Your 18" doll will be looking very smart in this adorable dress whether attending the "Nutcracker" or "Christmas Day Festivities". The pleated skirt dress in this PDF pattern has a fitted top bodice with princess seams and an invisible zipper. Collar, cuffs and sash are a coordinating or contrasting fabric. Embellishments add that extra special touch.
Recommended Fabrics: synthetic velvet or polyester
-1/3 yd polyester anti-static lining or light weight satin for collar, cuffs and sash.
-1/4 yd synthetic velvet or polyester fashion fabric for the bodice, skirt and sleeves
-1 - 5 inch invisible zipper
-Invisible zipper foot
-Embellishments for sash (buckle 3/4" x 3/4" or button)
-Removable marking pen
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 38 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 pattern was easy to follow. I even lined the entire dress so there were no exposed seams. This took a bit of thinking but worked out really well. I used linen for the main fabric and I hand sew so I don't serge or zig zag. Lots of fun details that were well explained and really simple but effective. Fits the doll wonderfully and my almost 5 year old recipient with an older hand me down Bitty Baby had no trouble putting it on her doll. Zippers are really a wonderful invention and so much easier to hand sew than hook and loop tape. I will certainly make this dress again. Thanks to the designer for the pleat guide. I can never get these right but had no problem with the help of this pattern!
Very easy to follow and had fun making it. I am so make one for my grand This was my first attempt to do something like this and the pattern was so easy to follow . Afterwards I made du This was my first time to attempt to do something like this ,it was so easy to follow the pattern. Them a made the same dresses for a 2yr and 6yr