Pretty Pleats 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The Pretty Pleats dress is a Classic Style with a modern twist your 18 inch doll is sure to love!

The bodice front has two little pockets and a faux button placket with four decorative buttons going down the center front. The bodice is lined. The skirt of the dress is circular and pleated all around.

The belt is a separate piece with a slide buckle. It closes in the back with an invisible zipper.

This PDF sewing pattern from Fashioned by Rebecca, is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.  Please note that this dress was designed to fit the newer American Girl® dolls and will not properly fit the older and plumper dolls.

Recommended Fabrics:  lightweight to medium weight cotton

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/2 yard fabric
  • 10" x 10" scrap piece of fabric for bodice lining
  • 7"-9" invisible zipper
  • ribbon buckle with 1/2" slide
  • four 1/4" decorative buttons
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • hand sewing needle
  • matching thread
  • seam sealant
  • zipper foot

 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

 

What You Get: One 24 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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S
05/16/2022
Sewbig
United States United States

Pretty Pleats

Classic pleated dress. This would be one of those patterns you put in your reference file of "Go To" patterns. See how the dress gives the doll an hour glass shape - it's the pattern design which gives this illusion. The way the skirt is designed, the flare of the skirt, that's what gives it the attractive shape and classic design. It would work in the 40's as well as today. Glad I was a tester for this one.

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CM
05/11/2022
Carol M.
United States United States

Sweet and Classic Design

As tester for this pattern, I can say that it is well-designed with clear easy-to-follow instructions. Pressing AS YOU SEW is imperative, though, for good results!

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MG
05/11/2022
Michele G.
Canada Canada

Pretty Pleats

Pretty Pleats and they really are! The circular skirt with the pleats makes this dress really stand out and the look is easy to acheive with the great directions and pictures. The whole thing comes together easily and the little pocket and faux placket with buttons make it just adorable whether you are into vintage or modern

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LA
05/10/2022
Lisa A.
United States United States

Pretty Pleats!

Just like the title says, this dress has very pretty pleats! I was an early tester for this pattern, and there were so many things I liked about this dress. The skirt is a more circular shape that makes the pleats hang beautifully, the bodice is very nicely fitted with darts in the back to enhance the shaping, and those cute little chest pockets are a great accent. Dresses are always one of my favorite patterns, and this particular pattern is just different enough to make it stand out from other dresses. Instructions are well written and easy to follow, and includes extra tips that just make me a better sewist. Definitely a pattern to make more than once!

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