My Tent Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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My Tent Dress designed by Pink Ladybug Fashions is a comfy trend from the 1970s. With no darts, no waistline and no belt, it's fitted at the top and loose at the bottom, creating a casual tent shape. The yoke is lined and the back is finished with hook and loop tape.

There are three options to add if you choose to:
1 - Pockets with bows and loops
2 - Front bow and tab
3 - Shoulder bows and loops

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as the newer American Girl® dolls. This pattern is also available designed to fit 14-14.5" dolls such as Hearts For Hearts Girls® and WellieWishers™

Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight cotton or cotton blend

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/3 yard fabric for the front, back, and back facing
  • 6 inches contrast fabric for the yoke and yoke facing
  • The pockets, bows, and loops can be cut out of either fabric
  • 5 1/4" soft hook and loop tape - 1/2" wide
  • matching thread
  • one button if making the yoke bow
  • two buttons if making the shoulder bows

    Skill Level:  Intermediate

    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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    Judith D.
    United States

    My Tent Dress for 18" dolls

    Very nice pattern and easy to follow directions. Makes up nicely.

    United States United States

    Tent Dress

    Love this pattern. It was easy to follow and turned out so cute.

    Janice S.
    United States United States

    Tent Dress Pattern

    This is the cutest pattern ever!! I made it for Kit and it looks so cute on her with her hairstyle. The pattern is very easy and the instructions are clear. It brought back some great memories for me!

    Melody P.
    United States United States

    Love it

    I am excited about this last pattern, it can be used in Christmas prints, as well as satiny materials. Then of course in summer, it is great with cottons.

    Bettie B.
    United States United States

    My tent dress for 18" doll

    I love the tent dress pattern. It was so easy and reminded me of similar dresses I wore. I made this pattern for welliwisher doll and now sewing it for the larger doll.