Easy As π Bandeau Dress 18" Doll Clothes

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This simple dress, with bandeau bodice and circle style skirt, is a classic wardrobe staple. The pattern includes multiple options: two lengths, lined bodice, decorative elastic trimmed bodice and lace overlay. It includes detailed instructions for techniques that will take the fear out of sewing with knits.

This PDF sewing pattern by QTπ Pattern Co is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics:  Medium-weight cotton/lycra knits, medium polyester knits, swim and dance 4-way stretch. Not suitable for one-way patterns. The knit should stretch from 4”- 5” (see stitch guide). Knits should be sturdy and retain shape after being stretched. Not suitable for overly light-weight knits.  

Supplies Needed:

  • ½ yard (see suggested fabrics)
  • Knit-n-Stable tape (optional) or
  • fusible interfacing for knits
  • 13”- ⅜” decorative trimmed elastic
  • Thread


  • Ball point needle (size 10-12) or
  • Stretch needle
  • Rotary cutter and mat (optional)
  • Pinking shears

Skill Level:  Beginner

What You Get: One 24 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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Cathy F.
New Zealand New Zealand

Bandeau Dress

Great pattern. Made it from cotton material not knit. Extended back bodice and put a split in back of skirt.

Jodie R.

Easy to Make!

Easy to Follow Directions, turned out really cute!

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Rosemary F.
United States

Bandeau dress

I ordered the pattern for the 14.5" Wellie Wisher doll. I used a beautiful reddish rose color faux velvet stretchy material for the dress. It came out beautifully. I made a glittery necklace to go with it. A perfect evening dress for Emerson. I will use that pattern again soon to make one that won't be so dressy. Great pattern.

Susan S.

Love these patterns.

Extremely easy to follow directions and they were a good way too get the granddaughters interested in sewing.

Sandy S.
United States

Easy As π Bandeau Dress 18" Doll Clothes

This was such a fun , beautiful little dress to make. Extremely simple but with so many varies to make. I made it in a blue knit, adding the lace at the top of the bodice and then did the overlay in a sheer dotted swiss. My grandaughter LOVED it.