Ming Lin 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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A simple wrap Cheongsam - a quick to make Chinese dress. The dress features dolman style sleeves and the edges are finished off with bias binding. It closes with snaps in the front. This is an easy PDF pattern to sew if you use cotton fabric and is great to teach a beginner to sew on bias binding.

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.  It is also available for 14-14.5" dolls, A Girl For All Time® dolls and Disney® Animators'. 

Recommended Fabrics:  Chinese brocade, Brocade, Satin, Cotton

Supplies Needed:
-Dress Fabric – 16”
-Bias Binding – Satin or lame – 65” (165cm)
-4 Clear Sew on snaps – Size 3
-Thread
-Fabric Pencil or Pen Marker
-Iron and ironing board
-Optional: Microtex Needle

Skill Level:  Easy to Intermediate

What You Get: One 16 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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AW
02/02/2022
Angela W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Love it!

Very easy to make up and looks so effective when done. I made this first one out of quilting cotton and cotton bias binding. It came together very well and it looks lovely on my Chrissa doll. Just in time for Chinese New Year too.

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JC
02/01/2022
June C.
Canada Canada

Ming Lin dress

What a lovely pattern. I have just (almost) completed the first one and have a second one ready for the bias tape finish (for the 18" dolls). I haven't tried the smaller one yet but definitely will shortly. I have a feeling this will be one pattern I use time and time again. Thank you.

WH
08/29/2021
wendy h.
Canada Canada

Simple lines combined with elegant fabric

Quick to put together due to simple lines. I made my own bias binding cut about 1 1/8" wide. I pressed under 1/4" on one side and sewed the other RST to the edge of the garment using a 1/4" SA. Wrapped it around to the back and I had a enough to cover the seam and stitch in the ditch from the right side. Other mods: I sewed around the entire collar, using 1/8" SA to make it easier to manage. After attaching the collar to the garment, I clipped the garment at each end of the collar and then serged the 3 layers together, starting and ending at the clips. I pressed the SA DOWN (not up as the instructions state) and edge stitched from the RS.... i think this makes the collar stand up better. For the first 2, I sewed on metal snaps, which took me forever. So for the second 2, I used plastic snaps the same color as the bias binding, which was way quicker and looks like a design feature, IMO. The little girls who received the dresses apparently love them. Because the lines are so simple, the dress wrinkles a little at the back of the sleeve, but this is a perfectly reasonable tradeoff for a simple dress that showcases the fabric.

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CD
02/21/2021
Candice D.
United States United States

Dress pattern

Great! Gave patten to someone. Process was easy and convenient printed right off my computer.

K
11/26/2020
Katie
United States United States

Easy peasy

This pattern is wonderful. Great instructions. Easy to make and looks so impressive when you add the trim. So glad I found Pixie Faire.

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