Looking for a stylish new dress for your 18 inch doll? This fun, spunky little frock is a great choice for a special occasion! This 18 inch doll clothes PDF pattern includes two dress bodice options:
View A (Cover Dress) is a charming sundress with princess seams and double shoulder strap detail. The bodice is fully lined with straps enclosed in the shoulder seams.
View B (Pink Dress) is a stylish overbodice to showcase a fabulous stretch lace. This design includes long sleeves sewn with french seams and is sewn to the delicate under-bodice (described in view A).
Both options include three ruffles dancing atop a basic straight skirt. The “Rosalie” dress closes up the back with a placket for hooks and eyes - a couture and delicate finish! (optional directions also included for a simpler velcro closure.)
The Rosalie dress is a beautiful new design for 18 inch dolls with body types similar to American Girl.
Recommended Fabrics: A lightweight cotton or silk is ideal for the body of this dress. We used a cotton/silk sateen and cotton lawn for these examples. Use a pretty stretch lace for the over- bodice; dancewear mesh, heavy tulle, or lightweight netting will work well for the skirt ruffles. Any light silk or poly fabric will do beautifully as a lining.
-1/4 yard fabric
-1/4 yard lining
-1/4 yard stretch lace (lace over bodice)
-1/2 yard (45” wide) or 1/4 yard (60” width) of dancewear mesh or tulle for ruffles
-5 - Hook and eyes (or closure of your choice) Matching thread
-Optional: 3 yards narrow trim for skirt ruffle hems
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 26 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!