A Stitch In My Side Pocket Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Get your stitch on with this fun kid-approved design that is enjoyable for both sewist and recipient. Pockets that pop make this dress fun for little ones and the piping and side panels provide plenty of color coordinating fun for the seamstress.
This pattern provides a tip for hemming over bulky seams and is a great simple introduction to using piping. If piping has intimidated you in the past, cut your teeth on this easy application of the skill.

Designed for woven fabrics, the A Stitch In My Side Pocket Dress features a bodice lining and hook and loop closure for the entire length of the back, making doll dressing and undressing a breeze for little hands.

Try your hand at this unique dress, but take it slow or you may get a stitch in your side...

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

Recommended Fabrics: woven 

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/4 yard of main woven fabric
  • 1/4 yard of coordinating woven fabric
  • Scrap fabric of a second coordinating color for piping (optional)
  • 1/8” wide cording
  • Hook and loop fastener


    Skill Level:  Intermediate

    What You Get: One 24 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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    12/21/2018
    Sewbig

    A Stitch in My Side Pocket

    The pattern is so-named because of the cute pocket set into the side seams. Perfect for color blocking. I think you'll really like this pattern if you like to see how pattern designers manipulate fabrics to make new designs. I haven't sewn anything like this before. Love when this happens.

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    11/29/2017
    Melangell

    A Stitch in My Side Picket Dress

    This is such a cute boxy dress! The way the designer has you do the shoulders is completely new to me and was quite ingenious. I live all the different ways you can design the colors and patterns with this dress!

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