1774 Colonial Gown 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Your 18" doll will look amazing in this colonial dress created by Heritage Doll Fashions! This Colonial Gown is a beautiful historical design.  The PDF sewing pattern also includes directions for a corset!

Supplies Needed:  
-½ yd. cotton fabric for the dress 
-¼ yd. cotton fabric for lining and ruffles  
-¼ yd. cotton fabric for corset  
-½" wide hook and loop tape 
-8 eyelets for corset  
-Eyelet punch/setter  
-Cord or ribbon to lace up the corset

Skill Level: This is an intermediate level pattern. It’s wonderfully designed, and not complicated.

What You Get: One 19 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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Laura F.
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Beatutiful Colonial 18" doll dress

I just made two of these dresses and they are beautiful. I chose a small print to make the dress only, and it looks fine without the corset. Looks very authentic. Pattern and instructions were overall very good. The four suggestions I would make when using it are: 1) on skirt and ruffles sew two rows of gathering stitch rather than one. 2) on ruffles sew the gather stitches in place(but don't yet gather) before hemming the ruffle. 3) when sewing gathering stitches remember to keep the beginning threads from getting caught up in the stitches. 4) do not trim the width of the Velcro as stated in step 4. It shows full width in the photo and you need it to sew it in place.

1774 Colonial Gown 18 Doll Clothes
Christina P.

I'm currently working on the

I'm currently working on the dress. The pattern and directions are very easy to follow!

Guy C.

All of your patterns are

All of your patterns are creative, inspirational, fairly simple to sew, just have fun with it!

Karen B.

Good Basic Pattern

I was looking for a good basic colonial gown pattern and this is it! Excellent instructions.


Beautiful Pattern

I bought this pattern when it first came out. I have made it several times. It was easy to follow and fits well.