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Helen Dress by Sally Robertson
Turquoise Fabric, White Beads, White 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 turquoise patterned broadcloth

This material is typical of many of the patterned 100% cotton broadcloths that are sold in quilt stores. The smocking pattern carried out with white floss and white iridescent beads actually stands out much better than the picture shows. The Helen Dress only takes 5/8-yard of fabric (if it is made in broadcloth) and is a great way to use up some beautiful old scraps!

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 Purple batiste with rows of white and pink smocking

Helen Dress in purple batiste with rainbow-cut 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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