“Dress it Up” is everything your doll needs to complete her outfit for almost any era. Whether your doll needs short white gloves for Sunday school, or elegant long gloves for a ball at Downton Abbey, she will be properly attired. Also included in the PDF sewing pattern is a a fringe trimmed purse, and calling cards to slip inside it when your doll goes on social visits.
The gloves are made from a stretchy knit. Made to fit the hands of the American Girl ®, they have fingers, and are embellished with lace trim and a tiny bow. They can be made long and elegant, or short and sweet.
The purse is made from a coordinating fabric, trimmed with lace, and cinched with ribbon. It is just big enough to insert your calling cards, which can be personalized with your doll’s name.
Instructions for making the gown can be found in the pattern called “Edwardian Fancy” and instructions for the 1950’s dress can be found in the pattern “Fifties Favorite”. This pattern can also be purchased as a bundle with the Edwardian Fancy and Heirloom Hat patterns. If you would like to make the Heirloom Hat it is available here.
Recommended Fabrics: Thin stretchy knit fabric for the gloves and cotton or silk for the purse
-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
Skill Level: Easy
Please Note: You may make items to sell from the pattern, but please recognize Crabapples as the designer. If you do not sew, but would like to custom order a garment or hat to be made in your fabric or mine, contact me for a price quote and a custom listing.