Introducing the Lucy Dress, a doll pattern that’s all about classic style with a modern twist! Get ready to dive into a world of playful fashion for your favorite dolls. This pattern, created by the talented Genine Allan of Genniewren Designs, is a true gem.
Let’s start with the bodice, shall we? It’s fitted and lined, giving your doll that extra touch of elegance. And those puffed sleeves? Oh, they’re simply adorable! They add a whimsical flair to the overall look. But wait, there’s more! The four-gored flared full skirt takes this dress to a whole new level. It’s perfect for twirling and dancing around at parties, making it an ideal choice for special occasions like Christmas.
Now, let’s talk options. This pattern offers you three delightful styles to choose from. You’ve got View A with a smocked insert (don’t worry, a smocking plate is included, but you can use your own design if you’re feeling fancy). If smocking isn’t your thing, go for View B with an unsmocked contrast insert. And if you’re in the mood for simplicity, View C offers a plain front with plenty of space for machine or hand embroidery. I used a wider smocked insert than the pattern included, but that is one of the many wonderful things about this pattern. Let your creativity run wild!
The best part? The four-gored flared skirt is designed to keep things light and breezy around the waistline. No bulky gathers here! And if you decide to jazz things up with trims like rick rack, the contrast insert will be the perfect canvas. You can finish the skirt with a narrow hem or a bias bound edge, depending on your preference.
Now, let’s talk collars. This pattern gives you two fabulous options: a straight-edged collar or a charming Peter Pan collar. But hey, if collars aren’t your cup of tea, you can always go for a lace neckline instead. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are endless!
When it comes to closures, the Lucy Dress lets you pick your favorite. You can go with the trusty hook and loop tape, three buttons, or three snaps. Whichever option you choose, rest assured that your doll will be dressed to impress.
So, grab this delightful PDF sewing pattern and get ready to embark on a journey of creativity. Mix and match the options that tickle your fancy, and let your imagination soar. Your doll will be rocking a one-of-a-kind creation that’s as unique as can be.
Oh, and did we mention? This pattern is specially designed to fit 18″ soft-bodied dolls like American Girl®. Our Generation and other similar sized dolls. It’s time to bring your doll’s wardrobe to life!
When it comes to fabric choices, the world is your playground. Opt for woven fabrics like cotton poplin, broadcloth, lawn, or quilting cottons. But don’t stop there! This pattern also welcomes woven velvet, velveteen, corduroy, or lightweight woolen fabrics, as long as you line them with a suitable lining fabric.
So, let your inner fashion designer shine and get ready to create doll dresses that will make heads turn. The Lucy Dress pattern is your ticket to endless fun and countless stylish adventures. Get sewing and let the magic unfold!