Cosplay Day Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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This darling sailor dress pays homage to the Cosplay Harajuku style that has taken the fashion world by storm. It was featured in the Liberty Jane® Spring 2014 Tokyo Libby Collection and sold at auction. 

The dress pattern designed to fit 18 inch dolls, features a sailor collar and separate tie, princess seams with inserted lace, an inverted pleated skirt, and a fully lined bodice. An invisible zipper closes up the back. 

Suggested fabrics include cotton, cotton blends, and linen. Have fun mixing and matching the collar and trim colors to create many different looks! 

Bonus: The slip pattern is also included!

Love the Cross-Body Purse featured in these pics? Find the pattern HERE.

The red skirt is made using just the skirt portion of the dress.

Supplies Needed:
-1/3 yard of dress fabric
-1/4 yard lining fabric
-7" (or longer) invisible zipper
-Trim: 2 1/2 yards of 3/16" wide lace trim or ribbon for collar, tie, and skirt
-Trim: 1/3 to *2/3 yard of 1/2" wide lace for bodice seams (*if inserting in back bodice seams also)
-1 package of 1/2" wide hem tape
-1 small hook and eye
-Matching thread
-Zipper foot
-Hand sewing needle
Slip Supplies:
-1/8 yard tulle netting or dance mesh fabric and 3/4 yard 1/2" wide lace OR 3/4 yard 3-4" wide lace
-1/3 yard 3/8" wide elastic

Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced


What You Get: One 23 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

Love the Details!

I loved all the details in this dress! I used a combination of trims that worked together to make a really cute and unique dress. This is a little more advanced pattern, due to the number of pattern pieces and the application of different trims, but the instructions clearly explain each step. The fit of the finished dress was perfect, and I really enjoyed the challenge of this very stylish pattern.

Pixie Faire Cosplay Day Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
United States United States

Cosplay Day Dress

I really like this cute dress, but it is definitely for advanced sewers. The pattern is well done and gives a very professional finish to the dress.

Pixie Faire Cosplay Day Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
Gail M.
United States

Cosplay Day Dress

Love it; love it; love it. Thank you.


Lots of detail

Loved all the detail that went into this dress. The pattern was well thought out with good instructions. The only problem was sewing on the lining at the collar, there needs to be more instruction there. All in all a really great pattern.


Mostly Ok

This dress was a personal sewing challenge for me. I didn't have lace so I sewed piping into the front bodice seams. What was challenging to me was the lining around the neck/collar. I found the directions to be lacking for that. How did you sew the collar into the lining in the front, center part of the dress? The pattern photo shows it done so neatly, but I felt more photos were necessary to show how to do this properly. The instruction, "Clip at center front to within 1/8 " of point" (#17) was so confusing. Clip what? There was no photo. I ripped the seam out three times before I finally got it semi-ok. the front v-neck has a pucker that I don't like, but I can't get rid of it. Thankfully the adorably tie covers it. I doubt anyone would notice the issue, but it was bothersome to me. I am not sure I would ever make this dress again without clearer instructions for that part of the pattern. Too frustrating. I didn't have an invisible zipper, so I adjusted and did velcro down the back of the dress. The final product was beautiful. My favorite dress that I've ever created. I would attempt this pattern again if I could have clearer instructions. I would LOVE a video tutorial on it. :) Thank you for the free pattern! I learned a lot sewing this detailed, little piece.