Thursday, January 14, 2016

1950s Slim Line Dress for American Girl Doll

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Doll clothes are such a great medium for show casing some of the beautiful vintage styles.

My latest pattern 1828 Slim Dress is a faithful copy of the slimmer silhouette of the mid 1950's designed to be teamed with a crop jacket. Pattern 1829 for the jacket will be out soon.

As said by Donna Cosmato on

"The hourglass figure gave way to a more columnar shape. Instead of the plaid and polka dots so popular in the early 50s, late-50s styles featured more monochrome fabrics."

Though this slim dress looks fabulous with a contrasting plaid or check jacket.

And just as good by itself.

The back has a dart to shape the skirt around her little bottom so it stays narrow around the hem.

The front has angled pleats as a design feature to give the illusion of a narrow waist.

Included in this pattern are separate pattern pieces to make a blouse with shirt tails and a short skirt with a waist band. You can use the short skirt with the dress or make a long skirt with the waist band.

The skirt and blouse
A blouse for any occasion

This pattern is available in my Etsy store and my Crafsy store for $2.50 USD as an instant download PDF

Happy Sewing,

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