A smocked collar party dress is a perfect addition to your American Girl doll's wardrobe.
Carol Clements designed doll clothes for the 18 inch doll, in particular the American Girl dolls, during the 1990's. Her designs were also frequently seen in Creative Needle Magazine during that time. Her patterns have not been commercially available for over 10 years but Carol is a friend and she has agreed to allow me to sell them.
These are beautifully drafted patterns with excellent instructions.
I love this quote from Carol found in one of her patterns. "As all 3 of my children grow up, I have discovered the reason I now enjoy sewing for dolls more than ever. The dolls never outgrow a need for "fancy clothes". or, for that matter outgrow the garment by the time it's finished. Dolls never spill anything on their clothes, rip out the knee or the hem and they never complain of any discomfort. Best of all they almost never refuse to wear it after its finished"
If this pattern shows as sold out please email me (link on the right). I only keep 1 or 2 in stock at any time to keep costs down but I can print more at any time.
I ship within 1-2 business days using USPS 1st class shipping whenever possible.
When I find that the shipping charged was higher than necessary I will refund the overage.
Shipping for Pleater Needles US customers
Needles are shipped in a heavy cardboard envelope to prevent bending. While this would seem to increase the shipping cost actually USPS charges the same rate for 1, 2 and 3 oz. 1 oz is the smallest weight I can use.
Based on this I have set a flat shipping rate of $3.00 for up to 80 pleater needles shipped in 1 package within the United States.
Shipping for Pleater Needles International customers
I am happy to ship Internationally but must calculate the shipping. Please request a custom order so I can add the appropriate postage for your country.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Damaged items can always be returned.
Cut fabric can not be returned or cancelled.
Non fabric sales can be canceled but if the shipping label has been printed the shipping cost will not be refunded.
When items are returned the postage will be paid by the buyer. Refund will be for the cost of the item only.
No. Fabric purchases can not be cancelled or returned.
For even yards specify the amount in the quantity field.
For fabric amounts not listed or not a multiple of 1 yard , for example 1 ½ yards, please enter a custom request and I will gladly cut it for you.
Aug 18, 2014
Thank you ! Looks like it wll be fun to make. Please let me know of any *new* releases!