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Hi! I'm Kim, the designer and seamstress behind Retro Mama. I'm the daughter of a school teacher and grew up with a joy for teaching, which I am lucky to share by creating patterns written so ...

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Doll Dress & Cape

from Retro Mama
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Doll Dress & Cape
Doll Dress & Cape Doll Dress & Cape
Doll Dress & Cape

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • it's helpful if you already know how to gather fabric and make bias tape, though clear instructions are included for both!

Pattern Description:

Sew these adorable reversible ruffle dress and capes for Greta dolls! I'll teach you how to make reversible or fully lined dresses with bias trim ties and a cozy cape for those chilly days. Add sweet felt buttons and trims to customize your dresses. There are so many possibilities!

Dress and cape fit Greta Doll and Ruthie Bear (my 18" dolls).

You will receive a 10-page pattern in PDF format with tutorial-style instructions, full color photographs, and to scale pattern pieces (no need to enlarge, just print and sew!).

Included with this pattern:

*glossary of terms and techniques
*hints and tips for sewing
*photographs illustrate each step
*lots of ideas for dress adornments
*PDF lets you zoom in to see each step up close, and print and re-print the pattern pieces whenever you need them!

This pattern is recommended for experienced beginner stitchers and beyond.

(c)2011 Kim Kruzich. Please do not sell or distribute this pattern.

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This item was handmade using a Retro Mama sewing pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • dress and cape fit Greta doll; they do NOT fit Brigitte without adjustments


  • cotton prints, thread, embellishments such as rick rack, lace, bows, felt

You Will Also Need:

  • standard sewing supplies