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Helen Dress by Sally Robertson
Purple Batiste, Blue Beads, Multi-Color Floss

Helen Dress with seed beads and smocking for the American Girl Doll
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This pattern can also be purchased as a downloadable pattern on Etsy or Craftsy for $5.95

 

Individual Sewing Pattern "Helen Dress" by Sally Robertson - $8.95

Helen Dress in purple batiste with fushia, green and purple smocking

The smocking pattern seems to change when it is carried out with rows of different colors. These colors - fuchsia, green and purple - have a very modern look and they are enhanced by the blue rainbow-cut beads. The entire smocking pattern seems to sparkle!

Fabrics required:

  • Dress 3/4 yd. of batiste or 5/8 yd. of broadcloth.

See the free tutorial on smocking if you would like to know how to smock: Basic Smocking Stitches.

Next picture Turquoise fabric from a quilt store embellished with white smocking and beads

Helen Dress in quilt store fabric with white smocking and beads

The model wearing this version of the Helen Dress is a Götz Doll©.

This smocked, beaded dress pattern fits 18" 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 pattern was actually sized on The American Girls Collection®, Götz Dolls® (non-designer) and Dress Me Dolls© from The Martha Pullen Company (these dolls are the same size). The pattern will also fit the following dolls quite well: Faithful Friends Collection®, Tolly Girl®, 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™ 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 pattern slightly for a better fit.

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

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