Gwen Doll Dress Pattern is designed for 18 inch dolls, such as Our Generation, American Girl Dolls, Gotz Little Sister Dolls, and other similarly sized dolls. Boutique style made simple with easy to follow instructions and loads of pictures.
Gwen is playful and easy fitting. Gwen always looks well dressed, whether she’s wearing sweater tights and playing hopscotch, or hanging out at the ice cream parlour wearing her salt water sandals and eating ice cream cones in the summer.
Listing is for the sewing pattern, not a finished product.
Avery Lane Designs is not affiliated with any doll company.
Skill level: Confident Beginner
Designed for knits
2 views: Short sleeves and traditional ruffles OR 3/4 sleeves with modern looking ruffles.
This dress features an easy fitting bodice, raglan style sleeves, full gathered skirt with center inset, and a back opening. Both views can be sewn with either sleeve lengths.
Includes printable pattern sheets (pages do not need piecing together)
Designed for stretch knits, such as cotton-lycra jersey knits
There are lots of tips to sewing with knits on my blog to help you be successful, even if you are new to sewing with knits!
Want to learn how to sew with twin needles?
Specification: 18″ Doll Dress Pattern Gwen Play Dress
Avery Lane is an indie pattern company, specializing in doll clothes, bags, and cute quilts. Owner/designer Erin Hentzel is also an author with C&T Publishing and teaches sewing to children in the Willamette Valley area in Oregon.
Sew in Style-Make Your Own Doll Clothes is Erin’s first book and was written and designed for children to learn to sew for their 18″ dolls.
Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18″ Dolls is her second book and was written for the adult doll clothier.
Both her books include many photo tutorials to help build your sewing skills and plenty of sewing tips to help you achieve high end results.
Erin blogs at www.AveryLaneSewing.com and can be found on Facebook where she hosts many Sew-n-Share events, Design Challenges, and giveaways.
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If you’ve ever wanted to teach kids sewing classes, then you may be interested in the Avery Lane Beginning Sewing Program & Student Workbook. After teaching children to sew for many years, Erin has fine-tuned her sewing program and workbook, and developed it into a teacher’s manual and curriculum for others to use and start a program of their own. The program is thoughtfully written and complete with 12 projects designed specifically for kids to sew. The program, student workbook, and projects have been tested by hundreds of students.
Latest Reviews for Beginning Sewing Program for Kids:
“A wonderful program! This program has obviously been put together with a lot of thought and experience. So easy to teach and the kids adored it. Lots of room for creativity but the right amount of structure as well. Highly recommend!!!”
“This is a wonderful curriculum Erin designed. As a teacher with 32 years experience in Family and Consumer Sciences, I am so impressed. If anyone has an interest in teaching children to sew, I highly recommend that you purchase this. The organization, details, and photos are awesome. Thanks, Erin, for creating such a useful teaching tool! It truly is one of a kind!”
“This sewing program is a treasure trove of information for anyone who wants to start teaching children to sew. I love this program! Very thorough. Very detailed. Very clearly written. Thrilled that someone did the hard work of figuring out what works and what doesn’t so that I don’t have waste valuable time with trial and error. Well worth the money you will spend!”