Buttonfly Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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With this swing style, dolman sleeve, hi-lo dress featuring tiny buttons leading into inverted pleats that flow into flare, your doll will be dressed to impress. You get to choose between more flare or more flow with the hemmed or unhemmed sleeve options.  I love a trans-seasonal design, and this is one dress that will “fly” all year long. 

Have fun styling with leggings and boots for winter, just boots in the fall, or some snazzy flats and the lightest of knits for spring or summer. Have fun contrasting and coordinating fabric and buttons! The possibilities are endless with this simple stylish dress.

Practice sewing with a variety of knits! This pattern provides instruction and
practice with using a single fold hem with a double needle, and hemming
along a curved edge. This design calls for a hook and loop closure, and is

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

Recommended Fabrics: knits 

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/3 yard of knit fabric
  • coordinating thread
  • 10 1/4" buttons
  • hook and loop fastener
  • fusible interfacing for knits (optional)
  • hand sewing needle and thread
  • single and double machine needles (stretch recommended)
  • plain white coffee filter (optional)

    Skill Level:  Intermediate

    What You Get: One 34 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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    Stephanie C.
    Canada Canada

    Very nice thank you so much, do you have pattern for bunny Maileg or which pattern have the same size because their shoulder are not very big. Thank you very very much you do great work.

    Christie B.
    United States United States

    Cute Dress, Great Instructions

    Despite having one of those days when nothing would go right, I ended up with such a cute dress. The pattern is great, the instructions are clear, and there are two options. I chose the unhemmed version but you can hem it as well. My fabric turned out to be really drapey and it was hard to make the pleats look crisp so I used a little bit of Steam a Seam to hold them in place. I want to try again with different fabric.

    Pixie Faire Buttonfly Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review

    superbe modèle

    très bien expliqué avec des images car je ne parle pas anglais. J'ai fais le modèle avec un tissu strech et ensuite avec un tissu en coton, c'est parfait et je suis très contente du résultat, il tombe impeccable. J'ai cousu ce modèle pour une poupée zwergnase de 50 cm. Bravo pour ce joli modèle

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    Tari H.
    United States

    Super easy and very trendy looking

    I didn't have any trouble using this pattern, the photos were nice and clear, the explanations were just perfect. I'm really happy with the dresses I made with it. (This has to be a record for me, fastest I've ever used a pattern I bought!)