Fifties Favorite PDF Pattern for popular 18" dolls Instant Download


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Fifties Favorite is a vintage inspired dress for your 18” doll. 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

Supplies Needed:
-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: 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, convo me for a price quote and a custom listing.
Crabapples is not affiliated with American Girl®, or Mattel®

Average review
Nov 17, 2017 by jbeachnau1
Nov 26, 2016 by marygt
Nov 12, 2016 by Cinn52
Aug 30, 2016 by Tamar Ledbetter
Love these patterns, so fashionable.
Jun 21, 2016 by cbivens9

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Because there is a slight variation of how firmly dolls are stuffed, and many of the 18 inch dolls vary slightly in size, I will accept the retun of any item that does not fit the intended doll. All items must be returned within 14 days of the confirmed delivery date, and must not show any wear or abuse. Refunds will be given for the purchase price of the item only, not for the original shipping. The cost to return the item to me is the buyer's responsibility. If you are shipping something back, please let me know that it is on it's way. Digital PDF patterns are not returnable.