The Versatility Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The Versatility Dress: classically simple, with so many possible looks! Make it in a fluid knit or a pretty woven fabric. Dress it up with fancy material and an elegant sash, or keep it casual with informal fabrics and a skinny tie belt. Four bodice options can be combined with three different skirt and belt options for a variety of personalized choices. A brief tutorial on how to sew an attached lining with finished seams is also included. Depending on your choice, the skill level to make this dress can range from easy to intermediate. The decision is up to you! This PDF sewing pattern, by Forever 18 Inches, is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics:  Lightweight knits with a moderate one-way stretch (no more than 30%) are recommended. Lightweight woven fabrics with some drape can also be used with Options 1 and 3.

Supplies Needed:
Fabric Requirements:
- Option 1: ½ yd. of 58” wide knit fabric OR 45” wide woven fabric
- Option 2: 1/2 yd. of 58” wide knit fabric
- Option 3: ¼ yd. each for Skirt, Lining, and Bodice for Knits; ½ yd. total for Woven Fabric (if all pieces are cut from the same fabric)
- Option 4: 1/3 yd. of 58” wide knit fabric

All Options:
-Matching thread
-Three medium-sized snaps OR two pieces of thin ¼” wide hook and loop tape , about 3 ½” long
-Optional: A Ball-Point sewing needle (often used with knits)
-¼” wide Stay Tape OR four strips of very lightweight interfacing, cut into lengths measuring ¼” x 13”. (If you can’t find ¼” Stay Tape, you can cut it ½” Stay Tape lengthwise to make it the needed width.) Lightweight ¼” Steam-a-Seam is another possible option.
-One pair of small, very sharp scissor to trim seam allowances.

Skill Level:  Easy to Intermediate

What You Get: One 67 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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Lisa A.
United States United States

Great Basic Dress!

This is a great basic dress, with a nicely lined bodice and added interest from princess seams, your choice of belts, and a variety of skirt options. There also is the very fun pattern hack on the PF website that shows off striped fabric perfectly. The instructions were easy to follow and the fit was perfect. I’ll definitely make this one again!

Margarita I.
United States United States

Cute Dress

The instructions were easy to follow and the dress turned out so cute. So glad I purchased the pattern.

Sandra F.
Germany Germany

Very nice summer dress

This is a very nice, basis summer dress pattern with many possible variations, so absolutely recommendable.

Mary G.
United States United States

Versitity dress hack

This turned out so cute. The instructions were easy to follow and the hack with stripes was fun.

Pixie Faire The Versatility Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
Lil W.
United States United States

The Versatility Dress

No problem downloading the pattern.