Sunday Best is a vintage-inspired dress designed to fit A Girl for All Time® Dolls. The dress features a 1950’s style bodice trim that looks charming on dolls from any era. View A and View C have a scalloped edge trim and View B is made from gathered lace. Views A and B have bias tape trim, and directions are given for making your own bias trim or using packaged bias tape. View B is made from an eyelet fabric that has a finished lace edge. The dresses can be embellished with buttons, bows, or purchased appliqué. The full skirt is gathered at the waist, and can be trimmed with a contrasting bias or the scallop trim. Dressmaker “secrets” are included for easy methods to make the scallop trim and buttonholes. The dress fastens down the back with either buttons or hook and loop tape Depending on your fabric choices the dress can be dainty and feminine or bold and fun - either look is perfect for your doll when she wants to dress in her “Sunday Best.” The pattern to make matching shoes is available separately.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight to medium weight cotton
View A and C:
-1/2 yard cotton fabric (main dress)
-1/4 yard contrast fabric (scallop trim)
-1 package single fold bias tape (View A)
-1-1/2 yards decorative trim (View C)
-1 yard cotton eyelet fabric with finished lace edge (main dress)
-1/8 yard contrast fabric (trim)
-purchased appliqué (optional)
-1/2 yard flat lace trim, 1-1/2” wide
-9” of 3/8” wide Ultra Thin hook and loop tape OR
-Six 3/8” buttons
-Interfacing (optional) small scrap
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 33 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 dress is so unique and cute. It is based off a 50's dress as shown on the cover. The dress is fairly straightforward to sew and the instructions are excellent. There are a couple different options given so you can try out different looks. The fit of the dress is excellent and my Sam doll looks great in the dress I made.
This dress is very pretty and fairly simple to make. The fullness of the skirt and the band around the hem make it appear to have a crinoline underneath, which is pretty neat. The bodice is lined, and it wouldn't be difficult to line the skirt or create a slip if needed. this is a great pattern to have.