The Marlene Dress© is the fifth pattern in a series of seven in the Tribute Collection. The dress design features a boat neck bodice with a natural waistline: the dress may be made with or without the sleeves as well as the heart shaped collar and is closed with a button-up back. Snaps or hook and loop tape with mock buttons may be used as an alternative to buttonholes for easy dressing and undressing. The dress features a straight hemline that you may choose to embellish with embroidery as a feature design element. The dress is available in three different skirt lengths: short, knee and tea. The dress is designed to fit 18” dolls such as American Girl Doll®. Also included in the pattern is a free Diamond & Bow hand shadow work embroidery template. The dress requires some hand finishing to achieve a couture finish.
Genine Allan of Genniewren Designs has recreated the Diamond & Bow and Bow only shadow work for machine embroidery. She is offering the embroidery file as a free download with the PDF pattern file. The machine embroidery is spectacular and looks just as good as hand embroidered shadow work, and it's a lot quicker too. This is a splendid way to add an heirloom embellishment to your doll or child’s garments. While you’re adding the shadow work file to your cart check out her other fantastic embroidery designs.
Complete the outfit with the Marlene Slippers, also from Sharp Dressed Dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: 100% cotton (light- to medium-weight) quilting fabric; sheer or fine fabrics such as batiste or handkerchief linen.Supplies Needed:
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 36 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file and a set of machine embroidery files, so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. It comes with a 3 page summary of instructions to help save on printer ink. 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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this pattern is EASY to sew, easy to understand the instructions and has so many design options. I WILL be using it again. I really like the fit on my girls
This dress was a pleasure to make. I made view D and added the puffed sleeves. The pattern is well written and easy to follow. The dress fit my American Girl doll with no needed adjustments. I used the shadow work machine embroidery file provided by Genniewren Designs and it came out perfectly following the directions provided.