A pattern to make an early 1870's Ladies' Elegant Dinner Dress Ensemble for 12" French Fashion Dolls
Skirt, Overskirt and Bodice
Here is a wonderful pattern for making a most elegant dinner dress ensemble dating from the very early 1870's. The gored skirt has a slight train, and a ruffle of knife edged pleats headed by a band of narrow velvet ribbon.
The overskirt is a confection! It has a center panel, two gores each side, and the back panel. It is curved, gathered and pleated into a marvelously feminine frou frou to top the skirt. It is trimmed in fringe and velvet ribbon.
Then the bodice is finely cut to hug milady's trim shape. The back has a flirty peplum, and the front is cut away to reveal an inset. Elegant bell shapes sleeves. Cut out neckline allows a favorite piece of jewelry to be beautifully displayed.
This pattern will enable you to make a simply beautiful costume for your doll!
The pattern cover has several views in full color... the instructions are clear and concise, to guide you every step of the way. It comes packaged in a heavy clear plastic sleeve which can be inserted into a binder. My email address is given with the pattern, so if you have any questions, feel free to contact me for assistance.
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This pattern was made to fit a well proportioned French Fashion type doll, from 11.5" to 12" tall. It is shown on a doll with the Seeley lady body, but should be able to be worn by other 12" FF with minor adjustments.
You are buying on the pattern only... the doll and accessories shown in the photos are not included. Doll clothing made by, and the pattern designed and published by Dede Kern.