Inspired by gowns worn during the Edwardian period, this gown is a perfect choice for an afternoon stroll on the decks of the Titanic, or wandering the gardens of Downton Abbey. Videos with special instructions on how to complete perfect pleats and tucks are also included to easily achieve the vintage look.
View A: The slim silhouette of the under-dress is set off by the peplum attached “jacket”. It is all one piece, but has the look of an overcoat, with contrasting cuffs, collar, and waistband.
View B: This elegant version looks best with a brocade or textured fabric for the “jacket”. The peplum and bodice are accented with decorative trim. The inset skirt and bodice panel showcase a wide pin-tuck, and the skirt is edged with a pleated ruffle.
View C: The peplum in this version is edged with piping and a ruffle. It has a contrast bow and waistband made from the same fabric as the piping. The sleeve is also edged with piping and a ruffle.
This pattern is for the gowns only. To complete the ensemble, the following patterns and supplies are available:
Heirloom Hat pattern is available here.
Straw Hats available here.
Parasol pattern is available here.
Parasol Kit is available here.
“Dress It Up” pattern (Hat, Gloves and Purse) available here.
You will need the following supplies to make this pattern:
Dress View A:
1/4 yard medium weight woven fabric (contrast)
1/2 yard woven stripe fabric ((skirt)
1/2 yard floral fabric (jacket)
Dress View B:
3/4 yard medium weight woven fabric
(skirt and ruffle)
1/2 yard Brocade woven Fabric (jacket)
Dress View C
3/4 yard medium weight woven fabric (dress)
1/2 yard medium weight woven fabric (contrast)
packaged piping (if not making your own)
3 yards trim View B
Thread, Velcro, snaps or buttons for closures
Please Note: You may make dresses to sell from the pattern, but please recognize Crabapples as the designer. If you do not sew, but would like to custom order a dress to be made in your fabric or mine, contact me for a price quote and a custom listing. Pattern is designed to fit the AMERICAN GIRL® dolls as well as other 18″ dolls of similar size. I am not affiliated with AMERICAN GIRL® or Mattel®.