Prairie Ruffles Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Create a prairie dress for your 18" doll! This beautifully designed Keepers Dolly Duds doll clothes pattern includes two garments: dress and pinafore, designed to be worn layered together.

  • The pinafore has a scooped neckline and a slightly higher waistline. A small little ruffle wraps the scooped neckline. The front placket sports a row of mini buttons. The pinafore fastens at the back bodice with two buttons.
  • The prairie styled dress has a slightly dropped shoulder silhouette with short gathered banded sleeves with ruffled sleeve cap. The bodice features a double tuck at the center neckline, stand-up collar, and fully gathered skirting with a hemline at mid-calf length. The back fastens in full with buttons up the back and side ties form a pretty bow tie.

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

Suggested Fabrics:

  • Pinafore in lightweight cotton, homespun, cotton blends, linen, muslin, batiste. Not suitable for knits.
  • Dress in cotton, homespun, cotton blends, lightweight wool, linen. Not suitable for knits.
Supplies Needed:
Pinafore ~ 1/2 yard (0.5 m) 45-inch wide fabric
Dress ~ 1/2 yard (0.5 m) 45-inch wide fabric

__Two 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons OR
snaps for the back closure
__Six 1/4-inch (6 mm) buttons for the
front placket
__Seven 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons OR
snaps for the back closure


Skill Level: Intermediate. This is a relatively easy pattern to make and a great choice for someone with limited sewing experience.

What You Get: One 32 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn 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 Watland

Prairie ruffles

Love this pattern. So cute and great instructions

Sherry L.
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Great pattern, well written.

Great pattern, well written.