School Girl Dresses for Little Darling and other 13" dolls

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Get two fresh looks for your Little Darling or other 13 inch dolls - one for regular school days and one for picture day!

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.

The PDF pattern includes instructions for two construction options - 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:
1/4 yard main fabric (for upper skirt, bodice,
sleeves)
1/4 yard contrast fabric (collar, cuffs, skirt band)
1/8 yard white fabric (yoke)

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

Notions:
2 yards lace or trim (Both Views)
3-4 decorative buttons (Both Views)
1/8 yard fusible interfacing (I recommend a woven)
12” round elastic (View B)
5 buttons for back closure OR
6” Ultra Thin Velcro
Thread

Skill Level: Easy Intermediate

Please Note: You may make dresses 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 Diana Effner Little Darling dolls as well as other 13" dolls of similar size.

Pattern Guidebook Details: This is a beautifully illustrated doll clothes pattern that you digitally download as a pdf file so you can start sewing your new doll dress immediately. The Adobe pdf viewer is required. You simply print out the pdf and you’re ready to start. The PDF sewing pattern provides the full size pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions. *Before printing, ensure the ‘page scaling’ is set to ‘none’ in the print dialogue box. If it is set to ‘shrink to fit’ the pattern will not be properly sized.



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Just finished my first dress! This pattern fits very well and is perfect for the smaller dolls.
Nov 18, 2017 by nanajan5
Cute pattern for LD dolls, thanks!
Mar 23, 2017 by Sherry
Lovely dress pattern!! I will be making this soon!!
Mar 5, 2017 by Joanzie777
Again......my absolute favorite pattern ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Oct 15, 2016 by Linda Collier
What a great pattern. Even a new sewer should be able to follow these instructions. So pleased and can't wait to make several styles.
Sep 20, 2016 by Denia Crowson

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