Blythe Empire Dress

Blythe Dress Pattern

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  • Description: Blythe empire dress with lined top and gathered skirt. Same construction as the Party Dress with different proportions.
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Tips: Use lightweight cotton for the whole dress.

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32 responses to “Blythe Empire Dress”

  1. Melisser

    The pattern that sparked a million dress sales!

  2. Jane

    The instructions could have been a little clearer perhaps. It was particularly tricky attaching the bodice to the skirt, but I did it. If I can think of a better way to construct it, I’ll get back here. However, I must say it fits my doll Calypso perfectly and she looks darling in it with her red hair. It flatters her chunky figure. I made it in a cream coloured cotton with a pretty small-scale floral pattern in soft reds, greens and blues.
    Although it fitted my Pullip Ariel, it didn’t become her. She has a rather aristocratic demeanor. She only wears things that a princess wouldn’t scorn.
    Thank you very much for supplying these patterns. Great stuff!

  3. Adrian

    Hello!!Puchi collective is beautiful!!I won a blythe in ebay,a ADG redhaired.She will be my first blythe and her name will be “Julieta”.PLEASE PUCHI COLLECTIVE IN SPANISH!!I´m spanish and I don´t speak perfect english.Regard´s Adrian. >.-

  4. Barbara

    For those of you might it a bit confusing (as I did) attaching the bodice to the skirt… Here is a photo tutorial!

    http://community.livejournal.com/blythedoll/1465995.html

    Hope that helps! =)
    xxoo
    Babs~

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  6. andrea

    i can’t print it out this pattern in the right size. it comes out really big. what should i do ?

  7. Sara

    I just finished the dress. I love it! I just have to add some decorative pockets or something to it. Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. Kimberly

    Thank you for sharing this pattern! I made two fantastic dresses! Thanks again!

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  10. Tracie

    My first attempt was a bit odd till I realised I’d cut off the fold line from my paper pattern and would have a seam straight up the front of my dress. I struggled a bit with the neckline – don’t know why but mine has ended up more of a square neck – just not that good a seamstress I guess.

    Your patterns are really terrific and thank you for posting them here for me to try out. I’ve not given up and the dress looks great. I’m now ready to have a go at another one. Keep up the brilliant website, it’s a treasure trove. Love and hugs.

  11. paperwaits

    This was so easy to do – thank you for having it here for people to use! I’ve never even sewn anything before (besides little repairs) and I did this hand sewing. It was very, very easy and it came out so cute! I can’t wait for my doll to get her so she can wear it.

    thank you 🙂

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  13. Merry

    I’m also having trouble printing it out. If I do so from the browser it’s too small. If I save the file and open it in an image program it’s huge (over 18″ across!). Help?

  14. Saltje

    LOVE the dress pattern… Gonna try it definitly… 😀

  15. waiting!!!

    thank you!!! i am still waiting for my blythe but i am going to start sewing!!!

    tanks for or your pattens!!

  16. ponyo_chan

    This is soo kawaii! I never tried it yet but it looks easy enough! =D

    Thanks for the patterns ^^

  17. Ellie

    is it possible to make this without using lightweight cotton??

  18. Kamila

    Your patterns are great, most of what my girls wear was made using these. Thank you so much!

  19. Beth

    In response to the printing problem- I think I’ve found an easy solution. The file is a picture file, so right click it and save the picture to your desktop. Then open a blank document in Microsoft Word. Click INSERT –> PICTURE –> FROM FILE. Then choose DESKTOP and choose the pattern picture file (in this case, its called “pattern_partydress.gif”). It will insert the pic onto the document. If you notice on the top of the document there is a ruler in inches. You can now easily tweak the picture to be 8 inches. You’ll have to adjust the margins to allow for 8 inches however. Go to FILE –> PAGE SETUP and change the right and left margins to 0.25″. This will give you enough room to stretch the picture to 8 inches on the ruler. Hope this helps!

  20. Hannah

    Thank you so much for thi pattern! 🙂 This is my first blythe Olive or Piper(I’m still deciding) andit was great!I also had trouble attaching the skirt to the bodice.

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  22. Kim

    My dress was too small after joining the bodice and skirt. I found Barbara’s tutorial above to be very helpful (although I was taught to never sew over pins!). I hadn’t realized that the edges of the skirt were supposed to stick out past the edges of the bodice.

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  24. Lynne

    I sewed the skirt to both layers of the bodice, but the inside of the skirt looks a little messy. Should I have sewn the skirt to just one layer of the bodice, then pinned the lining down over top of it and sewed it down?

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  26. justiceman

    I think MANY normal people have problem to print the right size of this pattern , simply because people don’t use BRAIN before do something. The most LOGIC thing to do when you create a pattern is to insert a square of 1 cm 1 cm so that everyone can use that as referiment. When you print, you have that the size will be printed correctly when that square measure really 1cm x 1 cm.. but there’s many idiot people in the world, they can’t reach a simple thing like this…. I can’t stand idiots….

  27. Rosalind

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    I’m hoping to give a contribution & help other users like its aided me. Great job.

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  29. Sue

    Thanks SO much for this little pattern. I had never sewn a dress b4 in my life esp not a tiny one like this. And, now I have a gorgeous little dress. I had to get help from a lovely person who created this wonderful tutorial. It was a HUGE help – I couldn’t have done it without this tut.

    http://blythedoll.livejournal.com/1465995.html

    Tmrw, I’ll take pics of my dress and share, God willing. =)

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