School Girl Dress to fit A Girl for All Time PDF Pattern Instant Download


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Two fresh looks for your Girl for All Time, or other slim 16” dolls. One for regular school days and one for picture day! Shoe pattern is available separately.

View A - Perfect for picture day at school, this dress has a sweet pin-tuck yoke with a peter pan collar. The puff sleeves are gathered onto a sleeve band edged with lace. The full skirt has two tiers.

View B - This dress can be made in many variations, for wearing any day of the week. It has a “bib” edged with trim, accented with a peter pan collar. The puff sleeves are gathered with elastic and the skirt is edged with a contrasting band.

I’ve provided instructions for two construction options in this PDF pattern - one to make your dresses “Fast and Easy” and the other to make it “Heirloom” quality. Both go together easily, and will look exactly the same on the outside. The difference is on the INSIDE. If you want to create a dress for play dolls, use the “Fast and Easy” instructions. If you want to create a dress that collectors will treasure, use the “Heirloom” instructions.

The Heirloom Construction features a lined bodice finished with lace. The bodice lining is hand-stitched to the sleeve seam, and the back is finished with buttonholes or snaps.

The Fast and Easy Construction dress goes together much more quickly. The bodice is lined, but the finished seams are exposed. The back closes with Velcro.

Recommended Fabrics: Light weight cotton

Supplies Needed:
Dress View A:
-1/2 yard main fabric (for upper skirt, bodice and sleeves)
-1/4 yard contrast fabric (collar, cuffs, skirt band)
-1/4 yard white fabric for bib and collar

OR (View A Variation)
-3/4 yard main fabric (bodice, sleeves, cuff and
-both tiers made of the same fabric)
-1/4 yard white fabric for bib and collar

Dress View B:
-1/4 yard woven fabric (skirt and bib)
-1/2 yard contrasting fabric (bodice, collar, skirt band and sleeves)

OR (View B Variation)
-1/8 yard woven fabric (skirt band and bib)
-1/2 yard contrasting fabric (bodice, skirt, and sleeves)
-white fabric scrap (collar)

-2 yards lace or trim (Both Views)
-3-4 decorative buttons (Both Views)
-1/8 yard fusible interfacing (I recommend a woven)
-Thread, Velcro, snaps or buttons for closures

Skill Level: Easy Intermediate

Average review
Nice pattern very well described.
Jan 7, 2017 by Martine Moeykens
Very pretty pattern. Can't wait to make up.
Dec 12, 2016 by Suzanne Blakeslee
Dec 10, 2016 by Kelly Pederson

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