Simple Summer Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The Simple Summer Dress is a quick and easy beginner friendly pattern. This fully lined shift dress ties at the shoulders with ribbons. It uses very little fabric - with a fat quarter or some cute scraps plus a bit of ribbon, you will soon be dressing your doll in a sweet new sundress with a ruffled hem. You can choose to use lace instead of fabric for the ruffle or to add rickrack or other trim above the ruffle. There is also room to express your creativity on the front of the dress with embroidery, appliqué, iron-on transfers, etc.

This pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®, and is also available for 14-14.5" dolls such as Hearts for Hearts Girls® and WellieWishers™. 

Recommended Fabrics: light to mid weight woven cottons - a fat quarter works well

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/4 yard fabric
  • 28 inches of ribbon (for ties) 3/8 inch wide or narrower works best
  • 15 inches of rick rack or other trim (optional)
  • 16 inches of lace or fringe (optional hem finish)

    Skill Level:  Beginner

    What You Get: One 19 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.

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    Very easy to realize. I sewed two beautiful dresses in few minutes