Although not historically accurate, your 18-inch doll will look beautiful in this period-style dress and pinafore, together with pretty bloomers and fabulous bonnet.
The high waisted Dress and Pinafore each have a fully lined bodice, full gathered skirts with pretty gathered ruffles. The Dress has medium length gathered sleeves and the neck edge is finished with a fabulous double ruffle. The Pinafore sports decorative Cluny Lace trimmed with ribbon and either beaded flowers or ribbon bows. Both the Dress and Pinafore have dangly ribbons at Center Front. The Dress closes at Center Back with Hook and Loop Tape, while the Pinafore closes with hooks and eyes at Center Front.
The Bonnet is fully lined, has ribbon ties and a ruffle on the inner brim to frame the face. The bonnet is decorated with silk flowers and satin ribbon; ribbon roses or as desired. The Bloomers have elastic at the waist and below the knee and lace and ribbon trim at leg side. This relatively easy pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton for the Dress, Pinafore and Bloomers; medium weight Chambray for Bonnet; Organza and Satin Ribbon, Nylon, Eyelet and Cluny Lace for trims.
Fabric Used: I used Quilters’ Cotton for the Dress, Pinafore and Bloomers. The Bonnet was made from medium weight Chambray. Organza and Satin Ribbon; Nylon, Eyelet and Cluny Lace; Beads and Silk Flowers were used for trimming.
Clear Tape; Matching Thread; Erasable Marking Pen; Teflon™ Sheet; Doll-sized Pressing Tools; 2 small Safety Pins; Point Turner; Scissors type Tweezers or Hemostatic Forceps; Pinking Shears; 1” and ¾” wide Forks for Bows; general sewing supplies.
A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/12’, a Walking Foot, a General Purpose Foot and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 88 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!
Very well written pattern with good, clear photographs. A joy to make!
The whole outfit, from bloomers to bonnet went together very easily. lovely photos and easy instructions. Very happy with the outcome.