Lollipop Garden Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Pattern Overview:  Retro is in fashion! The Lollipop Garden Dress, by Forever 18 Inches, is a vintage replica of a later mid-century three-piece dress and play ensemble. The basic shapes are classic and timeless--make them with the mid-century rickrack-and-button detailing for an authentic historical reproduction, or throw a modern twist to the pattern by eliminating the decorative detail and adding a tie to the skirt. As an added bonus, an easy pattern for a petticoat with a crunchy tulle hem is also included for an authentic blast to the past. No matter how you interpret the design, your doll will be in style!

This is a user-friendly pattern. The step-by-step directions have been photographed and written comprehensively with many explanatory details for newer seamstresses. An experienced seamstress will probably be able to sew this dress just by reading the written instructions located at the back of the pattern. Happy sewing!

Use this pattern to create a fun holiday dress! Check out the pattern hack here

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

For the Skirt, Top, and Bloomers: Medium-weight natural fabrics with a tight weave and some drape. For the Lining: Lightweight fabric with a tight weave.

Supplies Needed:

Fabric Requirements:

- Top, Skirt, & Bloomers: 2/3 yd. of 45" wide fabric

- Skirt with Tie Belt: ½ yd. of 45" wide fabric

- Optional Petticoat: 1/3 yd. of 45" wide fabric

- Top Lining: ¼ yd. of 45" wide fabric

Notions :

Top and Skirt

  1. Matching thread for fabric and rickrack
  2. Three medium-sized snaps OR two pieces of thin ¼” wide hook and loop tape, about 3 ½” long
  3. Four ¼” buttons
  4. Three 3/8" - ½" buttons
  5. 1 package of baby rickrack
  6. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances
  7. Fray Check®
  8. Two 6" long pieces of ¼" elastic
  9. One 12" long piece of 3/8" elastic (will be cut to your doll's specific waist size)


  1. 12” of 5/8” elastic (regular or Foldover Elastic [FOE]). ¾” wide elastic will also work.
  2. 3 yds. of 6” wide tulle (I recommend the type that comes on spools).
  3. Matching thread

Skill Level:  Easy and Intermediate


What You Get: One 52 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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Mary W.
Lollie pop garden dress

Love this pattern and like that it can very easily made to look some different with a simple change.

Loli Pop Dress

Perfect! Really enjoyed making this dress. Easy to follow directions. Love it

Clara L.
United States

havent used it yet

leona R.
Lollipop Dress

The pattern was easy to follow. I made the gingerbread version--my granddauhter loved it!!!

Anne-Marie S.
South Africa
Lollipop Garden Dress

Good. Only the top was a bit on the short side and don't know where you find the miniature buttons as my shoulders would only take one small button. My flowers are a big bigger than yours, but then, size matters! Everyone loved the outfit. I have remeasured and remeasured but it seems that the pattern is every so slightly (0.4mm) smaller than your 1 inch block. I do print out as Letter Size as A4 seems to be more out of scale.

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