Frill Seekers Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Calling all Girly Girls! Traditional but contemporary, this pretty dress features a lined faux-wrap bodice, optional ruffles around the neckline or shoulders, a full gathered skirt cut on a gentle bias, and a self tie. It closes in the back with snaps or hook and loop tape. Two options are given for the neckline trim: contrasting purchased trim, or a self-ruffle that is finished off with easy bias edging using a Hong Kong Finish. A detailed tutorial on how to sew an attached lining with finished seams is also included in this PDF pattern.

Don't miss the coordinating little sister pattern designed to fit 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™, also available on Pixie Faire. 

Recommended Fabrics:  Light to medium-weight cottons, lightweight chambray, denim, or corduroy, lightweight sateens, silks, or brocades


Supplies Needed:
-½ yard of fabric: light to medium-weight cottons, lightweight chambray denim or corduroy, lightweight sateens, silks or brocades.
-Optional: ¼ yard of lightweight fabric for lining, such as batiste
-Matching thread
-Three medium-sized snaps OR Two strips of ¼” hook and loop tape, approximately 4”- 6” long.

For Option 1 Add:
-a glue stick to finish bias trim edges
-a pair of small, very sharp scissors (essential for the Hong Kong Finish)
-Optional: graph paper for drawing the bias strip pattern piece OR rotary scissors and cutting mat

For Option 2 Add:
-½ yd. of ¾” to 1 – 1/4” wide gathered trim, cut into two 9” pieces

Skill Level:  Intermediate


What You Get: One 46 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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DellaSue S.
United States

Frill Seekers Dress

I was really please with this dress. It fit perfectly. I had no problems making it. It looks great!

Patricia Rose
Niagara Region, Canada

Frill Seeker Dress

Love, Love, love this little dress. I have already made several using ready made trim and will try my own trim next time. Thanks so much for the freebie pattern that somehow I had overlooked before. Just love it - easy, fast and perfect fit.

Las Vegas, NV

cute dress but horrible instructions

My overall experience was frustrating. This is a 47 page pattern. I don't like to print the whole 47 pages as I feel it's a waste of paper. I typically only print the summary of sewing instructions since I am a fairly experienced sewer. I decided to sew Option 3. So Option 3 starts out ok, preparing the sleeve ruffles. Then it says complete Steps T-1 - T3 in the lining Tutorial. Well, this is not on my summary of instructions or if it is, it is not numbered T-1 - T3. So I have to go back and pull up the pattern to find Steps T1 - T3. Next step after adding ruffles to the bodice is complete Steps T4 - T11. I have to go back and pull up the pattern to find these steps. Then complete steps 7-8 on page 18. I have to go back and pull up the pattern AGAIN to find these steps. Then after overlapping the bodice you complete steps 23-34 from Option 1. I guess I should have just sewed Option 1 instead. Very frustrating. I like the dress but I don't recommend the pattern. It was not a pleasant experience. I usually love the patterns from Pixie Faire but I cannot recommend this one.

Rita C.

Frill Seekers Dress

This is indeed the dress for all girly girls. The pattern is well written and extremely clear. I had so much fun sewing with this [pattern, that I made 3 different versions. To view how they turned out, go to AdollablebyRita on This will certainly give you ideas and trust me, you can't go wrong with this pattern!!!

Kem S.

Good instructions and nice design

I made this dress using a small flower print. This pattern takes a little longer than most. However, it turned out very nicely. The fit was excellent.