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Comments About "American Girl Doll Princess Dress"

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Poster: Joyce Warren
December 11, 2015

I changed a few things but it came out great. .made it for a little girl at church.. she wanted a dress for her doll for Christmas.
Poster: Rhonda
November 16, 2014

I was wanting to make this doll dress too but have read comments about having problems with the sleeves . How did you solve the problem ?
Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 8, 2013

This yarn is from my stash, I purchased it a while ago. You can use any yarn of the same weight.
Poster: Marros
February 16, 2013

I am also having trouble with the sleeves but can't seem to work it out. Can you kindly help me please. Thank you.
Poster: barbara
February 23, 2014

How did u figure out the sleeves. I have tried a few times without any luck
Poster: Elaine Phillips
May 2, 2013

There is one sl st at the end of each sleeve ruffle row. You, in fact, attach the ruffle to the armhole with the slip stitches. Since the ruffle is mesh, there suppose to be holes in it.
Poster: Maiya
December 7, 2013

I need help to, Please text back
Poster: Darlenr Bradley
November 6, 2015

Thank you so much. Looking forward to making gown
Poster: courtney
April 7, 2015

I could be wrong, but if you look at the pictures close enough it looks like she's skipping two sc before she sc after the chain 6 in row 1 of the sleeves. If I am right, she didn't clarify that. Also, when making the white underskirt I used hdv instead of DC and the length turned out to be right. From my experience, you just need to play around with it a bit to get the dress to look the way you want it.
Poster: Michele Vincent
July 20, 2014

I made this dress just like the picture. It came out beautifully !! Thank you for sharing !
Poster: terri Leach
May 28, 2014

That is a beautiful dress. I am going to make it when I can.
Poster: Isabelle Bowers
March 14, 2014

I recently made this pattern and it is beautiful however, I like others had trouble with some of the directions. Ch1( counts as sc) also the sleeves I pulled out 4 times before I figured it out. Also, I kept thinking the dress looked long for the doll and I was right the bodice is where i will be adjusting it to fit the doll correctly. I double checked my counts on the number of rows.
Also, was wondering if your dc is the USA version of the half double. my skirt ended up about 2 inches to long.
Going to remake as it is a bride's gift to her flower girl.
Poster: barbara
February 23, 2014

Love the pattern but unable to figure out the sleeves. Please help
Poster: alex
December 14, 2013

I love the dress, how can I upscale it to fit my 2 year old daughter?
Poster: Bonnie
November 18, 2013

Hi, I love this dress and I am having difficulty with the sleeves, is there something that I am missing from the directions, I have tried & tried and can't get them to lay right. Please help at your earliest convenience. I am making this dress for my granddaughters birthday.
Poster: Mandi
September 15, 2013

Will this work with a different ply yarn? I recently ordered some sport weight yarn and wonder if I could use that for this or if DK is necessary for the gauge.
Thanks.
Poster: Cyndivet
August 18, 2013

While this is a very cute pattern, I found the instructions incomplete and hard to follow. I have a great deal of experience in both knitting and crochet, and shouldn't have these issues. For example, the instruction to sew the side seams doesn't tell you how far up the seams go (to leave sleeve openings). Instructions for rows 1-8 say: "ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 24 sc". Classically, however, the "ch 1" is NOT counted in the number of stitches, and I can't tell what the total number of stitches in a row should be: 24 or 25? I am having other issues as well, but you get the picture. Again, this is very cute AND free, which is wonderful, and I appreciate that. But, it would have helped to have someone help the designer to clarify and edit the instructions.
Poster: margaret.rowley
June 24, 2013

Your patt. are beautiful. I love them. they will look beautiful on the porcline dolls I MAKE thank you.toots
Poster: Barbara
April 29, 2013

I do not understand the directions for the sleeves. How many sl stitches should I have. I don't understand how I can "sl st to the 3rd sc, turn and then chain 6, 1 sc into ch 6 of the prev. row. Won't there be a big gap?
Poster: Danielle
April 12, 2013

Thank you for this tutorial.
Can I do the translation for my personal use and a small circle of friends tutorials for doll clothes offered on abc-knitting.
Thank you in advance
Have a good day
Danielle (Paris-France)
Poster: Caroline
March 1, 2013

I really am at a loss regarding the sleeve ruffle directions, and would appreciate help with these.
Thank u!
Poster: Jo Ann Kennedy
February 12, 2013

I made this one but I had to rework the pattern because I didn't like the way it was done. Turned out really nice thanks for the ideal.
Poster: Tammy
January 30, 2013

Hello I love this dress I had a little trouble figuring the ruffle sleeves but once it kicked in I was pleased with how the first one looked LOL its so springy looking for Easter thank you on to the second sleeve LOL
Poster: Marilyn Hicks
January 27, 2013

What size is the yarn? How many ply?
Poster: Mary hernandez
January 1, 2013

Lovely where do you purchase this yarn
Poster: Isabel
December 25, 2012

I just finished the dress in pink and my Elizabeth looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your patterns my girls, a have a few AG dolls, look amazing with all the outfits. Love the princess style, if you have more will be waiting for them.

Blessings,
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