The Tea Party Dress, by Peppermintsticks is the perfect dress for any special occasion. It features a scoop neckline, puffy princess sleeves, and tiny buttons along a perfectly fitted bodice. The gathered skirt is styled just above the knee. The dress is finished with a zipper back closure and comes with an optional insert for the neckline that can be embellished with lace or trims. The dress uses light to medium weight woven fabrics such as quilting cottons, chambray or broadcloth. The PDF pattern includes directions to make a ribbon choker, the perfect accessory for the dress neckline. Throw a real tea party using our easy party tips and your 18” doll will be the star in her new Tea Party Dress.
Recommended Fabrics: Light-Medium weight Woven Fabrics, Quilting Cottons, Chambray, Broadcloth
Tea Party Dress:
-⅓ Yard fabric-
-Light to medium weight woven fabrics-such as quilting cottons, chambray, and broadcloth
-6-7” Zipper (all purpose polyester) or thin hook and loop tape
-10” of ⅜” wide elastic (2-5” pieces) for sleeves
-4-6 small buttons
-Needle for hand sewing
-Optional neckline insert-use knit or woven fabric remnant and lace or trims
-⅜” ribbon, 5⅝” long
-¼” or ⅛” narrow ribbon, 10” long,
-Optional charms or beads
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 27 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!
After making the dress following the direction exactly, it turned out that the center front line was "off center". I,love the dress generally and will try again. I was contacted by the designer and we discussed the issues. I was happy to hear from her. She was not able to tell me why my dress turned out as it did but I told her of the differences I found between the left and right bodice fronts. I don't think I have a clear resolution but Imwill give the pattern another try, adjusting as I see fit. The designed was very kind to issue a refund on the pattern and has offered additional compensation for the fabric used. Overall I am satisfied with the experience.
So ladylike. Prim and proper dress. A joy to make and the lace insert IS the perfect touch.
This dress was so easy to make. It is absolutely adorable. Just a little bit fancier than some others. I made it in red velvet with just a little piece of lace in the bodice and its the perfect little Christmas dress.
Out of all the patterns I have purchased, this has to be my absolute favorite! My kids are begging for dresses made in this style! The buttons give it a simple elegance and I love the buttoned up look. It is so pretty!