Create a beautiful historical dress for your 18" doll such as American Girl® with this great doll clothes PDF pattern inspired by an illustration from the Samantha books. This pattern will allow you to make a beautiful dress for your 18 inch doll!
-¾ yd. high quality white muslin
-Spool of 1/8" wide black ribbon
-Black and white thread
-hook and loop tape
Skill Level: This is an intermediate level pattern.
What You Get: One 27 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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Seemed more complicated than it needed to be. I've been sewing for over 50 years, learned heirloom sewing as well, which I believe is the reason I could figure out the instructions. NOT for a beginner, for sure. It did turn out lovely, although it is a little large for the original American Girl doll. IF I were ever to make it again, there are definitely things I would simplify. I used the pattern as a base for Samantha's Lawn Party dress.
Have only read and cut out the pattern so far and it looks adorable. Can't wait to get the trim and make it. No trims available in any stores nearby at the moment. I want to match buttons to trim so buy together.
I was gifted this pattern by a friend for my birthday. She had bought the pattern and couldn't finish the dress satisfactorily herself. So she gave me the stuff and let me have at it-- and after working as a seamstress for 2 years and sewing for dolls for over ten, I couldn't understand the pattern. The instructions are confusing and I likely would have had more luck discarding them and just trying it on my own. It is a surprisingly complicated pattern.
Made this pattern for Samantha. She was part of a centerpiece for a Ladies Luncheon. Looked great. Had to work a bit to get the top to fit just right, but was using an older doll so may be the way she was made. Everyone loved it!