Tea With The Governess 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Make this delightful Regency Era dress from Keepers Dolly Duds!

The fully lined high waisted bodice features a vertically pleated front inset finished with a narrow ruffle along the neckline. The lightly gathered skirting is finished with a wide ruffle at the hemline and a narrow belt separates the bodice and skirting at the waistline. The short puffed sleeves can be left plain or ruched for an added detail. The dress closes in back with three buttons.

Follow along in Sewing With Cinnamon in August in the Sewing Regency Fashion course!

This PDF sewing pattern by Keepers Dolly Duds is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl® or Our Generation®.

Pattern #KDD-47

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


Supplies Needed:

  • Dress with Ruched Sleeves ~ 1/2 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Dress with Simple Puffed Sleeves ~ 1/2 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Neckline Ruffle ~ 1/2 yard 45” wide fabric (Actual Fabric Needed for this Piece is 1” x 20 on the Bias)
  • Thread
  • 6” of 1/8” - 1/4” wide twill tape or ribbon for the ruched sleeves
  • Three 3/8” buttons OR 3” of 1/2” wide hook and loop tape OR three small snaps
  • Two 1/4” - 3/8” decorative buttons for the belt
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Fabric Marker
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Turning tools
  • Point turner
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • Freezer papers for buttonholes, optional
  • Ruler

 Skill Level: Intermediate


What You Get: One 24 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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