Patio Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Spring and Summer bring together for patio parties! The Patio Dress PDF Pattern from Jelly Bean Soup Designs will give your doll the perfect thing to wear for all of those fun events. This fun dress features a border print used for the long skirt with coordinating colors. The cute top of the dress is cool and comfortable featuring spaghetti straps and a tiny ruffle on the bodice. The ribbon belt is adorned with a silk ribbon flower. This cutie can be made up in your choice of bright graphic prints or in cool pastels. Anyway you do it your American Girl will be looking her best!


Supplies Needed:
Skirt- 1/4 yard. ( I found a border print for one of the skirts.  If using border print, please purchase 24 inches if border runs length of fabric).
Bodice and ruffle- 1/3 yard
Bodice lining- scraps from dress
-Second ruffle -1/8 yard
-5 inches of hook and loop tape
-13 or 14 inches of 5/8
-Matching thread.
Optional - 1 small silk ribbon flower

Skill Level:  Intermediate


What You Get: One 11 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 to purchase.


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Kathy O.

Fun dress

I JUST MADE THIS DRESS AND I plan on making more! It is a fun dress and with all the summer fabrics now a girl can't have too many !

Hope F.

Sweet and simple!

I made a cute sundress from this pattern, using the bodice and skirt pieces and leaving off the skirt ruffles and frill on the bodice. I had no problems with printing to the correct size and even though it is a very fitted top, there is still enough room for sewing on press studs. I liked the " pin and gather to fit" method of attaching the skirt to the bodice. Minus the frills, it went together quickly. This is a pattern that I can use to get a variety of different looks by adjusting the amount of gathers and trims and frills. I am already looking for a suitable border print to try the full pattern.

Laura C.

Patio Dress

Love this dress ! I made it a few months ago and had the same scale problems as the previous two postings. It fits the smaller bodied Tolley Tots doll but can't get it on the AG. I will adjust a bit more for the next time, but it turned out really cute, especially with the bow tie slip ons of the same fabric... too cute :)

Jaci G.

Patio Dress

Just bought this pattern and tried it for the first time but I have to say I'm not real happy with it so far. I just used the bodice of the dress and right from the start I noticed that when I printed it out the scale was off. Your "1 inch" scale was equal to my 1 1/2" so I thought the pattern would be too big the way it was printed and I almost made it smaller. However, when I measured the doll against the pattern it appeared to be the correct size. Then I sewed the bodice and tried it on the doll before attaching the skirt and found the bodice to be very, very, snug--in fact there was little if no room to attach any Velcro to close it. I'm soooo glad I didn't print the pattern according to scale--it would've been way too small!! I had to add a piece to the back in order to be able to close the the already finished bodice--next time I use this pattern I will have to make the bodice a bit longer! Also, the directions tell you to cut two straps-- 1 1/8" x 10" --but then as you put the bodice together you cut only one 10" strap in half to make two straps so why cut two?! At least that's the way I understood it, please correct me if I'm wrong. Just thought I'd let you know. ""