Dance Time 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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“Dance Time”, by Karen Lorraine Design, consists of a tank-style leotard with boyleg pants, and a three-layer tulle tutu. The leotard is made from knit/stretch fabric. The bodice is lined which makes sewing this dance outfit an easy to sew project! The 3-layered tulle skirt is sewn into the one-piece design at the waistline with pretty ribbon sparkling from the overskirt hemlines. This pattern does not require any elastic or closures, it's sewn with a stretch stitch and stretches easily to slip on and off the doll. The tulle can be either stiff or a softer stretch mesh.

There is a variation to make the top and bottom as two pieces too. Also included in this PDF sewing pattern are three bonus items. Leg warmers and fingerless gloves can be quickly sewn from stretch knit fabrics! 

This package allows the seamstress to indulge in a world of solo color, go jazzy in foil Lycra fabrics, or mix it up with sequins and glitter. 

This pattern will fit various 18-inch dolls.

This pattern is also available for 14-15" dolls such as WellieWishers™ and Ruby Red Fashion Friends.

Recommended Fabrics: 4-way stretch fabrics like dance fabric, lycra, foil Lycra fabrics

Supplies Needed:
• 1/4 yard 4-way stretch fabric like lycra, cotton soft knit, dance fabric. 
• 31" (wide) x 15" (deep) tulle
• Sock fabric or knit fabrics for leg warmers (optional) 4½" x 4½".
• Stretch fabric for fingerless gloves (optional) 1" (w) x 3" (d).
• 1/8" or 1/4" wide ribbon for the base of the tulle skirts (if desired). The length needed is about 100" (2.54 m).
• Matching or contrasting polyester thread.
• Stretch needle (for sewing machine). 

      Skill Level:  Intermediate

      What You Get: One 32 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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      Karen T.
      United Kingdom United Kingdom

      Dance time 18" doll leotard and tutu pattern

      Bought this pattern to make the outfit for a dog doll I was making. The pattern was easy and straight forward to follow, a quick make. The finished item was the perfect size. Love this outfit and would heartily recommend it.


      Dance Recital

      Made this outfit in red with the gold ribbon on the bottom. Also used, the LLM Breezy Dayz jacket to make matching dance recital outfit for my granddaughter. She loved it and the outfit looked just like hers!. Boy legs were perfect for the outfit. Easy to make. To make it easier for her to get off and on, I left the back open. She can now put it on all her dolls, regardless of the size of their bodies. Even have a "Fancy Nancy" that might get to wear it!

      Branson, MO

      Gotta have it!

      My granddaughter saw the picture of the lavender one I made and needed 3, Two for AG dolls and one for Wellie Wisher! Thanks for super easy pattern that pleases a 5 year old!