattern which can take you in many creative directions and, with this designer, I find that I don't have to spend a lot of time making it fit the doll. A good investment for sure.
Excellent pattern with great instructions , made 3 2 black and white and 1 brown and cream print! As always instruction are clear ! Haven't got the photo gig yet maybe later this year!