This easy, breezy summer dress will carry your doll from the first signs of spring all the way through the hot, lazy days of summer. The Sunshine Dress is an easy to sew dress for your WellieWishers™ doll. Choose the easiest one piece front, a contrasting panel or princess seams with an accent bow or belt for a more fitted look. With a fully open velcro closure in back, it's easy on and off for little hands to dress their own dolls. This pattern is also a perfect starter pattern for girls that want to learn to sew for their dolls, or for more experienced seamstresses to make a basic doll wardrobe with lots of options.
This classic but simple dress is very easily made from a quarter yard of fabric (quilter's fat quarters work great!) in a woven cotton or other lightweight fabric. Mix and match your fabrics and trims for unlimited design options from one basic pattern.
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This pattern was specifically designed and tested on an WellieWishers™ doll made by American Girl®. My doll's waist measures approximately 6 inches. Please measure and test the fit on your own doll as there are many different dolls on the market and it may not fit the same on all of them. This Sunshine Dress pattern will fit on Hearts for Hearts dolls as well with minor adjustments to the back Velcro placement.
Recommended Fabrics: quilter's cotton, lightweight cotton, eyelet, seersucker etc.
-1/4 yard of cotton, or other lightweight fabric
-Optional trim, lace, ricrac, buckles, buttons, bows, etc.
-4-5 inches of velcro
Skill Level: Easy
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This pattern by OhSewKat is one of the basics you need for your WellieWishers dolls. It's fun to use those fat quarters that you've been collecting, especially the coordinating ones. Use big prints, use small prints, use solids - it all will look fabulous. My GD loves to choose her own fabric combinations for this dress - she loves to add lace anywhere she can - no matter what creative (crazy) combination she comes up with, it looks fun and cute. One of our favorite patterns so far for the WW.