Church Tea Dress 18 inch Doll Clothes Pattern

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A sweet little dress ensemble that is just the thing for a - Church Tea. The simple sleeveless dress has a fully lined bodice and a lightly gathered skirt with two small pleat details in the front. The dress opens all the way in the back and fastens with five small buttons for easy dressing. The unlined double-breasted jacket fastens in front with four small snaps that are embellished with four decorative buttons. A scalloped hem on the bottom edge of the jacket and sleeves adds a bit of feminine appeal while the bias bound collar is the perfect place to add an exciting dash of color.

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


Suggested Fabrics: Dress and Jacket in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, cotton shirting, gingham, wool shirting, silk, or linen. Not suitable for knits. Collar in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, batiste, voile, or silk. Not suitable for knits.

 

Supplies Needed:

Fabric:
  • Dress and Jacket ~ 1/2 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Collar ~ 8” x 16” piece of fabric

Notions:
  • Thread
  • Five 3/8” buttons for the dress (snaps or hook and loop tape can be used if preferred)
  • Four 3/8” decorative buttons for the jacket
  • Four small snaps for the jacket
  • 24” double-fold bias tape OR make your own with a 11/8” x 24” bias strip
  • 18” square of lightweight fusible interfacing

Tools:
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • Ruler

       

      Skill Level: Intermediate
       

      What You Get: One 19 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! This PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step 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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      S
      09/02/2021
      Sewbig
      United States United States
      Keepers' Church Tea Dress

      As always, Keepers' patterns are well written, with concise instructions and clear photos to demonstrate the steps. This is a versatile pattern. I initially thought of making the dress like Melody's Easy Outfit, the lime green one with the pleats in the front. But no, I used my standard red, white and blue theme. The dress and jacket set would be appropriate for so many eras of the historical girls, but just as appropriate for a modern version. Just classic good lines. And I love the scallop details on the sleeves and hem of the jacket.

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      07/27/2021
      Patricia S.
      Canada Canada
      Darling!

      Another A+ pattern from this designer. Perfect for Melody with the 60s lines of the dress and boxy little jacket. Love the result!

      Pixie Faire Church Tea Dress 18 inch Doll Clothes Pattern Review
      LA
      07/23/2021
      L. Abney
      United States United States
      Lovely Dress!

      This is such a sweet little dress … I can just imagine wearing this to a spring ladies’ tea! The simple summer dress and detailed short sleeve jacket are the perfect combination. Love the details on the jacket … bias trim with a bow, scallop edging on the sleeves and hem, and decorative buttons. Nothing about the dress is really hard, but the details make it fun to sew. Instructions are well written with great pictures to follow along, and the fit is excellent.

      Pixie Faire Church Tea Dress 18 inch Doll Clothes Pattern Review
      M
      07/22/2021
      Melangell
      United States United States
      KDD Church Tea Dress pattern

      This is a cute little sleeveless dress with 2 pleats on the front skirt paired with a double breasted front jacket. It’s a cute little outfit that would be perfect for your Maryellen or Melody.

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