Clara Marie - A Ballet Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Sew a Nutcracker Ballet inspired dress with this pattern designed by Doll Tag Clothing for 18 inch dolls. This is an “all in one” dress that includes a waistband and a bloomer short underneath the skirt. The bodice is fully lined and it closes with hook-and-loop in the back. The sleeve is made in two parts and finished with ribbon and a bow. There are small gathers at the shoulder. The legs of the shorts are finished with an elastic in a casing. The dress is designed for woven fabrics and looks beautiful when you use a sheer fabric for the sleeves and skirt.

This dress is designed to fit soft body 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics: Main Fabric, Lining and Waistband — Light to medium weight woven fabric such as Cotton or quilters cotton.  Skirt and Sleeves — Sheer fabrics such as chiffon, dance mesh or lace.

Supplies Needed:

  • Fabric — 10” x 18”
  • Lining — 5” x 7.5”
  • Waistband Fabric — 1.5” x 13”
  • Sheer Fabric — 12.5” x 29”
  • Satin Ribbon 1/4" wide — 38”
  • Elastic 1/8” wide — 10”
  • Hook-and-loop Tape — 3”


Skill Level:  Easy to Intermediate

What You Get: One 17 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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