Dirndl 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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A dirndl is a type of traditional dress worn in Germany and especially Bavaria, Austria and South Tyrol. It is based on the traditional clothing of Alp peasants. Nowadays, the Dirndl is often seen at traditional festivals, the most famous being Oktoberfest.
With this pattern you can create a button front or lace-up front dirndl. Both options have a mock front and the dress closes with hook and loop tape in the back.
The blouse is a crop top that is closed with snaps in the back and is worn underneath the dirndl.
The apron completes the traditional dress.

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

Recommended Fabrics:  • Dress and Apron - Medium weight woven fabrics - Cotton, quilter’s cotton. • Blouse – Traditionally white in color - Light weight woven fabric – Light linen or cotton. 

Supplies Needed:
Button Dirndl
-Buttons - 1/4" – x4
Lace-Up Dirndl
-Ribbon – 1/8” Wide – 11.5”
-Fabric – Insert – Remnant 2.5 x 3”
Both Options
-Fabric - Dress – 7.5 x 43”
-Fabric – Blouse – 14 x 18”
-Fabric – Lining – 5.5 x 16”
-Fabric – Apron – 8 x 21” or Fat Quarter
-Matching threads
-Elastic - 1/4" Wide – 8”
-Elastic - 1/8” Wide – 18”
-Optional: 1/4" – 1/2" Wide lace and ribbons to add as embellishment.
-hook and loop tape – 3.5” (5/8” width – cut in half to get about ¼” wide)
-Marking pen or pencil
-Loop turner
-Bodkin or safety pin
-Iron and ironing board
-Optional: Glue Pen

Skill Level:  Easy to Intermediate

What You Get: One 26 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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Très joli!

Le tuto est très bien expliqué. Pour les anciennes poupées AG penser à mettre un peu plus de largeur.

Pixie Faire Dirndl 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
Terri H.
United States United States
Good pattern

This pattern was constructed well and easy to follow. Thanks!

Amy O.
United States United States
Sweet little dress

Clear directions and fit well, added some length to sleeves as well as some lace.

Pixie Faire Dirndl 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
Alexandra .
France France
Great pattern !

Perfect pattern, easy to follow and so charming. I used a more pattern for the blouse. I used the pattern hack on the designer site for the Christmas dress.

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Dixie W.
United States

Great pattern. Easy instructions to follow. Very pretty