Carmen, an 18" Doll Ball Gown

Berryhill Heirlooms
Every doll owner wishes their 18" doll could be in this gorgeous, elegant ball gown. It's the perfect gift for your daughter or granddaughter's doll, too! The lined bodice and sleeves are diamond pintucked. The sleeves and neckline are embellished with piping and beautiful beads. The dupioni full skirt is layered with Sparkle Organza and satin ribbon finishes the organza hemline. Three small buttons close the back of the gown bodice, finishing this lovely confection ready to dress your doll so she can go to the Opera, or any special occasion! Students will learn to make a block of double machine pinstitched dupioni in a diamond pattern. The sleeves and bodices will be cut from the block. Students will also make narrow piping, insert it into the neckline, sleeves and waistline, then line the gown top. The Beaded Antwerp Stitch will be taught in class to bead the sleeves and neckline. The final steps of the gown will be completed at home using the illustrated instructions. The kit is offered in the pale blue (pictured) or burgundy. This is a six-hour machine class with some hand work, and is a SAGA approved class.