Seashells Dress 18" Doll Clothes

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She stood at the end of the jetty, wind whipping through her curls and fondling her velvet hair ribbon in its ephemeral grasp. Her dress - made from softest knit - stood out brilliantly against the azure sky. She stooped, straightened; seashells in her grasp. 

This dress is a study in comfort. Designed for soft knits, it features raglan sleeves, a wide neckline, dropped waist, and a clever appliquéd hem detail -- its curvy lines are reminiscent of the seashells at the shore. And, to top it all off, there is a girlishly lovely bow down the front. “Seashells” is a Melody Valerie Couture original design.

Any of a variety of soft, very light knits would work well for this dress. Try a very drapeable bamboo, modal, or rayon knit, or go on a field trip to find human-sized clothes made from appropriately light and soft fabric. 


Supplies Needed:
-1/3 yard knit fashion fabric
-1/3 yard contrast knit fabric (with appliqué option) OR scraps (without appliqué option)
-Scraps (knit) for lining
 **NOTE: all fabric must be knit, not woven, for this pattern to fit correctly.
-1/3 yd ribbon/trim
-5 - hook and bars
-Matching thread


Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 19 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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Sherry O.

Do I ever love this

Do I ever love this dress! After I made it, I had a hard time deciding to list it on Etsy. Part of me wants one for myself! It's beautiful and actually quite easy, given the adaptations I made. I need to experiment a bit with how to prevent the lining from showing on the right side; it may be as simple as placing the hooks a bit differently. I LOVE this pattern!

Ellen L.

Seashells Dress for 18 inch doll

This is a very charming dress for your 18-inch doll. I love the design and hope to make several for my grandchildren.