1930s Frock 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Make your own 1930s styled dresses with this classic Keepers Dolly Duds pattern. These cute little 1930s inspired frocks will not only be a very pretty addition to your doll's historical wardrobe, but their timeless appeal will also find a place in their modern wardrobe! View A features a scalloped collar, scalloped bodice overlay, and lightly puffed short scalloped sleeves trimmed with tiny rick-rack and bows. View B has a geometrical style that features a pointed collar, pointed bodice overlay, and lightly puffed short pointed sleeves trimmed with tiny buttons. Both dresses feature knee-length skirting and fasten in the back with five buttons (snaps or hook-and-loop tape can be used if preferred). Side ties form a pretty bow tie in the back of each dress which allows for some adjustment for fitting dolls with varying waistlines. As an added bonus, this pattern now includes four additional collar options!


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

Pattern #KDD-05

Suggested Fabrics: Dress in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, cotton shirting, gingham, wool shirting, silk, or linen. Not suitable for knits. Collars in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, batiste, voile, or silk. Not suitable for knits.

 

Supplies Needed:

 Fabric:

  • View A & B Dresses ~ 1/2 yard 45” wide fabric
  • All Collars ~ 8” x 16” piece of fabric


Notions:

  • Thread


View A Dress

  • 1/2 yard 1/4” wide rickrack for bodice and sleeve trim
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Five 3/8” buttons for back closure (snaps or hook-and-loop tape can be used if preferred)


View B Dress

  • Lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Six inches 1/4” wide ribbon for bow
  • Nine 1/4” decorative buttons for front bodice
  • Five 3/8” buttons for back closure (snaps or hook-and-loop tape can be used if preferred)

 

Bonus Collar 1

  • 6” x 7” piece of lightweight fusible interfacing
  • 1/2 yard 3/8” wide lace trim
  • Four 1/4” decorative buttons


Bonus Collar 2

  • 6” x 7” piece of lightweight fusible interfacing


Bonus Collar 3

  • 6” x 7” piece of lightweight fusible interfacing


Bonus Collar 4

  • 6” x 7” piece of lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Small decorative bow or flower


Tools:

  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Tube turner for turning the apron ties (a straw and bobby pin can be used instead)
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • Ruler

 

Skill Level: Confident Beginner
 

What You Get: One 27 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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LC
05/02/2022
Lisa C.
United States United States

So lovely!!

Really beautiful outcome! Simple to follow instructions. I love all the collar choices.

Pixie Faire 1930s Frock 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
SW
01/21/2022
Sonia W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

1930s Girls Dress

Another of my favorite patterns from Keepers Dolly Duds. The pattern is so well designed and detailed in the instructions that the result is beautiful. The instructions also contain suggestions on easy ways to turn out piping for the bows, which makes sewing up so much easier. I was really pleased with the overlay effect on the bodice and the suggestions for trim which all add up to make a lovely design.

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DT
09/26/2020
Donna T.
Canada Canada

1980’s Frock Dress

Was a lot of fun making this little dress, would love to make one like it for my 5 year old Grand daughter as well. Great instruction, for every step.

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DG
08/24/2020
Danielle G.
France France

Very good - Très bien

J'ai trouvé votre site par hasard. C'est ma fille qui m'a traduit et expliqué votre façon d'envoyer les patrons par mail. J'ai décidé d'en acheter un pour ma mère âgée de 86 ans (française). On lui a un peu traduit en français, mais pas le texte des pièces du patron. D'un coup d’œil, elle a flashé sur le modèle et à priori, tout compris. Elle a adoré ce modèle de robe. Je compte bien revenir acheter d'autres modèles. Beaucoup de classe, super jolis et pour leur prix. ------------------------------------------- I found your site by chance. It was my daughter who translated and explained to me how you send the patterns by email. I decided to buy one for my 86 year old mother (French). We translated a little in French for her, but not the text of the pattern pieces. At a glance, she fell in love with the pattern and a priori, all understood. She loved this dress model. I plan to come back and buy other patterns. A lot of class, super pretty, and for their price.

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08/04/2020
Betty
United States United States

1930's Frock

Love the pattern but haven't made the dress yet.