American Girl Doll Princess Dress by Elaine Phillips

American Girl Doll Princess Dress

Crochet
December 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
10 stitches = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
490 - 500 yards (448 - 457 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

A princess needs her dress! This dress is vaguely inspired by the fashions of the early 19th Century. Something like this might have been worn by Jane Austenโ€™s characters during the Regency, or perhaps under the French Empire.

The dress features a mesh lace skirt, with a built-in underskirt crocheted in a contrasting color. This highlights the lace pattern of the top skirt, as well as helping to create volume and give the dress its shape. The sleeves feature the same lace pattern as the skirt.
I decorated the dress at the neck, sleeves and back with pearls.

The bodice of the dress is worked from the bottom of the front to shoulders, then to back from top to bottom without shoulder seams, with side seams. The double skirt worked from top to bottom back and forth and in rounds. First, the white underskirt is worked, then mesh overskirt.