Hey Friends!!  Spring has sprung, and you know what that means...
our new 2020 Spring Dress Collection have sprung as well!!!
The first PDF pattern we cannot wait to introduce you all to is our brand new Abigail dress! This vintage inspired design is the epitome of dainty details and innocent, sweet goodness that we love and can't get enough of. 

Abigail is a truly vintage inspired beauty that will make your heart do little flips each time you see your darling doll wearing it! 

It is a woven pattern featuring a unique bodice and skirt design with a front panel running down the middle of the dress. The high front and back neckline is rounded, and includes an optional small, dainty ruffle. One of the sleeve options is a small dainty ruffle, mimicking the same ruffle on the neckline. 

The front bodice panel and front skirt panel are absolutely perfect for showcasing embroidery work and specialty fabrics!! Here, Jessica created this strawberry look by repurposing a white vintage table cloth that had the strawberries already embroidered on and we are just in love with how well Abigail showcased this!

When creating Abigail, you can choose between three different options for your skirt! You can choose to create the precious vintage length, a knee length (shown below in blue linen) or the show stopping double skirt option shown in these strawberry and gingham pictures!  

The sash might be one of our favorite features of Abigail. The sash is attached into the front panel. It's gathered to create a wide, beautiful sash tied into a bow at the back center. 

Shown next is Abigail in a light blue linen. 
We used a lace for the ruffles on the sleeve and neckline. We coordinated the ruffles with the same color as the sash and are in love how well it tied it together! We used the same lace between the bodice front panels to showcase that design feature. You can use piping, lace, or any sort of trim. 

All options for the skirt feature a flat front panel, with gathered sides. For this light blue linen dress, we made a slight modification (detailed in the Abigail PDF tutorial) and used (2) back underskirt pieces to create a traditional gathered skirt.

Easy peasy! 

And what is a vintage inspired dress without an option for a puff sleeve?! Whether you create it with the precious puff sleeve, the dainty small ruffle sleeve or with none for a sleeveless version, you really can't go wrong!

Abigail is available in Baby, Girls, and 18" Doll sizing. Make sure to grab your Abigail pattern this week while our spring sale discount code ( SPRING2020 ) is still live!
Happy Sewing!
April 08, 2020 by Jessica Herning