It’s a fact: whether your 18” doll is one of the privileged few to own a yacht, or whether she just aspires to attend parties on board one someday, she’ll need the right dress - one with all the class and snappiness of the yacht itself, and preferably one with a distinctly nautical flair. We at Melody Valerie Couture think our new Yacht Club dress will fit the bill perfectly.
This dress features flat-felled seams (a traditional technique used in fine shirtmaking), which provides a clean interior finish without requiring a lining. Add snappy, streamlined styling and six stylish buttons to close down the front, and you have a light, sturdy, and unencumbered dress -- perfect for an afternoon on the yacht!
This dress PDF pattern will work well in cotton seersucker, lightweight sateen, or cotton lawn; or, for a fun Americana look, try a lightweight, non-stretch denim-look fabric.
-1/3 yard main fabric (scraps of fabric for contrast if desired)
-6 - 1/4” wide buttons
-6 small (size 4/0) snaps
-15” ribbon to enclose waist seam
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 19 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.
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While this might not be the project for new seamstresses, for those with experience, it's a lot of fun to put together. I enjoyed the dressmaking details, such as the felled seams and the contrasting front trim. Though the skills for this might be a little beyond "beginner," the well written and illustrated instructions will make it easy for those who want to try something with a bit of designer "chic." Nicely done!
This is a great pattern!
Have just finished the first dress made from this pattern. The instructions were well clear and well written. The finished seams gives this princess style a crisp finish. I made the first dress in a stone washed light denim, similar to the picture. I am now working on several other dresses in the same style using a variety of stripes, plain and print fabrics and mixing up the trims and plackets and collar for different looks. I will use this again for its versatility.
Had fun making it. Lovely fit, great little details, clean finish. Looks great.