School Dance Dress 14.5" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Your 14.5 inch doll will be ready for the School Dance is her easy to make and fun to wear dress. Use colorful prints and solids and mix and match the front and sleeves to create a unique look every time you sew. Change the fabrics to match the seasons and your doll is ready for the holidays, back to school, Valentine's Day or Easter.

The School Dance Dress is an easy to sew pattern to make an A-Line dress with long sleeves in three variations. Add elastic to the sleeves or leave it out for a fuller or retro, 1960's or 1970's look. Choose the simplest version with a solid front (perfect for machine embroidery, heat transfer vinyl, or appliqué), or add a contrasting panel with simple, straight edges or a pretty, princess seam. BONUS: Instructions included for an attached bow, belt or ribbon to tie in front or back to embellish your dress and create your own style.

This classic but simple dress is very easily made from a quarter yard of fabric (quilter's fat quarters work great!) in a woven cotton or other lightweight fabric. Mix and match your fabrics and add trims for unlimited design options. Embellish your dress with embroidery, appliqué, heat transfer vinyl, buttons, bows, crystals, ribbon, trim, ric rac, lace, chain, beads, or any other fun trim you like! With a fully open hook and loop tape closure in back, it's easy on and off for little hands. This pattern is also a perfect pattern for girls that want to learn to sew for their dolls to use to create a full wardrobe for their dolls, or for more experienced seamstresses to make a basic doll wardrobe with lots of options.

This PDF sewing pattern was specifically designed and tested on 14.5" WellieWishers™ sized dolls. Please measure and test the fit on your own doll as there are many on the market and it may not fit the same on all of them.

Please view our other listings of this pattern for 18" dolls such as American Girl®, and Disney® Animators'.

Recommended Fabrics:  quilter's cotton, lightweight cotton, eyelet, seersucker etc.

Supplies Needed:
-1/4 yard of cotton, or other lightweight fabric
-3-4 inches of hook and loop tape
-4 inches of 1/8 inch elastic for sleeves
-Optional trim, fabric scraps (for bow), ribbons, appliqués, crystals, lace, ric rac, etc.
-Sewing Thread

Skill Level: Easy (sewing straight lines and easy curves)

What You Get: One 25 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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Barbara H.

Have made this one over and over

I LOVE this pattern. I have made every view on the pattern. I made sleeveless Easter dresses for two of my H4H dolls. I made both views with the long sleeves for back-to-school dresses for another two of my H4H dolls. And I plan on making more. I have a lot of dolls that are in this size range. It's so much fun to make this pattern because you can do so many different things with it.

Michelle N.
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I purchased the 18" doll size as well as the 14.5". Went together easily. I made View C and just finished Holiday outfits for both. I also made the fleece cape from the Everything Nice Accessories pattern to go with them. I really like Kat's patterns and am accumulating quite a few. The other thing I like is that I had a question about this pattern so I sent Kat an email. She responded very quickly and was very nice.

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Linda M.

Easy & flexible pattern

I love this little WellieWishers dress pattern. It is easy and quick to sew and so flexible - can use coordinating fabrics or one fabric; looks great with belt, lace, ricrac, flowers and many other embellishments.

E S.

Great dress

Love the way this dress can be changed to get different looks. It is easy to sew for a great look.


Sweet little dress!!

I made the simple version of this dress with one color fabric because I loved it so much. The pattern worked up well! I love these patterns by OhSewKat because they are right in line with the high level of professionalism that she puts out in her work!!! SUPER cute!!!! Thank you!!