A Lil' Bit Country: Dress, Top, Skirt and Belt Set 18" Doll Clothes

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Your 18-inch friend will be feeling at least "a lil' bit country" with this ruffled pull-on dress featuring several variations.

Create the full dress in two different lengths, with or without a ruffle at the hem. Or if you prefer, stitch up separates. Included are two options for the top - one with a built-in elasticized ruffled waist and another slightly longer version with a straight hem, intended to be tucked in or belted. Other options include the simple pull-on skirt, which can be made with or without the ruffled hem.

Thanks to an elasticized waist and generous cut, dressing your doll is very easy ... no closures needed! This set also includes two different belt patterns to accessorize your outfit - the Fabric Buckled Belt, which can be made with fabric or ribbon, and the Leather Snapped Belt, which conveniently snaps in the back.

Depending upon the variations chosen, this PDF pattern goes together quickly and is suitable for confident beginner to intermediate-level sewists. 

For even more versatility, this pattern was designed to complement the Ruffled Romper pattern, also by Matilda's Closet. Combine your favorite skirt option from this pattern with the halter-style top from that pattern to create a sweet ruffled sundress! Or switch things around and use the pants pieces from that pattern with the ruffled top from this one for yet another fun summer look. You can even create a cute halter top with a ruffled waist!

Recommended Fabrics:  cotton, chambray, gingham, lightweight denim

Supplies Needed:
-1/2 yard woven fabric (cotton, chambray, gingham, lightweight denim - best results obtained from fabrics which hold a crease well when ironed)
-1/4-inch wide elastic, as follows:
DRESS: 19 inches
SKIRT: 10 inches

-Scrap woven fabric (cotton, denim)
-Buckle to fit 1/2-inch belt

-Leather or vinyl scraps - enough to cut a 13x3/8-inch strip
-Buckle to fit 3/8-inch belt
-One snap set - 3/8-inch diameter or smaller (I prefer the metal Fashion Spring #14 snaps from KAMsnaps)
-Snap setting tools (I prefer the DK93 Wide-Clearance KAM Snap Press with die set for metal snaps)

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 40 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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Georjean Knapp
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A Lil' Bit of Country

Love this dress all made up!

A Lil' Bit Country: Dress, Top, Skirt and Belt Set 18
Penny T.

Not only Country

I hesitated to buy this pattern even though it was perfect for a counrty theme I was using to dress a doll. I thought it would be a one use design. I was wrong. I now expect to use the blouse pattern to make contempory tops to pair with jeans, and the skirt as part of many outfits. I had a brief moment of confusion as to how the ruffle was attaching and forming the casing for the elastic, but reading through the next few steps clarified the process for me and it worked very well. My only modification was to use tiny bias bindings to finish the armholes since I find that easier than trying to narrow hem a small curved area.

Peggy D.

Great pattern!!! Love it!!!!!

Great pattern!!! Love it!!!!!

Mary C.

Loved this pattern! Made the

Loved this pattern! Made the dress and skirt and top in two different fabric variations. These outfits are one of my favorites, and my daughters have said they are their favorites also! Very cute!!

Donna K.

This pattern was easy to

This pattern was easy to work with. I haven't made all of the versions, but the ones I have made turned out very nice.