Nancy and Mary Jane 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Make this delightful 1940s era dress that features a scalloped or picot self-fabric edging that was popular at the time.  Made in a single fabric, the edging creates a sweet and subtle embellishment, adding a contrasting fabric makes for a stunning finish.  The simple design of the dress includes a rolled collar with short puffed sleeves.  The waistline falls at the natural waist with a knee length gathered skirt.  The dress opens all the way in the back for easy dressing and is fastened with six buttons, although hook-and-loop tape or snaps can be used, if preferred.  A set of bias cut ties help to adjust the fit while adding a little extra adornment to the back.

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

Suggested Fabrics: Dress in medium weight cotton, cotton blends, cotton shirting, gingham, wool shirting, silk, or linen.  Lightweight fabrics such as cotton batiste can be used, but are not recommended.  Not suitable for knits. 

Supplies Needed:


    • View A & B Dress ~ 1/2 yard 45” wide fabric


    • Thread
    • Six 3/8” buttons (snaps or hook-and-loop tape can be used, if preferred)
    • Six inches 1/8” wide ribbon for decorative bow


    • Sewing machine 
    • Scissors
    • Pins
    • Hand sewing needle
    • Fabric marker
    • Iron and pressing tools
    • Ruler
    • Point turner or blunt needle
    • Tube turner for turning ties

Skill Level: Intermediate

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 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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