Tri-City Knit 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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This versatile dress pattern will quickly become your "go to" pattern. It's easy to create lots of different looks by varying the fabric, sleeve length, and skirt length. Make the above the knee dress length in a fancy fabric.  Add some lace and you've got a special occasion dress. Choose a playful knit in a shorter length and pair with leggings to be ready for a birthday party! Or get ready for the outdoors in the shirt length paired with jeans!
The Tri-City Knit has a curved empire waist for a flattering look and hook and loop tape  in the back. This PDF pattern includes 3 length variations (above the knee, mini, and long t-shirt), and 3 sleeve length variations (long, three-quarter, and short). Mix and match to create, create, create!

Recommended Fabrics:  Light to midweight knit fabrics, single or double knit, 5" should stretch to 6"

Supplies Needed:
Main fabric – ¼ yard or fat quarter
Contrast fabric – ¼ yard or fat quarter
If doing all one fabric, 1/3 yard of fabric required
-4 ½ " of hook and loop tape for Dress
-5" of hook and loop tape  for Shirt
-18" of 3/8" ribbon or lace (optional)
-Flower, bow, or button for front (optional)

Skill Level:  Easy

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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flower knit dress

This is such a fun to sew dress. I added an embroidery design to the bodice but placed it too high so I added a neckband to raise the neckline. A good pattern if you need a quick project.

Pixie Faire Tri-City Knit 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
Beverly B.
United States United States

Tri City Knit 18'

Having so much fun with the patteren!!!


Excellent pattern!

Excellent, well-drafted pattern with great instructions. I used this pattern for 19.5 Gotz dolls (3/4 sleeves) and did the following modifications: 1. Added 1/4 inch to the length 2. Changed the flare of the dress because the bell curve didn't drape well on the sides. Instead of the curve, I drew a straight line from the beginning of the curve to the bottom corner. 3. Used the high neck from T-Shirt Variations Pattern (I didn't like the deep scoop neck here). Fabric used - ponte knit, leftovers from my larger projects, so sewing was a breeze (I recommend ponte for beginners). Capris in the pictures are from Liberty Jane Leggins Pattern (reviewed separately and highly recommended). I highly recommend this dress pattern as well as similar pattern from this designer for Bitty Babies.

Pixie Faire Tri-City Knit 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review


Easy to make. I used old shirts from my daughter. She was so happy I recycled her favourite shirts. She enjoys to play with it.

Kristin C.
United States

Great pattern

It was easy to purchase, easy to download. I had it printed and made my first dress the same day. The photos in the instructions were really helpful, and the garment came together with no problems. I love that several variations can be made from this pattern.

Pixie Faire Tri-City Knit 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review