Your 18-inch doll will look adorable in this gorgeous Vintage style dress and charming crochet Breton Hat from Little Miss Muffett.
Although not historically correct, the dress design is based on various examples of Children’s Clothing from the mid to late 1800’s.
The Dress has a lined Bodice which features a Ruffle edged Bib with 8 centralized corded Pintucks, 3 pretty centralized buttons and a bow at Center Front to finish. Medium length Puff Sleeves have elastic gathers at the elbow, lace trim and side bows to finish. Sash ties are attached at the Bodice sides and tie at Center Back. The full, gathered Skirt has a pretty coordinating Ruffle and is finished with lace trim. The dress closes at Center Back with Hook & Loop tape.
The slim cut, Ankle length Pantaloons have an Elastic Waist, lace trim on the hems and pretty side bows to finish.
The dress is slightly shorter than the pantaloons which allow them to peek out from underneath the dress hem.
The Breton Hat uses fingering weight Cotton Yarn and is done in the Amigurumi-style of crochet which uses basic stitches. This very easy pattern is made all-in-one and is great project for the beginner crocheter.
These patterns are designed to fit 18-inch soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics & Yarn: Quilters' Cotton for Dress & Pantaloons; Lightweight Cotton for Bodice Lining; Cotton Fingering Yarn for the Hat
BRETON BEAUTY HAT
Yarn Requirements for Hat:
UK, AUS, SA
Matching Thread, Erasable Marking Pen, Pressing Tools, Clear Tape, Teflon™ Sheet, Loop Turner, general sewing supplies.
Universal 2.0/80 Twin Needle; Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10; a 7-groove Pintuck Foot or equivalent (Bernina® # 32); General Purpose Foot and a ¼” Foot are used throughout the sewing process.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 55 page sewing pattern and one 20 page crochet 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!
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