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Sew The Contemporary Wardrobe
Party Dress and Velveteen Jacket

You can create a party dress with a velveteen jacket for your doll
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Sewing Pattern Book "Sew the Contemporary Wardrobe for 18-inch Dolls" - $12.99

Sleeveless Party Dress and Velveteen Jacket

Sleeveless party dress and velveteen jacket

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Parties require special clothes, and this ensemble is perfect. The dress has a sleeveless, lined bodice and a circle skirt. The skirt allows fullness without gathers. The dress can be more casual if sewn in a pretty cotton print. Children will enjoy making this dress but they will need a little assistance with the lining.

The short jacket with a curved front opening adds an elegant touch and is simple to make. The velveteen may pose a bit of a challenge to inexperienced sewers. Using a fabric without a nap will alleviate the problem.

The party dress and velveteen jacket fit 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 party dress and velveteen jacket are 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. They 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 party dress and velveteen jacket 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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