This beautiful 1950’s inspired Summer Dress with plenty of detail is a must for your favorite 18” doll’s wardrobe.
The fitted Bodice has piped Center Front and Back Panels. The straight neck edge is trimmed with ribbon and lace and is finished with a central bow. Three buttons are stitched on either side down the front panel to add visual interest. The Bodice is lined and closes in the back with Hook and Loop Tape. The Shoulder Straps are attached separately and have a separate lining to finish off raw bodice edges. The 6 Belt Loops, which are situated on the hip, are attached at the sides and on either side of the piped panels. A soft fabric belt with attached buckle is threaded through the loops, echoing the Shoulder Straps. Each layer of the full gathered triple-layered Skirt is edged with lace. This relatively easy PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18-inch soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Seersucker, Quilter's Cotton
Fabric Used – Quilter’s Cotton and Seersucker were used for the Dresses. Soft Lightweight Cotton was used for the Lining.
Armbands, Belt & Skirt 2nd Layer : Quilters’ Cotton or Fabric of Choice – 31” x 8”
Bodice, Belt Loops, 1st & 3rd Skirt Layers : Quilters’ Cotton or Fabric of Choice – 31” x 14”
Bodice Lining : Soft Lightweight Cotton – 16” x 6”
Narrow Piping for Front & Back Bodice – DIY or Purchased : 25”
Lace for Skirt Hems : 95” x ¾” wide
Lace for Bodice : 4 ½” x ¾” wide
Ribbon for Bodice : 4 ½” x ¾” wide
Eyelet Lace Trim Option : 5” x ¾” wide
Ribbon for Eyelet Lace Trim Option : ¼” wide x 15”
Buttons for Front Panel : 6 x ¼” wide
Hook & Loop Tape : 4 ½” x 3/8” wide
Decorative Buckle for Belt : to fit ½” wide Belt
Plastic or Card for Templates : 12” Square
Matching Thread, Marking Pen, Point Turner, Hemostatic Clamp, Clear Tape, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, general sewing supplies.
A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/12’, a ‘Universal 40/80 Twin Needle’, a Walking Foot, a General Purpose Foot, a Piping or Zipper Foot and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 43 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!