Eden Ava Couture Vintage 1930’s Dress

Eden Ava Couture Vintage 1930’s Dress

Eden Ava Couture by Donna Seabury offers vintage-inspired and modern fashion patterns for dolls, such as American Girl Dolls. Here is a little about Donna and how she got her start designing.


I started sewing when I was 21. I had just graduated from college and I had gotten a job, but I didn’t have any money to buy clothes for the office. I taught myself to sew using doll clothes patterns for cabbage patch dolls and once I was confident with my sewing, I started sewing clothes for myself. When my daughters started collecting American Girl Dolls, I found I could make most of the clothes in one evening….and that was it…..I was hooked by the instant gratification! 
 In 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I started publishing my patterns as an escape from the ugliness of the disease and to cope with treatment. Three years later, I am cancer free and I have a thriving business! 


Here’s my review of the 1930’s Vintage Dress pattern!

I used the Eden Ava Couture 1930s Vintage dress pattern to make Ellie’s Sunday dress.

The dress features a rounded collar & cuffed sleeves. All great details that make this little dress stand out! And while the vintage flavor of this pattern is great for historical doll sewing; I think this dress looks pretty modern!

I’m really impressed with the way the collar and lining come together. I added a strip of leftover bias to make a button placket.

Notice the itsy witsy buttons? They are handcrafted by Hannah of Fastenation Studio! She also custom matched the buttons for my Sally dress. I’m such a huge fan, but especially for doll sized buttons. These are bitty enough for Barbie!

I can’t wait to show you what I made with the Peppermint Snow pattern! What I really love about Eden Ava Couture patterns is the attention to small details that bring these doll clothes to life. They have easy to follow instructions, and the fit is always spot on!

Eden Ava Couture is offering 5 free patterns to one lucky winner, BUT everyone who signs up for the Eden Ava Couture Newsletter gets this free Reversible Wrap-Around Halter Top pattern.

This giveaway is goes from January 5-15 and is open worldwide to 18 years and over.

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About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Ginger

    My girls just aren’t into dolls yet. :( We got one for our 4-year-old once and she’d rather play with a bow & arrow set or her “How to Train Your Dragon” dragons. Never-the-less, I can dream and look at your pretty creations.
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  2. Rachel

    I can’t get over the tiny buttons! Super impressive sewing- I can’t even imagine. Though I did take advantage of the link you shared last week? and picked up some doll patterns for a steal. I’ll work my way into it ;)
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  3. Amy of while wearing heels

    Wow. I am not even sure I’d be able to see the little holes on those buttons to sew them on…you are so impressive with each little detail you do to make anyone’s pattern look even more amazing.
    Amy of while wearing heels recently posted…Baby It’s Cold OutsideMy Profile

  4. Stephanie S.

    What a wonderful dress and giveaway. Thank you for your great patterns.

  5. gina

    That dress is adorable and looks like it came from AG!! I would love that pattern in my girls’ sizes :)
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