This is the dolls FREE VERSION of the Portia Party Dress. It’s a quick, easy and beautiful sew!
The full version of the Portia Party Dress is available here (in Ladies, Childs, Dolls sizes or as a fantastic value bundle with all of them) and can be made in 4 lengths and in either woven or knit fabric with many more options. The knit and woven versions each have slightly different instructions and pattern pieces. The knit version is more form fitting in its cut and just pulls on over the head. The woven version has more ease in the cut and has an invisible zipper in the side seam.
Skill Level – Beginner
Sizes – 18 inch doll
Options – It includes ONE length option (knee length). There are two styles to the back. You can either have it so the back is completely open to the waist, or stitched half way up the back and then open to the neck. The back then fastens with either a ribbon or a thread loop around a single button.
Fabrics – This pattern is suitable for knit fabrics only. See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.
Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.
Note – This free version is not suitable for woven fabrics. You will need to purchase the Full version if you would like to use woven fabrics and/or attach a lining