Sunday Best is a vintage-inspired dress designed to fit A Girl for All Time® Dolls. The dress features a 1950’s style bodice trim that looks charming on dolls from any era. View A and View C have a scalloped edge trim and View B is made from gathered lace. Views A and B have bias tape trim, and directions are given for making your own bias trim or using packaged bias tape. View B is made from an eyelet fabric that has a finished lace edge. The dresses can be embellished with buttons, bows, or purchased appliqué. The full skirt is gathered at the waist, and can be trimmed with a contrasting bias or the scallop trim. Dressmaker “secrets” are included for easy methods to make the scallop trim and buttonholes. The dress fastens down the back with either buttons or Velcro®. Depending on your fabric choices the dress can be dainty and feminine or bold and fun – either look is perfect for your doll when she wants to dress in her “Sunday Best.” The pattern to make matching shoes is available separately.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight to medium weight cotton
View A and C:
-1/2 yard cotton fabric (main dress)
-1/4 yard contrast fabric (scallop trim)
-1 package single fold bias tape (View A)
-1-1/2 yards decorative trim (View C)
-1 yard cotton eyelet fabric with finished lace edge (main dress)
-1/8 yard contrast fabric (trim)
-purchased appliqué (optional)
-1/2 yard flat lace trim, 1-1/2” wide
-9” of 3/8” wide Ultra Thin Velcro® OR
-Six 3/8” buttons
-Interfacing (optional) small scrap
Please Note: This is a sewing pattern to make doll clothes, not a finished piece of doll clothing. 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.
Perhaps you would like these other patterns to finish your dolls’ outfit: