Black Tie Gala Gown 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The Black Tie Gala Gown features a fully lined sleeveless bodice with a V-back neckline and dropped waist. The bodice is adorned with a faux belt.  The full tea-length skirt has a back bustle in two sizes.  Perfect for a gala or benefit. 

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

Recommended Fabrics:

  • Bodice:  Remnant piece 12”x15” Satin, Polyester Shantung, or Sequin Fabric
  • Bodice Lining:  Remnant piece 12”x15” Taffeta, Lightweight Satin, or Lightweight Cotton  Main Overskirt:  1/3 yard of Lightweight Mesh, Lightweight Satin,  Lightweight Sequin Fabric, Tulle, Organza or Taffeta  Tulle
  • Underskirt:  1/3 yard of Tulle;  
  • Bottom Underskirt:  1/3 yard of  Lightweight Taffeta;  
  • Bustle:   Remnant piece 8”x 18” for Small Bustle Remnant piece 12”x 18” for Large Bustle Satin, Polyester Shantung, or Sequin Fabric 

Supplies Needed:

  • Bodice: Fabric Remnant piece 12”x15”
  • Bodice Lining: Fabric Remnant piece 12”x15”
  • Main Overskirt: 1/3 yard of Fabric
  • Tulle Underskirt: 1/3 yard of Tulle; 
  • Bottom Underskirt: 1/3 yard of Fabric
  • Thread 
  • (3) Snaps 
  • ½ yard of ½” Velvet Ribbon
  • (1) Decorative rhinestone belt slide 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 13 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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Susan T.
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Beautiful dess

I enjoyed making this dress. I shared a pic of the completed dress. I had on friend on FB ask could I make her the adult version of it.

Ronda P.
United States

Black tie Gala Gown

Very easy to sew. This unique design makes a lovely dress. The bustle adds a very pretty touch to the back of the gown.

Ronda P. verified customer review of Black Tie Gala Gown 18 Doll Clothes PatternRonda P. verified customer review of Black Tie Gala Gown 18 Doll Clothes Pattern

Simply a gorgeous dress!

I was very pleased with my purchase and use of this pattern. It makes a simply gorgeous dress and gave me perfect results. Always happy with the Eden Ava Couture patterns I've bought, and this one did not fail to delight me. :)