Spanish Dancer 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Taking some inspiration from the Spanish Flamenco dancers this dress is full of ruffles and frills. Coming from a form of dance that originated in Spain where the dress is as much a part of the dance as the dancer herself is. A simple kick of the heel will set the many ruffles of the skirt to dancing, while the ruffles on the shoulders and sleeves accentuate all the arm movements of the dancer. To finish off their costume the dancers often wear their hair in a simple bun accented with a fancy hairpin or a beautiful flower.
The blouse is accented at the shoulders with two ruffles, and a soft ruffle at the cuff of the 3/4 length sleeves. An optional rolled collar finishes off the blouse.
The skirt consists of five layers of ruffles which finish in a slight train. Use all five tiers to create a full ruffled skirt, or use only a few tiers to create a completely different look.
Both the blouse and skirt can be made with fabric ruffles, or a wide variety of lace and trim.
Also included as a bonus is a fabric hair flower.

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

Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight woven cottons, satins, chambray.

Supplies Needed:

View A:
  • 3/4 yard fabric
  • 1/3 yard contrast fabric
  • 4 small snaps
  • 11 inches of 1/4 inch wide elastic (Optional)

View B:
  • 3/4 yard fabric
  • 3 yards of pre-gathered trim that is at least 2 inches wide
  • 4 small snaps
  • 11 inches of 1/4 inch wide elastic (Optional)

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 50 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 6 page Summary of Instructions is included to help save on printer ink.  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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Hilary E.
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Spanish Dancer

Awesome! The dress is a complicated design but the instructions are good and if you take your time the end result will be a stunning beautiful dress! Be sure to use the serger when possible to reduce fabric fray and clip threads as you go for the same reason. Slow and steady and once you understand the skirt layer technique the dress will come together nicely. After you cut your pieces be sure to mark them with chalk or pen to help keep everything orderly, it takes time but in the end it will save you from a headache. LOVE this Dress!

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Spanish Dancer

This outfit is so glamorous and fun. There are a lot of ruffles to gather but the end results are so worth the time, the layers are just gorgeous. The blouse also has a lot of detail but went together easily with the fantastic step by step directions. My doll has a smaller waist and directions were given so I could get a perfect fit.