Fifties Favorite is a vintage inspired dress for your favorite 18” doll such as the American Girl®. What makes this dress special is the bodice treatment. The curved yoke extends into the sleeves, giving it a distinctive 1950’s feel. It can be embellished with hand or machine embroidery, or left plain. The yoke is shown trimmed with lace, but can also be embellished with rick rack or piping. A special easy technique is introduced to get those corners on the bodice sewn perfectly every time. A fun addition to the dress are the fancy patch pockets. They feature a lace-trimmed flap and can be embellished with embroidery. Instructions for the gloves are available in the pattern “Dress It Up.”
Depending on the fabric and trim choices, this versatile dress can be for special occasions or every day. Dress it up or dress it down; either way it is sure to become a favorite.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18″ dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton or other lightweight fabrics
-3/8 yard cotton fabric (main dress)
-7” x 18” scrap contrast fabric (yoke and pocket flap)
-1/2 yard of 1/2” wide lace
-10” of 3/8” wide Velcro OR
-Six 3/8” buttons
-Scrap of fusible interfacing, 1”x 22”
-12” Single fold bias tape
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 25 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
Please Note: You may make garments 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®.