American Girl Doll Empire Waist Lace Dress by Elaine Phillips
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American Girl Doll Empire Waist Lace Dress

May 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
This pattern is available for free.

Your doll will love this dress! The skirt is knitted using a lace motif that leaves a pretty scalloped edge along the bottom. The lace motif is pretty simple and should be easy even for a less experienced knitter.

The dress is knitted from the bottom up, with seams in the rear and along the shoulders. It features a back closure.

The high empire-style waist leaves you with many options. The full-length dress you see in the picture is made with 6 repeats of the lace pattern. Try knitting 4 or 3 for a more casual summer-length dress. 2 or 3 for a “Tinkerbell” look.