1980s Mix and Match 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The 1980s Mix and Match pattern by Forever 18 Inches is designed to allow multiple options by combining variations and accessories. The pattern features three separate garments: a detailed skirt with a geometric yoke, working pockets, belt loops, and an elasticized back for a universal fit, a simplified skirt with a yoke and elasticized back, and a loose-fitting top with rolled sleeve cuffs. Both skirts have options for Mini and Midi lengths, and the top can be made with or without the cuffs from knit or woven fabrics. A bonus Obi-style wrap belt is also included to add authentic 1980s detail to the outfits made from this pattern. The top, belt, and simplified skirt are all designed at an Easy sewing level, which makes them good candidates for Etsy and craft fair sellers. Whether you’re sewing for a valley girl or working girl, this pattern will provide authentic 1980s style. (And don’t forget to add Big Hair and slouchy-styled boots!)


This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®. 

Recommended Fabrics:  - Option 1: 1/3 yd. (Midi length) or ¼ yd. (Mini length) of lightweight denim, poplin, chambray, Kona cotton, quilter’s cotton, or other natural fabrics - Option 2: 1/3 yd. (Midi length) or ¼ yd. (Mini length) of lightweight denim, poplin, Kona cotton, quilter’s cotton, or other natural fabrics - Option 3: ¼ yd. yd. of light to medium weight knits with minimal stretch, or soft lightweight woven fabrics such as rayon, lawn, batiste, shirting, or lightweight quilter’s cotton - Option 4: 1/6 yd. yd. of light to medium weight woven fabric.

Supplies Needed:
Fabric Requirements: All fabrics should have a tight weave
- Option 1: 1/3 yd. (Midi length) or ¼ yd. (Mini length) of lightweight denim, poplin, chambray, Kona cotton, quilter’s cotton, or other natural fabrics
- Option 2: 1/3 yd. (Midi length) or ¼ yd. (Mini length) of lightweight denim, poplin, Kona cotton, quilter’s cotton, or other natural fabrics
- Option 3: ¼ yd. yd. of light to medium weight knits with minimal stretch, or soft lightweight woven fabrics such as rayon, lawn, batiste, shirting, or lightweight quilter’s cotton
- Option 4: 1/6 yd. yd. of light to medium weight woven fabric.

Notions:
Options 1 and 2:
1. A small sturdy safety pin (approximately 3/8” x 7/8” or smaller) OR a bobby pin
2. 5” of 3/8” wide elastic
3. Optional: cellophane tape to use as a sewing guide (Option 1)
4. Optional: A ¼” button for a faux button Waistband (Option 2)

Option 3:
1. Three medium-sized snaps OR Hook and Loop tape

Option 4:
1. 1/6 yd. (or large scrap) of very lightweight fusible interfacing

All Options:
1. Matching and contrasting thread
2. A pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances
3. Fray Check®
4. A marking tool such as chalk or a Frixion® pen (the Frixion® pen mark disappears when dry heat is applied. Be sure to use it on the WRONG side of your dress!)
5. 1/6 yd. Fusible interfacing (or large scraps) for knits or lightweight fabrics for Options 1-3; 1/6 yd. of medium weight fusible interfacing (or a large scrap) for the Option 4 Obi Belt



Skill Level:  Easy and Intermediate 

What You Get: One 55 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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1980's Mix & Match

I was a tester for this pattern. It says "1980's", but this is a classic! Great details. Great fit. Great instructions. When I saw the large, open space on the bodice, I realized I could fill the space with appliqué, or, EMBROIDERY! I used a machine embroidery design, a line sketch, and colored it in with pigment markers. This is a great pattern to show off your creativity.

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