The Wildflower Dress, by BuzzinBea, features an off-shoulder ruffled neckline with ¾ sleeves, long shoulder straps and ruffled skirt.
The pattern design also features several variations such as shorter sleeves, waistband accent and crop top and skirt option. With several combinations of styles to choose from, this dress is sure to become the new summer or spring essential for your 18-inch dolls.
This PDF doll clothes sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Quilting cotton - Poplin and Calico Fabric - Lightweight fabric such as crepe, chiffon, eyelet, and gingham - Any woven fabric
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 22 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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I have made three of the dresses so far with different strap variations. I love them all. I’m just about to start the skirt and crop top option. After measuring the paper pattern of the bodice on my OG doll, I found that I needed to add extra width on the back seam, to accommodate her larger measurements. I also cut out the side seams straight instead of curved, as she doesn’t really have a waist. This is one of the very few patterns that I have actually bought, and I certainly don’t regret it. I did a rolled hem on my overlocker for the frills and the finished dresses look amazing.
I’ve had this pattern for awhile, but just made it today, and really liked it. If you need practice on gathering, this is a a great pattern choice, as there are lots of ruffles! The fit was excellent on my AG doll. (Because her fingers are kind of spread, you do have to be careful getting it over her fingers, and being sure the arms go through the right openings.)
So cute and easy instructions with photos. Goes together like a dream!
I made these dresses for two my nieces, the pattern was easy and straight forward to follow. I paired the dresses with cowboy boots, they loved that they had clothes for their American Girl dolls that were different from their friends.