Let your 18" doll play in this perfect girly dress. It sews up quite easily and can have a variety of looks depending on your fabric. Do a plain dress or one with a contrasting band. The yoke can also be done with a contrasting fabric and is lined. I finished my dresses off with larger buttons to add accent to the dress but smaller buttons can be used as well. The dress hangs below the knee and the sleeves are short and puffy. The dress closes with snaps in the front. As a bonus, there is also a shorts bloomer pattern included in this PDF sewing pattern.
Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight woven Fabrics like cotton and quilter’s cotton.
-Fabric 1 – Dress and Bloomers – 18 x 44”
-Fabric 2 – Contrasting fabric for 2-Tone Dress – 8 x 44”
-Fabric 3 – Collar – 5 x 14”
-4 Clear plastic sew on snaps – Size 3 (5/8”)
-4 Decorative Buttons – 1/2” wide
-9” of 1/4” wide Ribbon
-10” Elastic (1/4”) for pants legs
-10.5” Elastic (3/8”) for waist
-Fabric Pencil or Pen Marker
-Iron and ironing board
Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate
What You Get: One 23 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!
I made both versions of the pattern and found the pattern to be easy to follow. I am not a fan of snaps and was hoping to use Velcro on the dresses but quickly found out that it wouldn't work. I have plans to make more but possibly moderating the pattern where I can utilize Velcro versus snaps. Because I am not a fan of snaps, I chose to make buttonholes with the buttons for closure.
Love this pattern, specially because it comes with short bloomers included.
I made two dresses from this pattern and love them both. They fit my older dolls perfectly. There are so many options with this dress. It's quick to make and doesn't take a lot of fabric. I love the little details - like the way the yoke is attached to the skirt. The curve makes it hang perfectly It's a nice touch and makes the dress look more difficult than it is. I will look for more patterns from this designer.
Loved making this! Easy to follow instructions. Easy to sew!
Really enjoyed this pattern