I Luv Summer 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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What girl can resist a summer dress perfect for picnics, parties and just having a great time?!  And the same goes for her doll!  This design, by Just 4 Us Dolls, for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl® provides the sewing enthusiast with plenty of opportunity for creativity through the use of coordinating colors, prints and trim options.  The faux tiered gathered skirt, bold midriff and bodice creates a cheerful contemporary look.  

To take advantage of the full skirt look of the I Luv Summer design, directions for a simple tulle petticoat have been included as a pattern bonus. 

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®. 

Suggested fabrics are lightweight 100% cotton wovens.  Narrow double-fold bias tape is used to finish the neckline and armhole openings.  Instructions for a hook & loop closure are included but the design provides adequate margins for alternate closures such as zippers or snaps.  Optional trims include mini-piping and 3/4” to 1” lace.

Supplies Needed:

  • Top skirt: 10” by 22” woven fabric
  • Lower skirt & midriff section: 9” by 18” woven fabric
  • Bodice: 5” by 16” woven fabric
  • Mini-piping trim: 25”
  • Narrow double fold bias tape: 26”
  • ¾” to 1” wide Lace trim: 36”
  • Hook & Loop tape: 5” by 3/8”
  • Coordinating thread for fabrics

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 23 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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LA
04/23/2022
Lisa A.
United States United States

I Luv Summer

I love patterns that encourage me to pair up different print patterns. I made my own bias tape, and also used it in place of piping, and loved the result! I’m honestly not usually a fan of binding neck or sleeve openings with bias tape, but it really worked well on this dress. Instructions were well written with plenty of pictures to help with the process, and the fit on my modern AG doll was just right.

Pixie Faire I Luv Summer 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
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08/27/2021
Sandra
United States United States

Adorable Dress

This dress is darling. I took the advice from another review and shortened the waist section 1/2 inch, this alteration made it a perfect fit. I love the piping and using FOE on the sleeves and neck made it easy to finish. I will be making this pattern again, love it.

Pixie Faire I Luv Summer 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
LA
08/03/2021
Lynn A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

I Luv Summer

Nice little dress. I cut the skirt and midriff pieces all in one, rather than separate front and back pieces that have to be stitched together. I’d make the midriff strip 1/4” to 1/2” narrower if I made this pattern a second time, as I felt the skirt sat too low on the doll. Tulle petticoat instructions, needs to specify the size of the wide bias binding tape please.

Pixie Faire I Luv Summer 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
08/03/2021

Pixie Faire

Hi Lynn! Good catch. Extra wide double fold bias tape is .5 inches wide. Generally comes in lengths of 3 yards per package. Super cute dress! Team Pixie Faire

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06/28/2018
Ada V.
Netherlands

I luv summer 18" doll clothes patterns

I use different Patterns from pixie faire. I like the Patterns because they are easy to make because they are clearly write. I love them because they are beautifull.

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05/31/2018
Sharon
Canada

Very Pretty

What a pretty dress with the combo of different fabrics, lace and trim! The fit on my doll is perfect.

Pixie Faire I Luv Summer 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review