Ruby Dress for 18 inch Dolls

Knitting pattern for a beautifully stylish long party Ruby dress for 18 inch dolls like American Girl.

 The pattern consists of a a stylishly slim long evening gown and an exceptionally feminine lace cape or big collar, the prefect combination for a Christmas party outfit.

The pattern is graded intermediate because it is not as difficult as it might look. The dress is worked in plain stockinette with only one seam to sew and a zipper closure on the back.

The cape is worked in a lace pattern that will have both the written stitch by stitch instructions and a chart for those who prefer visual representation of the stitches.
Both items are worked flat on single pointed (optional circular)  2.00mm (US#0) needles or size to obtain gauge.
Both the dress and the cape are worked in Fingering, Lace or 2ply weight yarns, or any yarn that you can knit at 8 stitches per 1" over stockinette stitch. Lace and Sock will work well for both items , though the cape can also be worked in Perle Cotton #8.