Colonial Day Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Make your own pretty 1770s ensemble with this beautifully designed Keepers Dolly Duds doll clothes pattern. Both dresses fasten in the back with thread loops and buttons, necklines trimmed with a pretty ruffle, and the sleeves with double ruffles. View A has applied ruching around the neckline. down the front bodice, and around the sleeves above the ruffles. It features three bodice bands to tuck the lace trimmed fichu into. The long eared cap features a lace ruffle. View B has a plain bodice and lace trimmed hemline. A proper pinner apron that ties at the back, long eared cap with a a self fabric ruffle, and lace trimmed fichu give this dress a true 18th century appearance.

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Suggested Fabrics: Dress in medium weight cotton, cotton blends, wool, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Cap, fichu, and apron in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, silk, or linen. Not suitable for knits.


Supplies Needed:
View A Dress ~ 2/3 yard (0.66 m)
View B Dress ~ 1/2 yard (0.5 m)
Apron, Cap, Fichu, Sleeve Ruffles ~ 1 yard (1 m)

View A Dress
__three 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons
__20-inches (50 cm) narrow lace
View B Dress
__three 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons
__62-inches narrow lace
View A Cap
__5-inches 3/8-inch (9 mm) wide elastic
__20-inches (50 cm) 1-1/4-inch (3 cm) wide lace
View B Cap
__5-inches 3/8-inch (9 mm) wide elastic
__24-inches (61 cm) narrow lace
__two miniature straight pins, can be found at many
craft stores


    Skill Level: Intermediate

    What You Get: One 37 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 digitally drawn 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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    colonial day dress

    Love it! Pattern guided me into making a high quality detailed dress. Fit is great, too.

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