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Helen Dress by Sally Robertson
White Batiste, Green Beads, Green Floss

Helen Dress with seed beads and smocking for the American Girl Doll
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Individual Sewing Pattern "Helen Dress" by Sally Robertson - $8.95

Smocked, beaded Helen Dress in multi-colors of green floss

Sleeve detail

The smocked, beaded Helen Dress is so much fun to sew!! The possibilities for color combinations for fabrics, floss and beads seems to be endless. In this version, the smocking is carried out with different shades of green floss in a rather random pattern. The smocking has brilliant green seed beads all through it.

The dress is smocked in the front only and the back bodice comes down to the last row of smocking. The gathered sleeves are embellished with ribbon striped with organdy and satin. The dress fabric is cut out from behind the ribbon so that you are able to see through the organdy. The back is fastened with Velcro.

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 Helen Dress made with pink batiste, white floss and iridescent white beads

Smocked, beaded dress made from pink batiste with white seed beads

The model wearing this version of the Helen Dress is a Dress Me Doll© from The Martha Pullen Company.

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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