Happy Tiers Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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This cute pattern offers a variety of versions and is perfect for mixing prints or color blocking.

The Happy Tiers Dress is inspired by classroom years when students excitedly counted off the days before they could celebrate moving on to the next grade and the beginning of summer vacation. This little dress features a lined bodice, faux front placket, gathered tiered skirt, a choice of elasticized sleeves, butterfly sleeves, or sleeveless, a ruffled collar or collarless, and a back closure. The pattern includes a tutorial on perfecting gathers. 

This PDF sewing pattern by FROG Princess Fashions is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.  This pattern is modeled on modern, Mattel brand American Girl® dolls with slimmer bodies, but has enough ease to fit many of the older style Pleasant Company dolls. Be sure to compare the pattern pieces to your doll prior to cutting. The version in pink, yellow, and blue is pictured on a doll with waist measurement of 10½ .”

Recommended Fabrics: Best suited for woven fabrics such as cotton, poly-cotton, rayon, gauze, light chambray, lawn, seersucker, batiste, bubble gauze, eyelet, distressed, batik, and tie-dye cotton, also calico, gingham, plaid. Not recommended for sheer, stiff, stretchy, or heavy weight fabrics.

Supplies Needed:

Main Fabric—All Views:
  • ¼ yd fabric (may use two fat quarters)
Lining-All Views:
  • ⅛ yd fabric
  • ⅛ yd from bolt or cut from workroom scraps
  • 9 ⅜” or smaller two-holed buttons
  • High quality matching polyester or rayon thread, depending on fabric choice
  • 5 ½” thin hook and loop tape 
  • New, sharp size 11/12 needle
Trim Options:
  • 1)Narrow ¼” rickrack in coordinating color for sleeves, neck ruffle, and skirt tiers
  • 2)Narrow ¼” to ⅜” flat lace for sleeve hems, neck ruffle, between tiers and hem
  • 3)Narrow ⅛” piping for skirt tiers and edge of placket

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 20 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 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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