Q - Do you have any suggestions for a long sleeve dress pattern for an older girl?
A - Yes! Although it seems most heirloom patterns for girls are designed with short sleeves, there are some very nice classic styled dresses for older girls that have long sleeve variations.
One such pattern is Victoria Lynn from Kay Guiles Designs. It's a dropwaisted dress pattern in sizes 4 - 14 and includes several elegant heirloom collar variations. A matching dress pattern for the 18 inch dolls is also available.
Another great pattern, available in sizes 6 - 16, can be found in Contemporary Heirlooms For Older Girls, a pattern/book by Martha Pullen. The patterns come with a 79 page book that contains detailed instructions, illustrations and color photographs.
It includes a dress that can be made with or without a collar and can be either sleeveless, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve or long sleeve.