Thimbles and Acorns has partnered with well known pattern designer Keepers Dolly Duds to bring you the first KeepersDollyDuds Design Pattern.
Make your own pretty 1850's gown with this pattern featuring two bodice options: A trimmed edged vest overlay that extends down over the top of the skirting or double front trimmed edge panels. Add a single ribbon bow to sit center front neckline. Short sleeves were typical early 1850's fashion for young girls and this pattern provides an option for either single or double layered sleeves. The gown features double skirting. The over-skirt has a trimmed scalloped shaped hemline. Lace, bias or piping can be used as edging. The back fastens with three buttons or snaps closures and side ties form a pretty bow at the back and allows for adjusting fit as the newer dolls tend to have much smaller waistlines than some of their predecessors.
A 17 page pattern in PDF format will be sent to you by e-mail after purchase. It is designed to print on standard 8 -1/2" x 11" paper. This is a relatively easy pattern to make and a great choice for someone with limited sewing experience.