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Precious Jewel Collection
Flower girl special occasion dresses and accessories.

The Golden Empress
The Golden Empress Ensemble
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Dresses are photographed with extra full petticoats.

Size Chest Waist Tea Length Ballgown Length
1 21" 19" 25" (65)
2 (fits 3) 23" 21" 26" (67cm) 32"
4 (fits 5) 25" 23" 28" (72cm) 35"
6 26" 24" 32" (83cm) 38"
8 (fits 9) 26.5" 25" 36" 41"
NOTE: Please allow 1" to 2" between body and garment for comfort and easement. Length measurement is from hollow of neck to hemline. Keep in mind adding full crinoline may shorten dress length by 1" to 2".

Ensemble Materials:

  BERNAT Sports Weight Yarn - 5.6 oz, 160 grams, 431 yards, 394 meters

Main Color (MC)
I LOVE THIS YARN! Sports Weight Yarn - 2.5 oz, 70 grams, 210 yards, 394 meters

Contrasting Color (CC-A)
Naturally Caron SPA Bamboo Silk - 3 oz, 85 grams, 251 yards, 230 meters

Contrasting Color (CC-B)
Tea lgth. Flr lgth.
1 1 skein 9 skeins 1 skein
2 1 skein 10 skeins 11 skeins 1 skein
4 1 skein 11 skeins 12 skeins; 1 skein
6 1 skein 12 skeins 13 skiens 1 skein
8 1 skein 13 skeins 14 skeins 1 skein
Bridal Satin MC CC-A
Sash @2 3/4 yds - @3 3/4 yds  
Cover Buttons   small amount
Purse Lining 1/4 yd 1/4 yd
Skirt   @2 1/4 yds - @4 yds
Ribbon MC CC-C
7/8"-wide   5 yds Organza Ribbon
3/8"-wide 1 1/4 yds Feather Edge Dbl Face Satin Ribbon  
Beads
6mm Round Transparent Confetti Glass Beads "Crystal" (Bead Treasures Pkg. of 80)
Size 1 Size 2 Size 4 Size 6 Size 8
206 218 242 254 265
1 Tube of Czech Glass Atlas Tube beads "Topaz Luster" 6/0 2-Cut Hex Seed Beads
MISC
1 -- Magnetic Snap 3/4" (1.9cm)
4 to 5 -- 3/4" to 7/8" diameter cover buttons
2 -- 1 1/2" metal pin base
2 -- 50mm Nickel Comb with teeth
2 -- shoe-clip base

Style: 010P-GE
Item: PDF ePattern (30 -34 pages)

Skill level: Intermediate
Basic sewing skills

Instructions given:
    sizes: 1, 2, 4 & 6
    size: 8
Light Sports Weight yarn.
Our dress was done using:
MC: BERNAT Baby Coordinates - Color 01014 Natural (Bodice)
CC-A: I LOVE THIS YARN! - Color #25 Cream (Skirt)
CC-B: Naturally Caron Spa - Color 0007 Naturally (Finishings)

Crochet Hook: Size F (3.75mm), 00 (E, 3.50mm) and 0 (3.25mm) or size required for proper gauge

This design uses techniques inspired by the enchanted period of days gone by. The Golden Empress dress was designed with a shimmering sleeveless bodice, which has been embellished with bamboo silk cabbage rose, ribbon and leaves that sparkle with hand sewn crystal beads giving the bodice added interest and dimension. The champagne satin underskirt was overlaid with three tiers of crochet lace and detailed using brilliant glass crystal beads that will sparkle with movement. Your special little girl will feel like royalty in the bell style skirt, satin sash and cheerful little shoe-clips or frilly anklets. You can adorn her dress and her hair with matching cabbage rose corsage pins and barrettes. And of course no outfit is complete without a coordinated purse. She will love being able to carry her small treasures and other little-girl-essentials in the satin and crochet lace overlay purse.

  • Dress
  • Anklets
  • Purse
  • Cabbage Rose Flowers and Falling leaves
Fully illustrated sewing measurements and instructions are included in this pattern: (Instructions ONLY--separate skirt lining pattern NOT included)
  • Sash
  • Purse lining
  • Skirt lining
Craft instructions included in this pattern:
  • Corsage Pin construction
  • Hair comb construction
  • Shoe-clip construction
BONUS-- Matching Jewelry Set instructions:
  • 16" Necklace construction
  • 6" Bracelet construction
  • 1" Drop Earring construction
The Golden Empress dress is made with soft lightweight yarn and stitched in a lace by using open crochet work and thousands of pearl-like picots, which allows the dress fluid movement. The dress is trimmed out in tiny bamboo silk loops along the neckline and sleeves and the skirt is highlighted by three rings of shell stitching and crystal glass beads that sweep around.

Whether the ensemble is for your little girl or a gift, the Golden Empress dress will become a present to be cherished forever.

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