Country Diva Dress & Top 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Has your doll dreamed of playing the Grand Ole Opry one day? Does she want to look prettier than a glob of butter on a stack of wheat cakes? Well butter my biscuit and call me sassy, because the Country Diva Dress and Top is just what she needs to get gussied up!

This versatile dress, by Forever 18 Inches, features a lined princess-seamed bodice, a lined and freestanding gathered skirt, an optional faux placket, and a wide, not quite-off-the-shoulder neckline topped with a split, bias- cut ruffle. Small, medium, and large cutting lines are included to accommodate many 18" dolls. Variations include a continuous ruffle, an unlined skirt, a simplified bodice, and separate pattern pieces to create a bonus top with two lengths. You can choose to make a simple project or a lace-enhanced extravaganza--but however you make it, it's guaranteed to dill your pickle!

If you'd like to add an easy-to-make belt for your dress, you can follow the directions for the belt included in the Santa's Helper Pattern Hack tutorial.

Finally, for those who may be new to sewing, the directions have been written comprehensively with many explanatory details. If you’re an experienced seamstress, you'll probably be able to sew this dress just by reading the written instructions located at the back of the pattern. No kidding! (Is a five-pound canary fat?) Happy sewing y'all!

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

Recommended Fabrics:  Tightly woven fabric such as quilter's cotton or other similar medium-light to medium-weight natural fabrics are ideal for the main fabric. Lightweight fabrics such as bastiste or lawn work well for the Bodice Lining, and lightweight silky fabrics work well for the Skirt Lining.silky fabrics

Supplies Needed:
Fabric Requirements:
- Option 1: Overskirt: ¼ yd.; Skirt & Bodice Lining: 1/3 yd.; Bodice, Binding & Ruffle: ½yd.
- Option 2: Bodice, Skirt, Ruffle, & Binding: 2/3 yd.; Bodice Lining: 1/6 yd.
- Option 3: Bodice, Skirt, Ruffle, Placket & Binding: 2/3 yd.; Bodice Lining: 1/6 yd.
- Option 4: Lining: ¼ yd.; Bodice, Ruffle, & Binding: ½ yd.


Notions:

Option 1:
1. Five ¼" buttons
2. For an optional belt: One 3/8" scrapbooking slide, 1/3 yd. of 3/8" ribbon or leather, 1" of Hook-and-Loop. For belt directions visit: https://www.pixiefaire.com/blogs/doll-tips-and-tutorials/forever-18-inches-pattern-hack-santas-helper-outfit
3. Three medium-sized snaps OR two pieces of Hook-and-Loop, about 3 ½” long

Option 2:
1. Trim: For Collar Ruffle 1 yd. of lightweight narrow lace, for Skirt 1-1/4 yds. of decorative braid or rickrack, for Bodice 6-1/2" decorative braid or rickrack for the the princess seams, and for the center front panel three 2-1/2" pieces of decorative rickrack or trim
2. Three medium-sized snaps OR two pieces of Hook-and-Loop, about 3 ½” long

Option 3:
1. Optional: 3-1/4" of trim for the Bodice center front
2. Three medium-sized snaps OR two pieces of Hook-and-Loop, about 3 ½” long

Option 4:
1. Three medium-sized snaps OR five inches of Hook-and-Loop

All Options:
1. Matching thread
2. Fray Check®
3. Frixion pen or other marking tool
4. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances

Skill Level:  Intermediate 

What You Get: One 60 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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Pixie Faire and the designers featured are not affiliated with American Girl®. 

 



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LO
12/09/2021
Liz O.
United States United States

Country Diva

Ready for the dance!! Easy pattern, cute variations.?I did cut the seam allowance at top of bodice, and top of ruffle wider. I then cut the bias strip wider, this made sewing the really full ruffle easier, I then trimmed the seam allowance before finishing the bias beck band.

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LS
07/28/2021
Lynn S.
Canada Canada

Country Diva Dress & Top

This pattern was really fun to make. Easy to follow instructions.

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PL
07/18/2020
Pat L.
United States United States

All your patterns

I have lots of your patterns, I love how they have all turned out. Easy to follow directions makes it so easy. I will be buying more.

CB
05/15/2019
Christine B.

Country diva

The pattern was easy to follow, and so many variations love the options and variations. So fun and so loved by the grandkids

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09/25/2018
ginnie

Beautiful dress!

Overall I loved making this dress. The instructions are easy to follow. The only trouble I had was the ruffle at the top. I think it has to be smaller. I believe that there is a smaller pattern piece for that and I should have paid attention to that otherwise the ruffle ends up covering some of the rid rac detail. I will definitely use this pattern in the future. :)

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