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I am 44. I am married to the love of my life. Together we have two beautiful young adults who bring me joy everyday. In 2015 we added another beautiful young adult to our house, our niece, and she has been a great joy! Secretly, I'm counting the years till grandbabies start coming; they just need to find their forever loves first.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lacey Celebration Dress- 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

You are viewing my very first design for American Girl dolls (made in 2006). It is loosely based upon the shirtwaist dress styles of the 50's. I love this pattern. I hope you do too. :)



Lacey Celebration Dress- 18" Doll Clothes Pattern
by Elizabeth Mareno
Items Needed:
6 oz Soft Yellow Caron Simply Soft Yarn.
1-2 oz White Bernat Softee Baby Yarn.
F Hook
3- 3/4" buttons
(preferably shank)
Yarn needle

Gauge:
18 sc/20 rows = 4"x4" square.

Dress Bodice:
1- ch 46, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across (45sc)
2-9- ch1, turn, sc in ea sc.

Left Front:
1(WS)- ch1, turn, sc in 8 sc.
2- repeat row 1
3- ch1, turn, sc in 6 sc, sc dec (7)
4-6- ch1, turn, sc in each.
7- ch1, turn, sc dec, sc in each (WS) (6)
8- ch1, turn, sc in 4 sc, sc dec (5)
9- ch1, turn, sc dec, sc in 3 sc(4)
10-11- ch1, turn, sc in ea.
finish off.

Back:
1- (WS facing) sk 5 sc on row 9 of bodice, join with sc to next sc, sc in 18 sc (19) leave rem sc unworked.
2-9- ch1, turn, sc in each sc (19)
**10-(right shoulder)- ch1, turn, sc in 4 sc, sc dec. (5)
11- ch1, turn, sc in ea.
12- ch1, turn, sc in 3 sc, sc dec (4) finish off.
**10-(left shoulder,RS facing)- sk 7 sc, attach with sl st to next sc. ch1, sc dec, sc in next 4 (5)
11- ch1, turn, sc in ea.
12- ch1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 3 (4) finish off.

Right Front:
1- (WS facing) sk 5 sc on row 9 of dress bodice, attach with sc to next sc, sc in 7 sc. (8)
2- ch1, turn, sc in ea.
3- ch1, turn, sc dec, sc in 6 sc (7)
4-6- ch1, turn, sc in each.
7- ch1, turn, sc in 5 sc, sc dec(6)
8- ch1, turn, sc dec, sc in ea (5)
9- ch1, turn, sc in 3 sc, sc dec (4)
10-11- ch1, turn, sc in each.
finish off.

** Sew shoulders together with right sides facing. Weave in ends

Button Band:
1- (RS facing) attach yarn at bottom corner of right front with sc, sc in next 13 row ends. (14)
2- ch1, turn, sc in each.
3- ch1, turn, sc in 3sc, (ch2, sk 2, sc in 2sc,)twice, ch 2, sk 2, sc in 1sc. (3 ch2 sp, 8 sc)
4- ch1, turn, sc in ea sc +ch.(14)
5- ch1, turn, sc in each sc. finish off.
**left front**
1- (RS facing)- attach yarn with sc in row 14 by neck. sc in next 13 row ends.
2-4- ch1, turn, sc in each.
finish off.

Skirt:
1- (RS facing) attach yarn with sl st to any sc under left armhole. ch1, sc in same st, sc in ea sc around to button panel. sc in 1st row end of button-hole panel, (then through both panels) sc in each row end and remaining sc around. attach with sl st to first sc. (50)
2- ch2, do not turn, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next sc, (2hdc in next sc, hdc in next sc) around. Join with sl st to ch2. (75)
3- ch3, dc in eac hdc around. join with sl st.(75)
4- repeat row 2, hdc in last dc, join with sl st. (112hdc)
5- ch2, hdc in each hdc around. join with sl st.
6- ch3, BLO dc in each hdc around. join with sl st.
7-18- ch3, dc in each dc around. join with sl st.
finish off, weave in ends.

Lace Overlay:
1- On remaining loops of row 6 of skirt, attach sc anywhere with white baby yarn. sc in each loop around, join with sl st.
2- ch1, sc in join, (ch5, sk 2 sc, sc in next) around to last 3 sc, ch5, sk 2sc, sc in last sc, join with sl st to first sc.
3-15- sl st in first 3 ch on ch5, ch1,( sc in ch5 sp, ch5) around, join with sl st to first sc.
finish off, weave in ends.

Sleeves:
1- Join with sc to any st on row 9 of bodice. Sc in each rem sc and in the ends of rows around. sc dec in two bottom corners. sl st to first sc (28 sc)
2- ch1, sc in same st as join, (ch4, sk sc, sc in next) around, join with sl st to first sc.
3-5- sl st in 2 ch of ch4, ch1, sc in ch4 sp, then repeat row 2 around.
6- sl st in 2 ch, ch1, sc in ch4 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch4 sp) around. sl st to join
7- sl st in 2 ch of ch3, ch1, sc in ch3 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch3sp) around. sl st to join.
8- sl st in 2ch, ch1, sc in ch3 sp, (ch2, sc in next ch3 sp) around. sl st to join.
9- sl st in ch 2 sp, ch1, sc in ch2 sp, (ch1, sc in next ch2 sp) around. sl st to join.
10- ch1, sc in each sc and ch sp around.

Collar:
1- (RS facing) Join with sc to right front, sc in each row end and sc around to left front corner.
2- Ch1, turn, in BLO, sc in 2 sc, hdc in 1, dc in 1, trc in 1, dc in 1, hdc in 1, sc in 2 sc, in Both loops, sc in 22 sc, in BLO, sc in 2sc, hdc in 1, dc in 1, trc in 1, dc in 1, hdc in 1, sc in 2 sc.
3- ch1, turn, in BOTH loops, repeat row 2.
finish off, tack collar down to right and left fronts. weave in ends.
**Sew on buttons**
Any Questions, Technical Difficulties or Typos....Let me know!

3 comments:

Kelly said...

I tried to do the sleeves according to the pattern, but they don't make sense. Any advice on how to do them?

Kelly said...

cute!

Dubem said...

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