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Fancy Dress for 11 to 12 Inch Dolls

This dress is intended as a real confection! I made this for the shear joy of making something fancy and pretty. The basic pattern is the same one I used for this dress. So if you made the first dress for fashion dolls then this one will be easy and you can use your creativity and imagination to come up with a confection of your own.

The only change needed in the pattern is to make the fabric rectangle for the skirt a little wider. The rectangle of fabric that I cut for this dress is 17 1/4 inches wide by 7 1/4 inches long. You may have to adjust the width, which becomes the length of your skirt, depending on the exact size of the doll you are sewing for.

I also added a few little touches to make this dress extra special. Even though I used hook and loop closures for the back, I also added 3 tiny pink buttons, as you can see in the close-up of the back of the dress. They are merely decorative but I think it is a nice touch to a fancy dress.

There are also 2 rows of pre-gathered, pink lace around the bottom of the skirt to add some extra glamor. The lace at the sleeves and neck is also an added touch and the ribbon at the waist is just tied on in a sweet little bow.

I think you really can't overdo the pretty little touches that you add to a dress like this one, so use your imagination, raid your scrap basket and have some fun.

For the pattern pieces Look Here.

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