Make your own 1930s styled dresses with this classic Keepers Dolly Duds pattern. These cute little thirties inspired frocks will not only be a very pretty addition to your doll's historical wardrobe, but their timeless appeal will also find a place in their modern wardrobe! View A features a scalloped collar, scalloped bodice overlay, and lightly puffed short scalloped sleeves trimmed with tiny rick-rack and bows. View B has a geometrical style that features a pointed collar, pointed bodice overlay, and lightly puffed short pointed sleeves trimmed with tiny buttons. Both dresses feature knee-length skirting and fasten in the back with five buttons (snaps or hook and loop tape can be used if preferred). Side ties form a pretty bow tie in the back of each dress which allows for some adjustment for fitting dolls with varying waistlines.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: View A and B Dress and Contrast fabric in lightweight fabric such as cotton, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 25 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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Very clear instructions, easy to follow. I hand stitched the rickrack on the purple dress. I made self covered piping for the brown print , and piped the bottom of the bodice overlay and the sleeve edges. Both dresse turned out so cute! My fingers did not want to tie knots in the ends of the white bias tubes for the bows on the purple dress, so I fray checked the ends.
I love the cute designs of all your 18 inch doll clothes. I don't know why it is, but when I use your patterns they turn out better, maybe it is the designs or the instructions.