Inspired by gowns worn during the Edwardian period, this gown is a perfect choice for a “fancy” gown that can be dressed up or down for your American Girl® doll. 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.
Instructions for making the hat can be found in the pattern “Heirloom Hat”, and instructions for the purse and gloves can be found in the pattern “Dress It Up”. Finish the look with “Parasol” for a complete ensemble. Purchase all patterns at once in the “Edwardian Fancy Bundle” and save.
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, silk or satin
-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
Skill Level: Intermediate
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®.