Summer Twirl Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Revised & Updated June 2019.

Your 18" doll such as American Girl® will make a statement in this gorgeous dress! Design details include a simple tank style bodice and a gathered circle skirt. The dress opens in the back with a hook and loop tape closure. This PDF sewing pattern by 123 Mulberry Street is designed for use with knit or woven fabrics. There are a separate set of pattern pieces for the woven bodice.

This pattern was originally published in 2013 and has been revised with a fresh new look. Follow along with the full-color step by step instructions. It's the perfect pattern for a beginner!

Suggested Fabrics: Lightweight knit fabric or lightweight woven fabric. 

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/4 yard fabric
  • Thread and sewing machine
  • hook and loop tape
  • Iron (with steam option)
  • Optional - Ballpoint or Stretch needle
  • Optional - Twin needle
  • Optional - Stabilizers for knits
  • Belt - 3/8" ribbon and a 3/8" or 1/2" Slide style buckle

Skill Level: This is a fun and easy pattern!

What You Get: One 13 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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Louise G.

This is a quick and

This is a quick and easy pattern with a great fit. I even made it with non-stretch material and it still turned out good. I am very happy with this pattern.

Tana S.

I love the pattern. I

I love the pattern. I combined it with leggings for a bling outfit. It is a little snug even though I used a two way stretch. My doll is AG Julie. I thing she is bigger than some. I would like to include a pic but am not sure how.


Very Cute

This pattern is easy to do up quickly. I have found that for lighter weight knits it is just as easy to self-line the bodice. For heavier knits, it does up just fine as per directions

Robin M.

Quick and easy to use.

Quick and easy to use. Turned out very cute, I paired my dress with cropped leggings, sandals and matching headband.

Deb L.


I liked the overall look of the dress. I lined the bodice for greater stability and because I don't like the unfinished look of the 1/4 inch seams with zigzag or serge edges. My biggest complaint is that there are no grain lines shown on the pattern pieces yet the instructions say to be sure to follow the grain of the fabric when cutting out the pattern pieces