This is an easy-to-make halter dress or top that wraps around your doll and ties. With two style options and three lengths, your doll can be dressed for any warm weather occasion. This pattern can be made casual or formal, depending on the fabric chosen. And the wrap-and-tie style ensures a good fit while eliminating the need for zippers, snaps, or hook and loop closures. This versatile pattern is sure to become one of your favorites, as it is a perfect blank canvas for all your design ideas!
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 14-14.5” Dolls such as Hearts For Hearts Girls® and WellieWishers™. It is also available at Pixie Faire for 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. Knits are not suitable .
Option 1 (Simple construction)
Peplum top – Fabric remnant measuring 6 inches by 26 inches
Short Dress – Fabric remnant measuring 7 inches by 26 inches
Long Dress – Fabric remnant measuring 11 inches by 26 inches
Option 2 (Reversible construction)
Peplum top – Fabric remnants measuring 3 inches by 26 inches in each of two coordinating prints and remnant of one solid fabric measuring at least 1 inch by 28 inches
Short Dress – Fabric remnants measuring 5 inches by 26 inches in each of two coordinating prints and remnant of one solid fabric measuring at least 1 inch by 28 inches
Long Dress – Fabric remnants measuring 8½ inches by 26 inches in each of two coordinating prints and remnant of one solid fabric measuring at least 1 inch by 28 inches
FriXion® erasable pen
Bamboo point turner
Scrap of tear-away stabilizer or tissue paper
Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate
What You Get: One 32 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. 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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I just finished two of these in the long reversible option in two different colorways with kittens on one side and a coordinating 30's print on the other. I also opted for the ribbon tie option. Easy and really cute.
I love this pattern! Makes up very quickly and is very versatile. I've already made several and know that I will make many more!
I made the halter top in white for one of my H4H dolls to go with her purple Dolphin shorts. Really cute outfit!
It was very easy to use and fit was.great.Super cute!
I purchased this pattern for both the 14.5" dolls as well as the 18" dolls. I just love the way it goes together. I am going to make a wedding dress, bridesmaid dress and flower girl dress for a craft show I have coming up in December. The only negative thing I could say about it is the fabric ties (on both sizes). I solved that by using ribbon for the straps and ties. No worries!