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A-Line Dress

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Sewing Pattern Book "Sew the Contemporary Wardrobe for 18-inch Dolls" - $12.99

A-Line Dress

A-line dress sewing pattern for dolls

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The simple A-line styling of this dress (known as a "shift" in the '60s) makes it a classic look today. This modern version has a plain fabric underneath and a sheer fabric on top. Plain or printed sheers, or those with a burned-out design on velvet are very popular today. The dress can be sewn for casual wear by using only one layer of cotton or by choosing a less dressy fabric. Beginners will find the garment easy to sew if the sheer fabric is eliminated.

The A-line dress fits 18-inch vinyl dolls (those with vinyl head, arms and legs and a cloth stuffed body) such as The American Girls Collection® by the Pleasant Company, Götz Dolls® (non-designer) and many others. The A-line dress is actually designed to fit The American Girls Collection® and Götz Dolls® (non-designer) loosely to allow for individual differences in the stuffing of the dolls. It will also fit the following dolls: Dress Me Doll© by The Martha Pullen Company, Faithful Friends Collection®, Liberty Landing®, Girls on the Go®, Savannah of Storybook Heirlooms™, Laura Ashley®, Collector's Lane®, Creative Doll Company®, Springfield Collection®, Sophia's Heritage Collection®, Autumn Harvest™, Our Generation™, Tolly Girl® and miscellaneous composition and porcelain dolls. Since some dolls, such as Liberty Landing®, Autumn Harvest™ and Our Generation™, are a little thinner, you may want to check the size of your doll and adjust the A-line dress slightly for a better fit.

One of the things that is so fun when working with this pattern book is just the fact that none of the sewing patterns uses very much fabric. You can get out all those scraps of materials you have been saving for years, perhaps for quilts that will never get made, and start using the material. Also, I know many sewers who love to scour the fabric stores looking at the bargain little pieces of material that are left-over when all the fabric is sold off a bolt. These pieces of material are often marked down significantly making the doll clothes you sew a true bargain.

Also, the sewing patterns are fun because they use such a variety of materials. You will have an opportunity to work with denim, flannel, fleece, stretchy knit cotton for t-shirts, dressy satins and prom fabrics and more. If you are teaching children to sew, you can spend hours in the fabric stores picking out fun materials to sew with. But often the sewing notions can be found in your sewing stash left-over from some previous project so the cost can be kept down.

Infinite Freedom and Sally Robertson are not associated with any of the above named dolls or companies in any way.

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