Starlight Gala Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Your 18 inch doll will be sure to make a statement as she strolls down the red carpet for the Starlight Gala in this designer gown. The hi-low hemline cascades gently towards the back revealing a fun punch of color with the beautiful contrasting lining. The scooping neckline and fitted bodice flatter her shape nicely. The dramatic effect of the delicate lace appliqué creates that final touch of elegance! The dress is fully lined and closes with an invisible zipper closure.

The pattern includes two design variations. View A includes 3/4 length sleeves, is self-lined, and accented with a hand applied lace appliqué. View B includes a sleeveless bodice with added sheer beaded overlay and is lined in a contrasting fabric.

Suggested fabrics include: silk dupioni, silk shantung, taffeta, and lightweight satin. It is important to use a fabric that drapes well so the skirt will fold over onto itself from front to back length.  You may wish to line the skirt out of the same fashion fabric or choose a contrast for a different look. The bodice and skirt can be self-lined or lined with any poly or rayon lining.

This Liberty Jane® doll clothes pattern is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®

Optional design suggestion: To create a fuller tulle/mesh underskirt, simply combine the skirt front and back pattern pieces, place on a fold and cut multiple layers of tulle or stretch mesh in a full circle (no CB opening needed). Sew an exposed elastic waistband to the waistline (FOE works great for this). The underskirt will slip on and off easily under the dress.

Looking for in-depth video based training for the techniques taught in this pattern? We’d love to have you join the Sewing With Cinnamon membership! You can also find stand alone SWC master class courses for the following topics: Working With Embellishments, Zippers, and Specialty Fabrics.

Supplies Needed: 

  • 1/2 yd fashion fabric (36-45" width) 3/4 yd if self-lined
  • 1/2 yd lining fabric (can be self lined in fashion fabric, see note above)
  • One  7" invisible zipper (longer zipper can be trimmed)
  • Matching thread
  • Optional embellished lace fabric to create an overlay or appliqué design
  • Optional tulle for underlay of sleeves
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • Hand sewing needle

Skill Level: Intermediate

    What You Get: One 45 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. This pattern includes a 4 page Summary of Instructions section so you can print out just the text version if desired to save on printer ink! 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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    Tracy L.
    United States United States
    Great pattern!

    Great pattern! Easy to read and work with!

    Dollicious! d.
    United States United States
    starlight gala dress

    I like this pattern a lot. Easier to make than I thought it would be. Beautiful dress! Great directions.

    Sue C.
    United States
    Great pattern with beautiful results

    I recently used this pattern for my first experience sewing with real silk dupioni. Since I had never seen with real silk before, I made a mock-up version in cheap fabric first to insure all went well with the final dress. The final result was beautiful; it’s the nicest doll dress I’ve ever made.

    Pixie Faire Starlight Gala Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern ReviewPixie Faire Starlight Gala Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review

    I love this dress pattern.There is so much I can do with it. The pattern fits great-no tweaking and the instructions are very clear. Excellant !

    Mary W.
    United States
    Starlight Gala

    Worked to make s pretty dress but I did find it a little difficult to put together.