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About the designer

Sue Darby creates patterns for dolls as small as 1/2" tall up to 18" tall. Several of her designs have won prizes at State Fair and been featured in various doll and miniature magazines.

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Oriental Dress Pattern for Brenda Starr

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Oriental Dress Pattern for Brenda Starr
Oriental Dress Pattern for Brenda Starr

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • nimble fingers
  • patience
  • serger (optional)

Pattern Description:

This beautiful gown features a fitted halter style top. It is a versatile style suitable for a lovely lady doll. Additional decorations such as frogs or trims could easily be added to change the style around.

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fits 16" Brenda Starr & other 16" fashion dolls


  • 1/2 yard light weight woven fabric of choice (silk, silkessence, light weight brocade)
  • water soluble marking pen or chalk
  • clear snaps or size 5/0 snaps
  • matching thread
  • water soluble stabilizer suitable for ultra light weight fabrics (if needed)

You Will Also Need:

  • Iron (mini preferably)
  • Pressing cloth
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine

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