Disco Diva 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The “Disco Diva” pattern, by Genniewren Designs, is a fun dance outfit for all your soft-bodied 18” dolls. Both girls and boys will love this funky outfit.

Loosely based on 1970s disco outfits, this bodysuit has hints of Elvis, and the glam rock era too. It is easily customized with stretch trims (e.g. glittery fold over elastic).

The Disco Diva pattern is designed for four-way stretch fabrics only, such as dancewear and swimwear performance fabrics.

The front-fastening bodysuit design has two basic views: View A has an optional rounded collar that can be worn standing up or laid flat, flared sleeve and leg ruffles, and a fabric belt. View B has a square collar, an elasticized lower sleeve, and a split leg ruffle. It is shown with a purchased chain belt. Either view can also be made without the collar if desired. The pattern pieces for the different views can be mixed and matched to create a custom outfit.

Instructions are included for a hook and loop front closure, as well as for two types of zipper (regular or invisible zipper), but a zipper is recommended for authenticity and practicality, as hook and loop tape may damage the foil finishes of some of the shinier dancewear fabrics.

This PDF sewing pattern contains 9 pages of pattern pieces. It has been rated intermediate because it requires four-way stretch fabric. If you are comfortable sewing with stretch fabrics then this pattern is easy to make.

I hope you enjoy making this as much as I enjoyed the designing. It was so much fun to see all the tester versions.

Recommended Fabrics: The Disco Diva pattern is designed for four-way stretch fabrics only, such as dancewear and swimwear performance fabrics. It is NOT suitable for woven fabrics.   

Supplies Needed:
Option 1 – two-color suit with collar (either View A or View B)
- 12” x 30” main fabric
- 18” x 40” contrast fabric
- 10” x 8” non-fusible interfacing or plain cotton fabric such as muslin for the collar interlining
- 1 x 7” closed end zipper (regular or invisible is fine) or 5” ultra thin hook and loop tape
- One 1 1/2” or larger buckle (with a 1” tall opening in the center)
- 8” x 1/4” wide elastic for View B sleeves only
- 8 x zip ties. The small (1/8” wide) ones are perfect for doll’s clothing.
Option 2 – one-color suit without collar or belt (either view A or View B)
- Half a yard of 44” wide (or wider) fabric
- 1 x 7” closed end zipper (regular or invisible is fine) or 5” ultra thin hook and loop tape
- 8” x 1/4” wide elastic for View B sleeves only.
All options and views
- Stretch trims (e.g. fancy fold over elastic) as desired

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 53 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.  This pattern includes a 6 page Summary of Instructions section so you can print out just the text version if desired to save on printer ink!  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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