The Bell Sleeve Dress and Top, inspired by a preteen fashion for this pattern but available on the fashion scene in all sizes for young and old, has been scaled down perfectly for the 18-inch doll! The exciting thing about this design is that it offers several different options for finishing making it very versatile!
Several variations are included in this pattern:
All features can be used interchangeably on the top and dress.
The top is designed for a serged edge finish and hems making it a quick, simple pattern to stitch up with a designer touch. However, since not everyone has a serger the steps to use hidden seams and hems on the sleeve and waistline is also included as a feature to make this top/dress.
There are some FYI tip pages with suggested accessories that may help if using a regular machine, instead of the serger, to obtain finished edges.
Pair the top with Sofie's 3 Tier Circle Skirt for a complete outfit.
Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight wovens such as cotton, linen, chambray or similar fabrics or similar fabrics
FABRIC 1/3 Yd
● Hook & Loop Tape (7 inches)
● 7-inch skirt zipper (or longer can be shortened) for “Exposed Zipper Look”
REGULAR SPOOL THREAD
● matching or contrast
● Basting Tape (such as Wash Away Wonder Tape found in the quilting section of craft stores such as Jo-Ann Fabric)
● Optional - (sleeve ruffle hem) Narrow Hem Presser Foot (3mm or 1/8 Inch)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 60 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The pattern includes an 8 page summary of instructions so you can save on printer ink. 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!