This PDF sewing bundle includes FOUR patterns “Edwardian Fancy”, “Heirloom Hat” and “Dress it Up” AND the “Parasol” patterns- everything you need to complete a stunning Edwardian inspired ensemble. Purchased separately, $18.96.
“Edwardian Fancy” is a perfect choice for a “fancy” gown that can be dressed up or down. Depending on your fabric and embellishment choices it can be appropriate for an afternoon stroll at Downton Abbey, or an elegant gown for evening festivities on the Titanic.
It has a 3/4 length sleeve, edged with eyelet or lace. The high waist is accented with a two-tier ruffled peplum edged with lace, and a matching waistband encircles the bodice. The skirt is narrow and fitted, typical for the period. It has an inset front panel, edged with lace and embellished with optional seed pearls. The bodice has an inset lace panel for just the right touch of elegance. This dress can be made of cotton for a simple look for day, or silk for an elegant evening ensemble.
The “Heirloom Hat” is surprisingly easy to make, with complete instructions to transform an ordinary 9″ straw hat into this elaborate creation. Video instructions are also included. The brim of the hat is covered with a fabric that gently tucks around the edge, and the inside of the hat is completely lined. The crown of the hat is edged with a pleated ruffle made from coordinating fabric. Silk flowers, tulle, ribbon, and an ostrich feather complete the elegant look.
Also included is the “Parasol” pattern with instructions to make the parasol kit.
The finishing touches come with the pattern “Dress it Up”. Included in the pattern are long & short gloves and an elegant fringe-trimmed purse, complete with calling cards to slip inside it when your doll goes on social visits. Also included is the parasol pattern.
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, silk or satin, straw hat, knit fabric for gloves
5/8 yard cotton, silk, or satin fabric
3 yards 1-1/4” wide flat lace for gown
Beads for embellishment (optional)
Velcro, snaps or buttons for closures
9” purchased straw hat with 4” diameter
crown (or smaller size for smaller doll)
1/2 yard woven cotton or satin fabric
3/8 yard coordinating fabric
9” x 9” heavy interfacing (optional)
1/4 yard netting
Artificial flowers, feather and ribbon.
Scrap of Knit Fabric, two rectangles 3”x5-1/2” (short gloves)
Scrap of Knit Fabric, two rectangles 4-1/2”x5-1/2” (long gloves)
12” of 1/8”or 1/4” wide ribbon for embellishment
22” of 1/2” flat lace
Scrap of tissue paper
Scrap of freezer paper
Scrap of Fabric, 5”x10””
Lace scraps for embellishment
Beads for embellishment
36” length of 1/4” or 1/8” wide ribbon
4” length of 2” wide fringe
Card stock to print out calling card
12”X12” lace fabric, or cotton, silk, or satin fabric
• Glue (I recommend E6000 epoxy)
• 2 yards 1” wide flat lace OR 1 yard 1” wide gathered lace
• Single fold bias tape (optional)
• Parasol Frame (available here) https://www.etsy.com/listing/253243688/fully-functional-18-inch-doll-parasol?ref=shop_home_feat_3
This pattern will fit the AMERICAN GIRL® dolls as well as other 18″ dolls of similar size. I am not affiliated with AMERICAN GIRL® or Mattel®.