Surfrider Sundress and Romper 18” Doll Clothes Pattern

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Located in the heart of Malibu, Surfrider Beach is the place to be in the summer!  And now your 18 inch doll can have the perfect sundress to wear when she visits. This pretty Malibu Libby Collection sundress is polished, flattering, and perfect for the sunny weather! Design details include: A faux button front closure, princess seams, feminine gathering, and cute front pockets. Your 18 inch doll will look amazing in this perfect little summer dress! 

Bonus Romper Design: If play is on your mind, try the romper variation, capturing the same charming feeling! The romper and dress use the same bodice with the front opening. The fit of the romper is a little less gathered, creating a streamlined look. Front pockets and cuffs bring a hint of nautical detail to this super cute design!

Dress design opens in the front using either a hook and loop tape or snap closure under non-functional buttons. This results in a very easy "on and off" garment. If desired, functional buttons and buttonholes can be sewn. The romper design opens in the front in the same manner, but just to the base of the fly stitching. 

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

Supplies Needed:
-1/4 yard  fashion fabric
-1/4 yard (or scraps) lining fabric, may be same as fashion fabric
-Eight 1/4” buttons
-Six inches of 1/2” wide Hook and loop tape
-Matching or Contrasting Thread
-Turning Tool (optional)
-Buttonhole Foot (optional)


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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caroline c.
United States

Surfer Sundress Romper

I really enjoyed making this patterns. The directions were easy to follow and so fund when the dolls put them on.

Surfrider Sundress and Romper 18” Doll Clothes Pattern
Sylvia R.

Adorable Design!

I love how this pattern turned out. It was a bit tricky turning the lining through the shoulders as well as lining up the pocket detail with the princess seam. It was worth it though because this is my favorite doll dress so far.

Carol J.
United States

Surfrider Sundress and Romper

Really cute pattern and mine turned out super cute. I made the romper and the sundress. I had difficulty turning the bodice and the lining at the shoulder though. I suggest using a very light fabric for the lining.

Surfrider Sundress and Romper 18” Doll Clothes Pattern
Betty K.
United States

Surfrider sundress romper

Easy to make. Cute.

Amy S.
United States

Cute pattern but a little big

The pattern is fairly easy to sew. I made it once and found it to be a little big. I either need to take slightly larger seam allowances and / or make some adjustments to make it more form fitting in the bodice / waist area.