Does this dress look familiar? Guess what… I posted this tutorial in April of 2017, but I’ve actually used the same pattern for this week’s A-line dress. The original pattern was hand-drawn, but I’ve re-mastered it using the computer. So let’s update, shall we? Here’s the new pattern for making this dress (ignore the cuff–you won’t need it):
If you prefer the older, hand-drawn pattern (which has a slightly fuller skirt but is otherwise the same), here’s a link to that one:
I’d like to remind everyone, that whether you make this dress with sleeves, or the sleeveless one I posted pictures of on Monday, the pattern will still fit all of the dolls I showed you in Monday’s post. Once again, here’s a list of dolls that will fit into this dress:
- Spin Master La Dee Da 10″ dolls
- Mattel’s modern Stacie® dolls
- Mattel’s older Stacie dolls
- Disney Princess® Tinkerbell 10″ dolls
- Monster High® regular sized dolls
- Ever After High® dolls
- 10″ Bratz dolls
- Hasbro’s World of Love dolls
- 8.5″ Wizard of Oz dolls (from Mego Corp)
- 8.5″ Breyer® Rider dolls
- 6″ Breyer® Rider dolls
That’s a lot of dolls, isn’t it?!
So today’s tutorial shows you how to make the dress with sleeves. Yesterday’s tutorial shows you how to make the same dress, sleeveless. You should have lots of fun making dresses with this little pattern!
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.
Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
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