Yes, it’s finally here, my 50’s inspired Vintage Dress doll clothes pattern for 18 inch and American Girl dolls!
Now I wasn’t around in the 50’s, but I have always loved the soft, feminine and stylish elegance of the fashion of this time. Needless to say, I had so much fun designing this 50’s Vintage Dress and making all the variations.
The best part about this pattern is that there are soooo many variations and they all look absolutely gorgeous! Firstly, you can make a sweet dress with puff sleeves, use shiny satin, overlay lace or fancy tulle on the bodice and add some sparkly ribbon for a beautiful party dress that any birthday girl would be honoured to wear.
Make the long version with or without sleeves and add a trim around the waist for a stunning evening gown. Oh, and you could use velvet, fancy tulle overlay or sparkly fabric for the skirt to make a very regal statement!
For the classic 50’s look, make the dress without sleeves and add a sweet Peter Pan collar. I’ve added a white belt and some pearl buttons to make this dress really ‘pop’.
Now for cuteness overload make the dress with both the puff sleeves and the Peter Pan collar! Add some lace, buttons or ribbon, or all three for a totally cute dress. Use contrasting fabric for the bodice and the skirt and add a ribbon or belt around the waist for another totally different look. OMG the variations just keep coming!
This pattern is a joy to sew for the beginner to intermediate sewer – you will be sewing around curves, hemming a circle skirt and working with elastic for the sleeves but Rosie will show you every step of the way. Yes, as with all my patterns, this pattern comes with LIFETIME access to my step-by-step video instructions which make it even more fun to sew.
The pattern will also fit the 20 inch (50cm) Australian Girl doll ® and the 17 inch (43cm) Baby Born doll ®, although you may like to shorten the hem an inch (2.5cm).
And for my Cabbage Patch ® customers, this pattern will be available soon so stay tuned.