A brand-new pattern, Color Me Happy, from Erin Hentzel was just listed in her Etsy store, Avery Lane. I love the unique little details: those shoulders, that front waistline, sweet hem band and that truly unique back add-on — so fun!
Just imagine all the fun colors and patterns you can mix/match to create your own unique one-of-a-kind 18-inch Color Me Happy dress. This pattern includes both a sleeveless or cap-sleeve option, plus two different pleated skirts. I used View B with cap sleeves here. View A is sleeveless and has mini-pleats all around, plus Erin’s sample includes added fancy stitches on the skirt band, if you want to play with some of those less-used fancy stitches on your own sewing machine for an even-more unique doll dress.
You could opt to use a gathered skirt if you prefer. However, I urge you to check out the great information Erin provides in this pattern for creating the perfect pleats for both skirts. Now I need to choose which fabrics to sew a sleeveless, mini-pleat version for my next dress and which decorative stitching to add to my skirt band!