|The back - is a bit too small.|
|I used a fancy stitch for the hem.|
Here is my official review for this pattern:
Pattern Description: Various 18" doll's clothes. Includes dress with length options, jacket with sleeve options, and leotard/skirt patterns. I made the view C shorter length dress.
Pattern Sizes: One Size for 18" dolls.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, pretty simple. Working on smaller scale clothing is a bit tricky, but the instructions are easy.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the envelope when you were done with it? Yes, mostly I think. I din't make the jacket, but the dress looks pretty good.
What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern? I like all of the different options and that it came with a leotard pattern. I also think the jackets are cute though I haven't made them yet. I really like the skirt on the pattern I did make. My only dislike - the pattern seemed a bit too small for my sister's American Girl doll. I have read that the newer dolls are a bit less padded in the stomach, so perhaps this pattern is sized for the newer dolls? I may have to add a bit more to the waist circumference if I make this again.
Fabric used: Leftover polyester chiffon from a dress I made for my sister. I made a full sized (New Look 6966) dress for my sister's birthday and, despite her being grown up, I thought it would be fun to make a dress for the doll since she had always wanted a matching outfit when she was younger.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None. Next time I may make the pattern slightly a bit bigger.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes. I think this is a great pattern because of all the options it includes. Since it is for a doll, there isn't too much to worry about fit-wise, although if you have some of the older dolls the pattern may be just a tiny bit small.
Conclusion: Good pattern! I like making doll's clothes - it is quite fun. I like this pattern, and I would recommend it to others who want to make doll's clothes as well.