Frill Seekers Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Calling all Girly Girls! Traditional but contemporary, this pretty dress features a lined faux-wrap bodice, optional ruffles around the neckline or shoulders, a full gathered skirt cut on a gentle bias, and a self tie. It closes in the back with snaps or hook and loop tape. Two options are given for the neckline trim: contrasting purchased trim, or a self-ruffle that is finished off with easy bias edging using a Hong Kong Finish. A detailed tutorial on how to sew an attached lining with finished seams is also included in this PDF pattern.

Don't miss the coordinating little sister pattern designed to fit 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™, also available on Pixie Faire. 

Recommended Fabrics:  Light to medium-weight cottons, lightweight chambray, denim, or corduroy, lightweight sateens, silks, or brocades


Supplies Needed:
-½ yard of fabric: light to medium-weight cottons, lightweight chambray denim or corduroy, lightweight sateens, silks or brocades.
-Optional: ¼ yard of lightweight fabric for lining, such as batiste
-Matching thread
-Three medium-sized snaps OR Two strips of ¼” hook and loop tape, approximately 4”- 6” long.

For Option 1 Add:
-a glue stick to finish bias trim edges
-a pair of small, very sharp scissors (essential for the Hong Kong Finish)
-Optional: graph paper for drawing the bias strip pattern piece OR rotary scissors and cutting mat

For Option 2 Add:
-½ yd. of ¾” to 1 – 1/4” wide gathered trim, cut into two 9” pieces

Skill Level:  Intermediate


What You Get: One 46 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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LINda J.
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Well designed

This pattern was a joy to make. Everything went together nicely and it fit Caroline perfectly. I will definitely make it again.

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Frill Seekers Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

This dress is adorable! I really enjoyed making Option 3 with the shoulder ruffles and it fits my AG doll Josefina perfectly. I will definitely use this pattern again.

Suzanne Omen

Adorable and Easy!

Absolutely no problem with this and turned out beautifully the first time!

DellaSue S.
United States

Frill Seekers Dress

I was really please with this dress. It fit perfectly. I had no problems making it. It looks great!

Patricia Rose
Niagara Region, Canada

Frill Seeker Dress

Love, Love, love this little dress. I have already made several using ready made trim and will try my own trim next time. Thanks so much for the freebie pattern that somehow I had overlooked before. Just love it - easy, fast and perfect fit.