1930's Vintage Dress Pattern 18" Doll Clothes

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This vintage inspired 1930′s style dress captures the spirit of yesteryear. This beautifully designed doll clothes PDF sewing pattern has instructions to make both of the bodice styles pictured.

Supplies Needed: 
-½ yd. cotton fabric  
-Cotton fabric scraps for lining 
-¾" wide hook and loop tape 

Skill Level: This is a fun and easy pattern.

What You Get: One 38 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 Crow
Los Angeles, CA

perfectly vintage

I love this pattern. There are a lot of steps, but the end result creates a perfect little 1930s or '40s play dress or school dress for either Kit or Molly. It's versatile, and there are a lot design choices, so you can make contemporary dresses, too. You could use this pattern to make dozens of different styles with varying materials and embellishments. I've made two so far. I like to sew them by hand -- I am not skilled enough to control my sewing machine for little things like doll clothes. These took me a few days because of all the details, but I find the result to be worth it.

1930's Vintage Dress Pattern 18 Doll Clothes1930's Vintage Dress Pattern 18 Doll Clothes
Auburn, CA

Endless Possibilities

This dress can be vintage or contemporary, depending upon the fabric and detailing. It's perfect for all skill levels, the directions are methodical, and the pattern fits! If you prefer a professional finish, you can easily tuck under the lining and hand stitch. There is enough ease in the back to use snaps instead of Velcro. For one dress, I modified the waistband, adding side seams (with additional seam allowances) in order to insert a grosgrain ribbon for the sash. Up Next: A sleeveless version with the bodice attached directly to the skirt (no waistband). Appreciation to the designer - thanks for a versatile design.

Lorraine Miranda
United States

Another great pattern!

Super cute dress with clear, easy to follow instructions!



Sweet innocent little dress. True to the 30s era. Detailed but well worth the little bit of extra effort. Instructions are clear.

Roxanna W.

The dress pattern I purchased

The dress pattern I purchased from pixie fair was easy to sew and fits just right.