In honor of all the wonderful skaters who inspire us every four years (and every year in between) Lee & Pearl are thrilled to present the perfect pair of 18" doll skating dresses:
The Short Program
This sleek dress features a jewel neckline with a collar, and a deep keyhole opening in back. The dress can be made with or without long sleeves.
The Long Program
This flirty dress features a lined sweetheart bodice attached to a power net (mesh) or contrast fabric shoulder piece, cut-in-one with sleeves.
Both looks feature a modern-style skirt that hangs smoothly in front and back, with just enough fullness around the hips to create the flattering illusion of a waist on our 18" friends. The skirt, which can be cut in either of two lengths, hangs slightly lower in back than in front, concealing an attached snug-fitting panty with elasticized leg openings.
You'll love these looks and you'll also love the ability to design your own gold medal outfits by mixing and matching our pattern pieces - we've even included bonus pieces that allow you to use the Short Program collar with the Long Program yoke - while exploring a wide range of stretch fabric and embellishment choices.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE: In the Lee & Pearl April 2014 newsletter (available in the newsletter archive at www.leeandpearl.com) we published a set of BONUS SKIRT pattern pieces that turn this skating dress pattern into a pattern for beautiful, form-fitting red carpet, recital and bridal dresses - as well as a stunning Elsa from Frozen gown!
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Elizabeth Atwater Menes ("Pearl") is a fiction writer and historian with a background in costume design. Elizabeth has created costumes for theatrical and Hollywood film productions, and she lives on ...
Elizabeth Atwater Menes ("Pearl") is a fiction writer and historian with a background in costume design. Elizabeth has created costumes for theatrical and Hollywood film productions, and she lives on Pearl Street in creative West Los Angeles, California.
Rebecca Menes ("Lee") is a PhD economic historian with a background in business as the proprietor of The Vintage Cookie. Rebecca is also the homeschooling mom of a wonderful eight-year old, and she lives on Lee Street in historic Alexandria, Virginia.
Elizabeth and Rebecca grew up touring the Eastern United States with The Dragon Marionettes puppet company. They have worked on theatrical scripts, props and costumes since their teensy fingers could hold pens, hammers and needles.
Rebecca and Elizabeth – Lee & Pearl – would love to make sure other children have as much fun with imaginative play as they remember having.