A Lil' Bit Country: Dress, Top, Skirt and Belt Set 18" Doll Clothes

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Your 18-inch friend will be feeling at least "a lil' bit country" with this ruffled pull-on dress featuring several variations.

Create the full dress in two different lengths, with or without a ruffle at the hem. Or if you prefer, stitch up separates. Included are two options for the top - one with a built-in elasticized ruffled waist and another slightly longer version with a straight hem, intended to be tucked in or belted. Other options include the simple pull-on skirt, which can be made with or without the ruffled hem.

Thanks to an elasticized waist and generous cut, dressing your doll is very easy ... no closures needed! This set also includes two different belt patterns to accessorize your outfit - the Fabric Buckled Belt, which can be made with fabric or ribbon, and the Leather Snapped Belt, which conveniently snaps in the back.

Depending upon the variations chosen, this PDF pattern goes together quickly and is suitable for confident beginner to intermediate-level sewists. 

For even more versatility, this pattern was designed to complement the Ruffled Romper pattern, also by Matilda's Closet. Combine your favorite skirt option from this pattern with the halter-style top from that pattern to create a sweet ruffled sundress! Or switch things around and use the pants pieces from that pattern with the ruffled top from this one for yet another fun summer look. You can even create a cute halter top with a ruffled waist!

Recommended Fabrics:  cotton, chambray, gingham, lightweight denim

Supplies Needed:
DRESS:
-1/2 yard woven fabric (cotton, chambray, gingham, lightweight denim - best results obtained from fabrics which hold a crease well when ironed)
-Thread
-1/4-inch wide elastic, as follows:
DRESS: 19 inches
SHIRT-RUFFLED HEM: 19 inches
SHIRT-STRAIGHT HEM: 10 inches
SKIRT: 10 inches

FABRIC BUCKLED BELT:
-Scrap woven fabric (cotton, denim)
-Buckle to fit 1/2-inch belt
-Thread

LEATHER SNAPPED BELT:
-Leather or vinyl scraps - enough to cut a 13x3/8-inch strip
-Buckle to fit 3/8-inch belt
-One snap set - 3/8-inch diameter or smaller (I prefer the metal Fashion Spring #14 snaps from KAMsnaps)
-Snap setting tools (I prefer the DK93 Wide-Clearance KAM Snap Press with die set for metal snaps)

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 40 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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CB
05/15/2019
Christine Brown

Country outfit from matildas

Loved this little outfit, easier to make, then I thought it would be, and results were great.

Christine Brown verified customer review of A Lil' Bit Country: Dress, Top, Skirt and Belt Set 18 Doll Clothes
JR
01/15/2019
Jennifer R

Super Cute, Easy to Make

The instructions were easy to follow and made sense. This is easy to make fancy or casual, depending on the fabric you use. I couldn't stop at just one dress... I made four! I have to stop myself and move on to another pattern. :)

SH
11/10/2018
Sandra H.
New Zealand

A lil bit o country dress and top

Very easy instructions to follow. I made a pink gingham checked dress and a floral top with ruffle and elasticated waist. They are such a good fit, will make more

JK
10/02/2018
Joyce K.
United States

Little bit of country

Like it smiple to do made several thanks for the free patterns

TI
07/12/2018
Theresa I.
United States

A Lil' Bit Country: Dress, Top, Skirt

My granddaughter's birthday was a hit with this "Lil' Bit Country Dress". I made a red handkerchief shirt and a blue one for two of her dolls. They are dancing up a storm and she loved them. The directions were easy to read and follow.