A detailed sewing pattern with photos at every stage to make a lovely summer dress and a sweet summer cardigan knitting pattern for a favourite doll – instructions for the dress with a pleated skirt and a gathered skirt are included – the gathered skirt option is a little easier and uses less fabric, intermediate sewing skills are needed for the dress, basic knitting skills for the cardigan.
The dress and cardigan have been designed for 18” Our Generation and American Girl Dolls. The dress is sleeveless with poppers at the back and looks great made in a good quality cotton with a tiny print for a real vintage feel. I use Tilda quilting cotton fabric as it handles well, has lovely colourways, doll sized prints and is great quality.
The cardigan is knitted in one piece, top down and looks great made in 100% cotton double knitting wool in pastel shades.Whilst any good quality double knitting wool if fine, for a summer look I suggest using 100% cotton double knitting wool. I use Debbie Bliss Eco Baby as it knits up well, comes in a range of lovely colours which nicely complement the Tilda fabric I use and it washes well. A labour of love always deserves the best !
I have made these for my granddaughters, with a loving wish in every stitch
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