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L&P Ballet Performance PATTERN BUNDLE for 18 inch dolls: includes #1072 (Bodice, Romantic Tutu) and #1073 (Strapless Bodice, Classical Tutu)

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Make just-like-the-real-thing ballet performance costumes for 18 inch dolls with this pattern bundle, featuring both Pattern 1072: Corps de Ballet and Pattern 1073: Prima Ballerina for 18" Dolls.

Dress your principal dancers in our Pattern 1073 STRAPLESS BODICE with its elegant curved front seams, front inset, faux-plunging neckline, skin-tone or clear elastic straps, low back, and waist-enhancing front point, and our awesomely realistic CLASSICAL TUTU with its alternating channels of tightly gathered tulle in gradated lengths, stitched to a perfectly-patterned PANTY and finished with a neat piped edge to a smoothly-fitted BASQUE.

Outfit your corps de ballet in our Pattern 1072 FITTED BODICE with its demure scoop neck set off with self-piping, low back, and waist-enhancing front point, and our graceful ROMANTIC TUTU made from gradated lengths of tulle, gathered and stitched in rows to a hidden BASQUE that fits smoothly under the bodice and is itself attached to a tailored PANTY with elastic leg openings.

Best of all, with this BALLET PERFORMANCE BUNDLE, you can mix and match all our pieces to create a wide range of looks for just about any repertory, recital, competition — and even theatrical, folklore and fantasy — costume.

As an added bonus, we've included a tutorial for turning knee-high trouser socks into doll-size DANCE TIGHTS, and information on the ballet slippers and leg warmers we show in our pictures throughout the patterns.

***

NOTE: this listing is for the PATTERN BUNDLE that includes BOTH Pattern 1073: Prima Ballerina Fitted Strapless Bodice with Front Inset and Classical Tutu with Basque and Panty for 18 Inch Dolls AND Pattern 1072: Corps de Ballet Fitted Bodice with Piped Neckline and Romantic Tutu with Basque and Panty for 18 Inch Dolls. For the individual patterns, CLICK HERE for 1073: https://www.etsy.com/listing/271744290/lp-1073-prima-ballerina-strapless-bodice and HERE for 1072: https://www.etsy.com/listing/271513319/lp-1072-corps-de-ballet-fitted-bodice

***

All of our tutus and bodices feature authentic construction for amazingly realistic looks.

Our ROMANTIC TUTU displays the perfect bell shape — slender at the waist, then swelling into a full and floaty skirt — in your choice of two traditional lengths.

Our CLASSICAL TUTU is a marvel of construction, almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

If you have both dolls and dancers in your life, and have dreamed of making a full size CLASSICAL or ROMANTIC TUTU of your own, this pattern is a great place to start.

A professional tutu maker can spend weeks making such a tutu — a daunting task for anyone to consider. But you can complete our doll-scale tutus in a tiny fraction of that time, while learning the same skills and following the same steps you'll need for the real thing

***

The FITTED BODICE WITH PIPED NECKLINE is rated INTERMEDIATE for the self-piping construction and insertion, a few small curved seams and limited hand finishing.

The STRAPLESS BODICE with FRONT INSET is rated INTERMEDIATE for a few small curved seams, limited hand finishing work, and careful pinning and seaming around the inset piece.

The ROMANTIC TUTU with BASQUE and PANTY is rated INTERMEDIATE for limited hand finishing work, elastic insertion on the panty leg openings, and working with tulle.

The CLASSICAL TUTU with BASQUE and PANTY is rated INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED. We hesitated before giving this garment an ADVANCED rating, as none of the individual steps are that hard and we don't want to discourage anyone from trying it. But this tutu does require careful, detailed work. The tulle ruffles are stitched very close together, so you have to be comfortable working on small areas with your sewing machine. We also strongly recommend cutting the tulle with a rotary cutter, which should never be used by or around children.

That said, all of our testers — a group that includes beginner, intermediate and advanced sewists — completed beautiful Classical tutus using the pattern directions, without any additional coaching.

As usual, Lee & Pearl's photo-illustrated directions and computer-drafted, guaranteed-to-fit-together pattern pieces make each step as easy as possible.

***

MATERIALS — FITTED BODICE WITH PIPED NECKLINE

6" high x 18" wide piece of woven fabric, plus extra fabric to make bias piping

6" high x 18" wide OPTIONAL interlining fabric

6" high x 18" wide piece of woven fabric for lining

1/2 yard 1/8" cord for piping

Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™)

Matching thread

OPTIONAL: 2 large (size 1/0 or 2/0) snaps instead of hook-and-loop fastener


MATERIALS — STRAPLESS BODICE with FRONT INSET

6" high x 18" wide piece of woven fabric

6" high x 18" wide OPTIONAL underlining

Scrap flesh tone or contrasting fabric for center front inset

6" high x 18" wide piece of woven fabric for lining

Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™) at least 1/2" wide

1/3 yard of 3/8" or 1/2" flesh tone ballet elastic or clear elastic — or 2/3 yard 1/8" flesh tone elastic — for shoulder straps

Matching thread

OPTIONAL: 2 large (size 1/0 or 2/0) snaps instead of hook-and-loop fastener


MATERIALS — ROMANTIC TUTU, PANTY and BASQUE

10" high x 15" wide piece of woven fabric, plus extra fabric for waist facing bias strip

10" high x 15" wide OPTIONAL interlining fabric

1 1/4 yards to 1 1/2 yards of 54" wide tulle or nylon net

(Or 3/4 yard 108" wide tulle or net. Avoid using 72" wide tulle as it will make the tutu overly fluffy.)

1/2 yard 1/4" elastic

Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™)

Matching thread

2 small (4/0) snaps

OPTIONAL 1/2 yard of 1 1/2" wide elastic to shape and safely store the skirt

OPTIONAL: 2 large (size 1/0 or 2/0) snaps instead of hook-and-loop fastener


MATERIALS — CLASSICAL TUTU, PANTY and BASQUE

8" high x 16" wide piece of woven fabric, plus extra fabric to make bias piping

8" high x 16" wide OPTIONAL underlining

4" high x 13" wide piece of woven fabric for lining

1 yard of 54" or 72" wide tulle/nylon net

OR 1/2 yard 108" wide tulle/nylon net

OR a single 25 yard roll of 6" tulle

1/2 yard 1/8" cord for piping

1/2 yard 1/4" elastic for leg openings

Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™)

2 small (4/0) snaps

Matching thread

OPTIONAL: 2 large (size 1/0 or 2/0) snaps instead of hook-and-loop fastener


MATERIALS — OPTIONAL DECORATIONS

These are theatrical costumes, so let your inner costume designer run wild with beads, sequins, pearls, crystals, ribbons, laces, bows, feathers, flowers and any other trim you like. Genuine ballet costumes frequently also feature lace appliqués, flatlined decorative or sheer fabrics and alternating or ombré effect tutu layers.

***

Complete your little dancer's wardrobe with our ultra-realistic (and easy to sew) Pattern 1075: Ballet Slippers for 18 Inch Dolls, available HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/600591709/lp-1075-ballet-slippers-pattern-for-18

***

Sign up for our mailing list at www.leeandpearl.com, and you'll receive our newsletter full of FREE pattern tweaks, tutorials, crafts and printables. PLUS, you'll get the link for our annual FREE MEMBERS-ONLY PATTERN.

In 2017, that's Pattern #1025: She Blinded Me with Science Unisex Lab Coat (or Unlined Coat) and Safety Goggles for Dolls. This is our first multi-size release, which contains patterns drafted for 18” dolls, 16” dolls and 14 1/2” dolls — because we think every child, and every doll, should know the thrill of launching a chemical reaction or spotting a single-cell organism in a drop of pond water!

Do not miss out on this pattern — join our mailing list today at www.leeandpearl.com.

Join the Lee & Pearl™ community: like us on Facebook (Lee & Pearl), follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/LeeandPearl), join us on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/leeandpearl) and watch us on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/leeandpearl).

To see our other patterns, visit the PATTERNS section of our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeandpearl?section_id=15862176&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

To see our selection of Fabric & Trim Kits, visit the FABRIC & TRIM KITS section of our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeandpearl?section_id=15860795&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

***

This pattern bundle will be delivered as TWO FILES available for instant download. After purchasing, you will receive a link to the PDF copies of the files. No paper copies will be mailed.

These patterns may be printed solely by the original purchaser. They may not be duplicated, redistributed, posted or resold without prior authorization from Lee & Pearl™. If you use these patterns to make items to sell yourself, we ask that you give Lee & Pearl™ design credit in the description of those items. Thank you!

Lee & Pearl™ is not affiliated with Mattel, American Girl® or any other company or organization.
Make just-like-the-real-thing ballet performance costumes for 18 inch dolls with this pattern bundle, featuring both Pattern 1072: Corps de Ballet and Pattern 1073: Prima Ballerina for 18" Dolls.

Dress your principal dancers in our Pattern 1073 STRAPLESS BODICE with its elegant curved front seams, front inset, faux-plunging neckline, skin-tone or clear elastic straps, low back, and waist-enhancing front point, and our awesomely realistic CLASSICAL TUTU with its alternating channels of tightly gathered tulle in gradated lengths, stitched to a perfectly-patterned PANTY and finished with a neat piped edge to a smoothly-fitted BASQUE.

Outfit your corps de ballet in our Pattern 1072 FITTED BODICE with its demure scoop neck set off with self-piping, low back, and waist-enhancing front point, and our graceful ROMANTIC TUTU made from gradated lengths of tulle, gathered and stitched in rows to a hidden BASQUE that fits smoothly under the bodice and is itself attached to a tailored PANTY with elastic leg openings.

Best of all, with this BALLET PERFORMANCE BUNDLE, you can mix and match all our pieces to create a wide range of looks for just about any repertory, recital, competition — and even theatrical, folklore and fantasy — costume.

As an added bonus, we've included a tutorial for turning knee-high trouser socks into doll-size DANCE TIGHTS, and information on the ballet slippers and leg warmers we show in our pictures throughout the patterns.

***

NOTE: this listing is for the PATTERN BUNDLE that includes BOTH Pattern 1073: Prima Ballerina Fitted Strapless Bodice with Front Inset and Classical Tutu with Basque and Panty for 18 Inch Dolls AND Pattern 1072: Corps de Ballet Fitted Bodice with Piped Neckline and Romantic Tutu with Basque and Panty for 18 Inch Dolls. For the individual patterns, CLICK HERE for 1073: https://www.etsy.com/listing/271744290/lp-1073-prima-ballerina-strapless-bodice and HERE for 1072: https://www.etsy.com/listing/271513319/lp-1072-corps-de-ballet-fitted-bodice

***

All of our tutus and bodices feature authentic construction for amazingly realistic looks.

Our ROMANTIC TUTU displays the perfect bell shape — slender at the waist, then swelling into a full and floaty skirt — in your choice of two traditional lengths.

Our CLASSICAL TUTU is a marvel of construction, almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

If you have both dolls and dancers in your life, and have dreamed of making a full size CLASSICAL or ROMANTIC TUTU of your own, this pattern is a great place to start.

A professional tutu maker can spend weeks making such a tutu — a daunting task for anyone to consider. But you can complete our doll-scale tutus in a tiny fraction of that time, while learning the same skills and following the same steps you'll need for the real thing

***

The FITTED BODICE WITH PIPED NECKLINE is rated INTERMEDIATE for the self-piping construction and insertion, a few small curved seams and limited hand finishing.

The STRAPLESS BODICE with FRONT INSET is rated INTERMEDIATE for a few small curved seams, limited hand finishing work, and careful pinning and seaming around the inset piece.

The ROMANTIC TUTU with BASQUE and PANTY is rated INTERMEDIATE for limited hand finishing work, elastic insertion on the panty leg openings, and working with tulle.

The CLASSICAL TUTU with BASQUE and PANTY is rated INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED. We hesitated before giving this garment an ADVANCED rating, as none of the individual steps are that hard and we don't want to discourage anyone from trying it. But this tutu does require careful, detailed work. The tulle ruffles are stitched very close together, so you have to be comfortable working on small areas with your sewing machine. We also strongly recommend cutting the tulle with a rotary cutter, which should never be used by or around children.

That said, all of our testers — a group that includes beginner, intermediate and advanced sewists — completed beautiful Classical tutus using the pattern directions, without any additional coaching.

As usual, Lee & Pearl's photo-illustrated directions and computer-drafted, guaranteed-to-fit-together pattern pieces make each step as easy as possible.

***

MATERIALS — FITTED BODICE WITH PIPED NECKLINE

6" high x 18" wide piece of woven fabric, plus extra fabric to make bias piping

6" high x 18" wide OPTIONAL interlining fabric

6" high x 18" wide piece of woven fabric for lining

1/2 yard 1/8" cord for piping

Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™)

Matching thread

OPTIONAL: 2 large (size 1/0 or 2/0) snaps instead of hook-and-loop fastener


MATERIALS — STRAPLESS BODICE with FRONT INSET

6" high x 18" wide piece of woven fabric

6" high x 18" wide OPTIONAL underlining

Scrap flesh tone or contrasting fabric for center front inset

6" high x 18" wide piece of woven fabric for lining

Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™) at least 1/2" wide

1/3 yard of 3/8" or 1/2" flesh tone ballet elastic or clear elastic — or 2/3 yard 1/8" flesh tone elastic — for shoulder straps

Matching thread

OPTIONAL: 2 large (size 1/0 or 2/0) snaps instead of hook-and-loop fastener


MATERIALS — ROMANTIC TUTU, PANTY and BASQUE

10" high x 15" wide piece of woven fabric, plus extra fabric for waist facing bias strip

10" high x 15" wide OPTIONAL interlining fabric

1 1/4 yards to 1 1/2 yards of 54" wide tulle or nylon net

(Or 3/4 yard 108" wide tulle or net. Avoid using 72" wide tulle as it will make the tutu overly fluffy.)

1/2 yard 1/4" elastic

Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™)

Matching thread

2 small (4/0) snaps

OPTIONAL 1/2 yard of 1 1/2" wide elastic to shape and safely store the skirt

OPTIONAL: 2 large (size 1/0 or 2/0) snaps instead of hook-and-loop fastener


MATERIALS — CLASSICAL TUTU, PANTY and BASQUE

8" high x 16" wide piece of woven fabric, plus extra fabric to make bias piping

8" high x 16" wide OPTIONAL underlining

4" high x 13" wide piece of woven fabric for lining

1 yard of 54" or 72" wide tulle/nylon net

OR 1/2 yard 108" wide tulle/nylon net

OR a single 25 yard roll of 6" tulle

1/2 yard 1/8" cord for piping

1/2 yard 1/4" elastic for leg openings

Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™)

2 small (4/0) snaps

Matching thread

OPTIONAL: 2 large (size 1/0 or 2/0) snaps instead of hook-and-loop fastener


MATERIALS — OPTIONAL DECORATIONS

These are theatrical costumes, so let your inner costume designer run wild with beads, sequins, pearls, crystals, ribbons, laces, bows, feathers, flowers and any other trim you like. Genuine ballet costumes frequently also feature lace appliqués, flatlined decorative or sheer fabrics and alternating or ombré effect tutu layers.

***

Complete your little dancer's wardrobe with our ultra-realistic (and easy to sew) Pattern 1075: Ballet Slippers for 18 Inch Dolls, available HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/600591709/lp-1075-ballet-slippers-pattern-for-18

***

Sign up for our mailing list at www.leeandpearl.com, and you'll receive our newsletter full of FREE pattern tweaks, tutorials, crafts and printables. PLUS, you'll get the link for our annual FREE MEMBERS-ONLY PATTERN.

In 2017, that's Pattern #1025: She Blinded Me with Science Unisex Lab Coat (or Unlined Coat) and Safety Goggles for Dolls. This is our first multi-size release, which contains patterns drafted for 18” dolls, 16” dolls and 14 1/2” dolls — because we think every child, and every doll, should know the thrill of launching a chemical reaction or spotting a single-cell organism in a drop of pond water!

Do not miss out on this pattern — join our mailing list today at www.leeandpearl.com.

Join the Lee & Pearl™ community: like us on Facebook (Lee & Pearl), follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/LeeandPearl), join us on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/leeandpearl) and watch us on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/leeandpearl).

To see our other patterns, visit the PATTERNS section of our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeandpearl?section_id=15862176&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

To see our selection of Fabric & Trim Kits, visit the FABRIC & TRIM KITS section of our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeandpearl?section_id=15860795&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

***

This pattern bundle will be delivered as TWO FILES available for instant download. After purchasing, you will receive a link to the PDF copies of the files. No paper copies will be mailed.

These patterns may be printed solely by the original purchaser. They may not be duplicated, redistributed, posted or resold without prior authorization from Lee & Pearl™. If you use these patterns to make items to sell yourself, we ask that you give Lee & Pearl™ design credit in the description of those items. Thank you!

Lee & Pearl™ is not affiliated with Mattel, American Girl® or any other company or organization.

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L&P Ballet Performance PATTERN BUNDLE for 18 inch dolls: includes #1072 (Bodice, Romantic Tutu) and #1073 (Strapless Bodice, Classical Tutu)

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