Carolina Girl Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The Frog Princess Fashions Carolina Girl©2019 dress was inspired by my daughter-in-law’s home state, North Carolina. The state flower of North Carolina is the dogwood, and the pink variety is one of my favorites! Their delicate pink petals surround a creamy yellow center and the leafy branches are beautiful nearly all year. With Carolina dogwoods in mind, I drew and digitized a little floral design that features the cross-shaped dogwood blossoms in a soft pink tone on a leafy branch custom-sized to fit the waistband and tie ends of this sweet dress. The dress features a v-neckline trimmed with a flounce ruffle, two flounced sleeve variations, a fitted waist band with tie ends, and a flowy, bias-cut A-line skirt. This design is best suited to lightweight fabrics with a nice drape, but still stitched up nicely in my favorite quilting cottons and blends, eyelets, lace, and more. The vintage style has wide appeal and is flattering to all 18” doll shapes.

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

Recommended Fabrics: lightweight quilting cotton, poplin, batiste, polycotton, eyelet, mini gingham, small-scale calico, chevrons, stripes, plaids, and solids. Note: lightweight knits work well for the flounces, too!

Supplies Needed:

  • Fabric ¼ yd lightweight woven fabric;
  • 1/8 yd. contrasting solid for waistband (optional), flounces, and tie ends
  • 1/8 yd. fusible lightweight interfacing Notions
  • Thread to match fabrics
  • 8”-9” strip non-snag thin hook and loop tape


  • Turning tools for turning tie ends
  • Pinking shears

Optional: 30” length of ½” wide ribbon for tie ends

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 26 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 two page summary of instructions is included to help save on printer ink. 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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Lori Gould

Another great design

I loved testing this design for Frog Princess Fashions. It was easy to make, the instructions are clear and it fits so well. I love the designs Peggy comes out with and look forward to making more of this pattern as well as future ones.