1850's Girls Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Make your own pretty 1850's style dress with this doll clothes pattern featuring two bodice options: A trimmed edged vest overlay that extends down over the top of the skirting or double front trimmed edge panels. Add a single ribbon bow to sit center front neckline. Short sleeves were typical early 1850's fashion for young girls and this pattern provides an option for either single or double layered sleeves. The gown features double skirting with a finished skirt length of approximately 7 1/2" or mid-calf. The over-skirt has a trimmed scalloped shaped hemline. Lace, bias or piping can be used as edging. The back fastens with three buttons or snaps closures and side ties form a pretty bow at the back and allows for adjusting fit as the newer dolls tend to have much smaller waistlines than some of their predecessors.

This is a relatively easy intermediate pattern, by Keepers Dolly Duds, and a great choice for someone with limited sewing experience.

Suggested Fabrics: View A and B Dress in a lightweight fabric such as cotton, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.

 

Supplies Needed:
Fabric:
  • View A and View B Dress ~ 2/3 yard (0.6 m) 45-inch wide fabric

Notions:
  • Thread
  • View A and View B Dress
  • 3 yards 1/2-inch (12 mm) wide lace or trim
  • 10-inch square of lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Small ribbon bow
  • Three small snaps OR 3-inches of
  • 1/2-inch (12 mm) wide hook and loop tape
  • OR three 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons

 

Skill Level: Intermediate
 

What You Get: One 21 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step full color illustrations 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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TM
05/28/2022
Theresa M.
United States

1850's Girls Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

Love the pattern, easy to follow.

R
04/29/2022
Raymonde
Canada Canada

1850's dress

As Always Keepers Dolly duds made it easy. A nice freebie Friday pattern that I used with remnants. Mixing colours was fun. Thanks you pixie faire.

Pixie Faire 1850's Girls Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
SW
01/21/2022
Sonia W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

1850s Girls Dress

This is one of my favorite Keepers Dolly Duds patterns because the result is so pleasing. The pattern pieces are very clear and the instructions are very thorough and well-illustrated. I have made both of the two bodice designs and I like the way the bodice overlays give the opportunity for color coordinating fabrics and trim. The wavy overskirt is a very pretty style and I tried out edging the underskirt with a wider trim that matched the narrow trim on the bodice and overskirt. The bodice fits very well and the pretty double sleeve adds a little more detail to the overall effect.

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FC
02/08/2021
florence c.
United States United States

1850 dress

Love it .easy instruction

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DD
01/06/2021
Deborah D.
United States United States

1950's Dress

I thought the pattern was overall easy to follow. I have a larger body American Girl doll so I didn't put the darts in at the bodice and it was a good fit. I love the cute style of the curves on the skirt. I personally add some piping on the collar and I like a fuller bow in the back so I just doubled the size of the back bow.