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Dress Pattern for 6 to 8 Inch Dolls
Here are the pattern pieces for the dress for 6 to 8 inch dolls. It should fit Vogue Ginny Dolls, American Girl Mini dolls and any other dolls of similar body type.
This dress is slightly more involved to make than my usual designs. The skirt has two layers, one of fabric and one of very fine tulle, or netting. This gives the skirt a little body and stiffness. Thee is also more lace trim than i usually put on my dresses, but this is such a tiny, sweet little dress that I wanted it to be a real "confection".
This pattern is my original design and may not be used commercially.
To make this dress you'll want to choose fabric that has a very small pattern, since the dress is so small. Small calico prints are ideal.
To see a photo of the dress Look Here.
1/4 yard of fabric is probably enough to make four of these dresses
a 2.75 inch by 17.5 inch rectangle of fine weight tulle
Approximately 1 yard of pre-gathered, single edge lace trim, about 1/2 inch wide
For the skirt, cut a rectangle, from your fabric, that is 2.75 inches by 17.5 inches. Cut a second rectangle of the same size from the fine tulle.
All pattern pieces include 1/8 inch seam allowances. Pattern pieces are shown on an 1/2 inch grid.
To copy the pattern by hand you can create a 1/2 inch grid by measuring every half inch and making a pencil dot all the way down and across, on all four sides of a piece of 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. Then use your ruler or straight edge to connect the dots with your pencil. Then draw the pattern lines into each square of your grid, exactly as they are shown in my design.
The most popular dress on the Doll Making Site, The Spring Dress for 18 Inch Dolls, is included as well as 5 other outfits, underwear, and accessories such as jewelry, a bag, a knitted hat and scarf, and the new scrub suit. There are also patterns for slender Magic Attic type dolls as well as full-bodied American Girl dolls and an antique Saucy Walker doll from the 1950's.
If you love 18 inch dolls, and want a collection of patterns for a wardrobe, all in one handy Ebook, this is for you! All these patterns are available on the Doll Making site, but I have brought them all together in one book for ease of finding and using them. Make Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls.
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