Tulip Dress and Shrug 18" Doll Clothes Pattern


Create a beautiful new look for Spring for your 18-inch dolls! This is a sewing pattern includes both a dress and shrug. This outfit is perfect for when the weather starts to warm but retains a bit of a chill.  Wrap your doll up with something that helps with the windy days of springtime but has the promise of sun.

  • The dress design features princess lines on both the front and back of the bodice that open up into pleats creating a tulip shape in the skirt. The dress is sleeveless and has a heart-shaped neckline.  This dress can be made with a zipper or with hook and loop tape or with snaps for the closure in back.  
  • The shrug is one piece (dolman style) with long sleeves.  The shrug wraps in front to form an inverted V with the overlap edges extending to the shoulder area where it is snapped on each side.  A button is sewn on the overlap on the outside for accent.  The shrug can be made from fleece knit for a sweater like effect, or from a heavyweight stable knit such as a Ponte knit or a sweatshirt fabric like French terry.  The pattern has options for finishing the edges of the shrug.  For this pattern, it is best to select 2-way stretch knits that are stable and have a maximum stretch of 25 to 30% on the cross grain.  
Suggested Fabrics: Dress - woven cotton or cotton blends. Shrug - fleece, french terry, 2-way stretch medium knits

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/3 yard of fleece or stable 2-way stretch knit fabric with 25% stretch on the cross grain
  • 1/3 yard of woven fabric cotton or a cotton blend
  • 5½ inch length of hook and loop tape
  • 5 snaps
  • One ½ inch button for the shrug
  • Thread to match colors of fabrics
  • ¼ yard of contrast 2-way stretch knit fabric for bias strips –(option for shrug)
  • ½ yard contrast woven fabric for the bias strips – (option for shrug)
  • One 7-inch coil zipper to match fashion fabric - (option for dress closure


      Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

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