Create a traditional German style Dirndl set with this beautifully designed Keepers Dolly Duds doll clothes pattern. This three piece outfit includes a dress with short puffed sleeves, a stand-up collar, and a faux underbodice and laced vest that fastens in the back with three buttons. The skirting features three pintucks and a lace-edged hem. A delicate apron with a curved hemline gives it an elegant grace and the be-ribboned headband adds to its folksy charm.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: Bodice Overlay, Skirt, and Headband in lightweight woven fabric such as cotton or cotton blends, wool, or linen. Not suitable for knits. Underbodice and Apron in lightweight cotton batiste, voile, lawn, or linen.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 30 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn 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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All went well with the pattern pieces, it was easy to follow d
The extensive detail of this pattern makes up a very cleanly finished dress. The instructions are clear. The dress takes a long time, but the pattern was flexible enough to allow my own shortcuts. I could not make the metal eyelets on test fabrics so finally just did hand buttonhole stitches on the dress. I'm very proud of the finished dress and wish I could include a photo.
I purchased this pattern on Etsy when it was available and am thrilled to see it on the Pixie Faire Platform too. This spring dirndl pattern is one of my favorites. The instructions are easy to follow and well explained, and the pieces are well drafted. I made it for the older Kirsten doll, and the fit is perfect. The little details, like the lines on the apron and the trim on the headpiece really make it shine. I have really enjoyed making this dress.