Petals-n-Pleats 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Petals-n-Pleats is a 1930s styled dress designed to fit 18" dolls. The shape of the dress is an A-line shape with inverted pleats in both front and back. This little frock is knee length with a yoke in front that comes to a point in the center. Short sleeves are gathered at shoulder and onto sleeve band. A contrasting collar is made up of two pieces meeting in the center front. The dress closes in the back with an invisible zipper. A sweet little bow hand sewn onto center front completes the look!

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

Recommended Fabrics:  lightweight to medium weight cottons, not suitable for knit or jersey

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/2 yard fabric 
  • 10" x 15" scrap piece of fabric 
  • 7"-9" invisible zipper 
  • 12 inches of 1/4"-3/8" wide ribbon 
  • Iron and pressing tools 
  • hand sewing needle, matching thread, contrasting thread (optional), seam sealant, zipper foot


Skill Level:  Intermediate


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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jill A.
United States

Very sweet dress!

Just follow the directions and it’s easy!

jill A. verified customer review of Petals-n-Pleats 18 Doll Clothes Pattern
Donald .
United States


Made it turn out good Iam happy with it!

Pat F.
United States

Super cute

I haven't had the chance to make this one yet, but I have four grand-dolls eager to see what fabrics I choose! I have read through the pattern and expect it to go together like a breeze...all your patterns are well-written and easy to construct. Thanks for another versatile cute pattern

maria r.
South Africa

Petals-n-pleats dress

I am very happy with the pattern it made a beautiful dress. The

Kathleen McMillin

Petals and Pleats

Such a sweet pattern. Dress fits perfectly. Instructions are great.