Bodice Details Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Create charming 1930's era dresses with two distinct bodice variations for your 18" doll with this beautifully designed Keepers Dolly Duds pattern. 

View A is a sweetie of a dress with an asymmetrical bodice that sweeps down below the waistline for an interesting visual effect. It sports a rounded collar and short puffy sleeves and has side ties that form a pretty bow in the back. Crisp pleats in the front and gathers in the back of the skirting very in keeping with a 1930's style but overall these dresses are classic and timeless.

View B is sharply styled with an off center front bodice that extends over the shoulder fastened down with three mini buttons. The rounded collar, tulip sleeves, and a smart looking belt complete the look.

As an added BONUS, I've offered a long sleeve option for either dress. The dress can be made without pleats by opting to gather the skirting. Have fun mixing and matching up the details with this pattern.

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

Suggested Fabrics: View A & View B Dress in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, or linen. Not suitable for knits.

Supplies Needed:
Fabric:
View A Dress ~ 1/2 yard (0.5 m)
View A Contrast ~ 1/6 yard (0.15 m)
View B Dress ~ 1/2 yard (0.5 m)
View B Contrast ~ 1/6 yard (0.15 m)

Notions:
__Thread
View A Dress
__1/4 yard (0.25 m) 1/2-inch (12 mm) wide
lace or bias tape
__five 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons
__one decorative bow
View B Dress
__6-1/2-inches of bias trim
__one slider buckle with a 1/2-inch (12 mm)
opening
__five 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons
__three 1/4-inch (6 mm) decorative buttons


     

    Skill Level: Intermediate
     

    What You Get: One 33 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn 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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    LA
    02/17/2021
    Lisa A.
    United States United States
    Such a Classic Style!

    This is the perfect, classic school dress. I usually sew more modern clothes, so this was a little out of my comfort zone, but I loved making it! Instructions were well written with lots of good pictures to walk you through the process, and the fit is perfect.

    Pixie Faire Bodice Details Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
    DO
    09/04/2020
    Donna O.
    United States United States
    Great Pattern!

    I’m nearly finished with this dress, and I love the way it’s turning out. I made view B, and it’s a really stylish, classy 1940’s dress. The pattern fits together beautifully, and the instructions are very clear. I will make several versions of this one!

    LH
    06/22/2020
    Leah H.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Gorgeous dress

    Very clear instructions as usual. This is such a pretty dress

    JH
    05/19/2019
    Julia H.
    United States
    A Bit Complicated, But Rewarding

    I did two versions of this pattern, in two different fabrics, with contrast - and it all went together beautifully. These and other PixieFaire patters are nicely engineered so as to fit together well.

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    L
    03/30/2019
    Lizabeth
    Bodice details

    As always, the patterns from your company produce adorable results! These two dresses remind me of those I wore to school when I was a child. My mom made all my clothes, these two dresses brought back many memories! I wasn’t paying attention when I cut out and sewed the brown print, I made back ties instead of the belt. I made self piping and edged the overlay and both petal sleeves on the brown.

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