Day Dreamer Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Your 18-inch doll will love this beautiful Dress & Cap ensemble, by Little Miss Muffett. Inspired by the Harajuku Station Fashions, this soft ‘Girlie Girl’ Dress, made to look like a skirt and top, charming Arm Warmers and a prettily decorated Cap is perfect for early Fall. The fully-lined Bodice which closes with Hook & Loop Tape at Centre Back, has piped Princess seams for a slimmer silhouette. A ‘Blouse’ insert with three small buttons sits between narrow piped Lapels. Piped Shoulder Straps are finished with small buttons or studs and the piped Waistband is finished with two optional eyelets to carry the Waist Ribbon. Choose soft flowy fabric such as Viscose, Chiffon, Georgette, Lycra®, etc. for the gathered Skirt, and Power Mesh, Stretch Netting, Lycra®, etc. for the Arm Warmers. The fully-lined Cap has topstitching on the Crown seams and an optional small covered button at the apex. The gathered Crown and Peak fit neatly into the piped Side Band. Decorate the Cap as desired.

This relatively easy pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.

Fabric Used:Chambray, Twill and Quilters’ Cotton were used for the Bodices and Caps. Lightweight Cotton was used for the Bodice and Cap Lining. Voile and Muslin, Soft Net, Viscose and Lycra® were used for the Skirts. Power Mesh and Lycra® were used for the Arm Warmers.

Fabric Requirements:

  • Bodice & Cap : Quilters’ Cotton – 12” x 26”
  • Bodice & Cap Lining : Lightweight Cotton – 11” x 20”
  • Bodice “Blouse” Insert : Quilters’ Cotton – 2 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Skirt – Soft Fabric (Personal Choice) : Voile & Muslin – 1 Fabric Strip each, or Soft Fine Net – 3 or 4 Fabric Strips, or Viscose (Rayon) – 1 Fabric Strip : 5 ½” x 32” per Fabric Strip
  • Arm Warmers : Power Mesh or 4-way Stretch Knit – 10” x 5” Interfacing : Fusible, Lightweight – 15” x 7” wide


  • Narrow Piping Trim : ± 60” for Bodice : ± 28” for Cap – 88”
  • Eyelets for Waistband (Optional) : 2 x ¼” wide
  • Buttons for Blouse Front Insert : 3 x 3/16” wide
  • Buttons for Shoulder Straps : 2 x ¼” wide
  • Hook & Loop Tape for Dress Back : 3/8”wide x 2 ¾”
  • Ribbon for Waistband : 18” x ¼” wide
  • Decorations for Cap (Optional Covered Crown Button – ½” wide) – As Desired

General Sewing Supplies: Matching Thread; Erasable Marking Pen; Teflon™ Sheet; Point Turner; Sharp Pointed Curved Embroidery Scissors; Hemostatic Clamp or Scissors-type Tweezers; Eyelet Crimping Tool; Tapestry Needle, general sewing supplies. ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/12’, ‘Universal Stretch Needle – 75/11’ ; ‘Universal 40/80 Twin Stretch Needle’; a Walking Foot, a General Purpose Foot, a ¼” Foot, a Piping Foot and/or a Zipper Foot are used during the sewing process.

Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 59 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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