Medieval Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Create a beautiful snug fitting medieval dress with princes seams and long draping sleeves with this PDF pattern from Read Creations.  This pattern has so many possibilities!  You can turn it into a princess dress, a ball gown, a wedding dress or a witch costume.  The sky is the limit!!  Also included are some bonus tutorials for creating a crown and a belt.

Recommended Fabrics:   crushed velvet, lightweight linen or cotton fabric, satin or any other lightweight fabric


Supplies Needed:
-1 yard of crushed velvet, light weight linen or cotton fabric or any other light weight fabric
-¼ yard of light weight cotton fabric as liner
-24” of 1/8” to 3/8” wide ribbon, optional
-3/8” hook and loop tape, 4” long (¾” hook and loop tape can be cut in half lengthwise)
-small needle for hand-sewing

-20” of chain and necklace closure
-20” of ½” to 5/8” ribbon and small piece of self-adhesive or sew-on hook and loop tape

-14 gauge jewelry wire (28”)
-1 bead (½” - 5/8” in diameter)
-head pin to attach bead
-thin wire or 5 head/eye pins
-file, sandpaper and/or hot glue gun to smooth/cover sharp edges


Skill Level:  Intermediate


What You Get: One 26 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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Edith F.
United States

Medieval dress for 18 inch doll

I and my sister have liked this pattern , it fites well and the pattern is easy to follow. I have found that the patterns from the major pattern companies don't always fit the doll correctly. I would recommend this pattern to other to buy.

United Kingdom


I thought the pattern was easy to assemble and what a lovely dress when finished i have done a few now . i went round charity shops to buy necklaces with a tassel and made the belts from them i cut them down Catherine

Laura Seyler
Reading, Pa


A friend saw the picture and the fabric I had picked and encourage me to start on it right away. I try not to sew when I am tired but made an exception. so I promptly sewed the seams backwards to start. Pattern was easy, the sleeve instructions were a bit odd till I did them and the result was great. did not have time to go get the wire for the head piece so made one out of glitter foam. For just fooling around it turned out. Now I want to make about 6 more of these in different colors and fabrics.

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Sherry McKellar

Medieval Princess Gown

This was a great pattern that worked up fairly quickly (compared to others) and it fits well. I made mine out of silk dupioni and I had to use fraycheck to help with the fabric fraying on the curves. I also serged the edges and definitely recommend serging or zig-zagging since 1/4" seams are so narrow. The instructions are clear. The dress has simple lines which can easily be dressed up or down depending on your choice of fabric and trim. btw, if you're using 60" wide fabric, then 22 inches will work rather than a full yard.

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Denise M.
United States

medival dress

havin't done it yet