Rita Dress and Jumpsuit 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Rita is a wrap dress based on styles of the 1940s and 1950s. The dress ties at the shoulder and is made in two sections. It can be made using all the same fabric or contrasting fabrics. There are two skirt options, a circle skirt or a gathered skirt. The included sleeveless jumpsuit can be worn on its own or be worn with one of the dress sections over top.

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

Recommended Fabrics: Quilters cotton, poplin, gingham, and chambray are good choices for this pattern.

Supplies Needed:


  • 1/2 yard fabric
  • Two 3/8 to 1/2 inch buttons
  • 13 inches piping (optional)
  • Turning tool


  • 1/3 yard fabric
  • 1/2 inch slider buckle or two 1/2 inch jump rings
  • Six 1/4 to 3/8 inch buttons
  • 2 small snaps


Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

What You Get: One 23 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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