Three party frock patterns bundled together! This versatile dress pattern is perfect for all eras. Three neckline/collar variations, 2 skirts, and three sleeves make the possible variations endless.
All views have a drop-waist and a slightly “bloused” bodice, inset with a waistband/sash. View A has dainty pin-tucking, long sleeves and a ruffle at the neck. The fullness is gathered into a waistband/sash with a fabric bow at the hip. Two options are included for front embellishment. View B has an embroidered lace-edge round collar, short puff sleeves gathered with elastic, and a double ruffled skirt. View C has a traditional sailor collar embellished with lace and anchored with a ribbon. It has puff sleeves gathered into a band and a skirt edged with lace.
The pattern pieces are drawn with a CAD program, and include highly detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures to guide you through the sewing process. This pattern is sized to fit dolls with a chest size of 11-12″. Many variations in body size can be accommodated with minor modifications or simply by adjusting the closure placement.
The instructions are designed to be printed as a booklet, or they can be printed full size and placed in a notebook. Both versions print on 8-1/2″ x11″ paper. You must have Adobe Reader to download the file, which is available for free at http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html
The basic pattern itself is not difficult, but some sewing experience is helpful. I have rated the pattern “Easy Intermediate”. The directions are clear and fully illustrated every step of the way.
This listing is for a PDF version of the pattern available for instant download. If you use the pattern to make garments to sell, please recognize it as mine, and make one of the tags “Crabapples”. I have lots of people asking for garments made from my patterns, and that way they will be able to find you.
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®.