A popover style shirtdress for your 18 inch doll? Yes! This on-trend dress is a fun new addition to our Malibu Libby collection. Stroll along the beach and have lunch at the Coronado Hotel in this cute pullover style shirtdress, which makes the perfect addition to any 18 inch doll's summer wardrobe! The mandarin collar, roll-up sleeves and shirt tail hem add all the right fashion touches! Learn new techniques with confidence. This PDF sewing pattern teaches how to sew a henley style placket, the mandarin collar, and a faced hemline. This doll clothes pattern also includes a shirt length version and a short gathered puff sleeve to give you more great options. The top has an added split hemline at the side seams - it’s all in the details! The sleeve design is interchangeable and can be used for either the top or the dress. The back of the dress is open halfway, while the shirt back is open the entire center back. Both designs can be sewn with a hook and loop tape or snap closure for easy on and off. Instructions are included to sew the front placket with a tiny pointed end or a more simple squared off finish.
Recommended fabrics include: Very lightweight denim (shirt or dress fabric), chambray, tissue weight linen, tencel, challis, and any lightweight cotton.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 44 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.Download, Print, Sew!
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But I fixed that for next time by lengthening the pattern by an inch. I also didn't like the way the exposed seam on the underarm looked once the sleeve was rolled. I changed the sleeve for this first one by adding another piece to the sleeve so when the cuff is rolled you don't see the seam at all. I will change the pattern for sleeve for next time so I can get the sleeve look you have pictured. I do like the look of the rolled cuff and the tab. The tab was too short, but easy fix. I loved the way the hem was done and though awkward I did figure out the placket. I consider myself a lower end of an intermediate sewer.
I found this pattern to be a bit more challenging. I wouldn't recommend it for beginners. I loved the way it finished up and have several ideas to use this pattern for.
Great instructions. I used a heavier flannel thorough and the collar and tabs were difficult to turn out. I would recommend finer materials for the neck details
I love this pattern but when I made it for my granddaughter's AG doll, I thought it was too small. I will make the next one bigger. I had some trouble with the collar fitting so I finally cut a longer one and it worked okay.
I was looking for a doll dress that looked as stylish as something my daughter would find in her favorite doll store, and this definitely delivers on up-to-date style. While the placket is a little tricky, the step-by-step directions with photos were super helpful. The only change I made was to wait until the end to turn up the hem facing and sleeve edge and topstitch after sewing the side seams--so the side seam raw edges are hidden.