Parade Day 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Travel back to the 1950s in this three piece dress ensemble by Keepers Dolly Duds. The sleeveless dress fastens down the back with five buttons or snaps (hook and loop tape can be used is preferred). It features a smart looking pleated bodice finished with a row of decorative buttons and a simple collar. A tidy little belt divides the gathered skirting from the bodice, giving it the appearance of a separate blouse and skirt. The contoured off-center front opening of the jacket, which closes with four small snaps under decorative buttons, gives this ensemble the look of a 1950s sophisticate.

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

Suggested Fabrics: Dress Bodice in light weight cotton, cotton blends, cotton shirting, muslin, batiste, voile, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Dress Skirting, Belt, and Jacket in in light weight cotton, homespun, cotton blends, linen, muslin, batiste, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Jacket Lining in synthetic lining, silk, muslin, batiste, or voile. Not suitable for knits.

 

Supplies Needed:
Fabric
  • Dress Bodice ~ 1/4 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Dress Skirting ~ 1/4 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Jacket and Belt ~ 1/4 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Jacket Lining ~ 1/4 yard 45” wide fabric

Notions
  • Thread

Dress
  • Four small decorative buttons
  • Five 3/8” buttons OR five small snaps OR 6” of 1/2” wide hook and loop tape
  • 6” square of lightweight fusible interfacing

Belt
  • One 1/2” wide slider buckle

Jacket
  • Four small decorative buttons
  • Four small snaps

Tools
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • Point turner or a blunt needle for squaring corners
  • Tube turner for turning the belt (a straw and bobby pin can be used instead)

     

    Skill Level: Intermediate
     

    What You Get: One 18 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! This PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step 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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