1774 Colonial Elegance Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Does your doll pretend to live in colonial times?  Do you need to make her some new dress-up clothes? Fashioned by Rebecca's Colonial Elegance captures the style of the late 1770′s perfectly!

The Colonial Elegance PDF Dress Pattern from Fashioned by Rebecca designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl® was inspired by the colonial fashion era. The pattern has been updated and the pieces have been "tweaked" for a better fit and a more enjoyable sewing experience.

The pattern is for a two piece ensemble, consisting of the lined bodice and the fully lined skirt. The first piece, the bodice is lined for a professional looking finish. It has ten tiny eyelets and a criss-crossing ribbon tie. The ruffle on the collar and sleeves are gathered. The top bodice closes in the back with hook and loop tape. The second piece is the skirt: it is gathered all around. Encased in the skirt waistband is elastic, making it easy to put on your doll.

Please note that this sewing pattern is not historically correct.


Supplies Needed:

  • 1/2 yard each main fabric and lining fabric (woven cotton)
  • 9" x 18" fabric piece of contrast fabric
  • 8-1/2" elastic (1/4" wide)
  • 1/8" eyelets (10x) and eyelet setter
  • 24" ribbon (1/8" wide)
  • ultra lightweight fusible interfacing (optional)
  • small safety pin (to insert elastic into waistband)
  • hook and loop tape and thread
  • iron and pressing tools
  • matching thread


Skill Level: Intermediate. Knowledge of sewing straight seams, sewing curves, and gathering/pleating required. Some hand sewing is required to finish the dress.

What You Get: One 18 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides 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.

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