Country Diva Dress & Top 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Has your doll dreamed of playing the Grand Ole Oprey one day? Does she want to look prettier than a glob of butter on a stack of wheat cakes? Well butter my biscuit and call me sassy, because the Country Diva Dress and Top is just what she needs to get gussied up!

This versatile dress features a lined princess-seamed bodice, a lined and freestanding gathered skirt, an optional faux placket, and a wide, not quite-off-the-shoulder neckline topped with a split, bias- cut ruffle. Small, medium, and large cutting lines are included to accommodate many 18" dolls. Variations include a continuous ruffle, an unlined skirt, a simplified bodice, and separate pattern pieces to create a bonus top with two lengths. You can choose to make a simple project or a lace-enhanced extravaganza--but however you make it, it's guaranteed to dill your pickle!

If you'd like to add an easy-to-make belt for your dress, you can follow the directions for the belt included in the Santa's Helper Pattern Hack tutorial.

Finally, for those who may be new to sewing, the directions have been written comprehensively with many explanatory details. If you’re an experienced seamstress, you'll probably be able to sew this dress just by reading the written instructions located at the back of the pattern. No kidding! (Is a five-pound canary fat?) Happy sewing y'all!

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

Recommended Fabrics:  Tightly woven fabric such as quilter's cotton or other similar medium-light to medium-weight natural fabrics are ideal for the main fabric. Lightweight fabrics such as bastiste or lawn work well for the Bodice Lining, and lightweight silky fabrics work well for the Skirt Lining.silky fabrics

Supplies Needed:
Fabric Requirements:
- Option 1: Overskirt: ¼ yd.; Skirt & Bodice Lining: 1/3 yd.; Bodice, Binding & Ruffle: ½yd.
- Option 2: Bodice, Skirt, Ruffle, & Binding: 2/3 yd.; Bodice Lining: 1/6 yd.
- Option 3: Bodice, Skirt, Ruffle, Placket & Binding: 2/3 yd.; Bodice Lining: 1/6 yd.
- Option 4: Lining: ¼ yd.; Bodice, Ruffle, & Binding: ½ yd.


Notions:

Option 1:
1. Five ¼" buttons
2. For an optional belt: One 3/8" scrapbooking slide, 1/3 yd. of 3/8" ribbon or leather, 1" of Hook-and-Loop. For belt directions visit: https://www.pixiefaire.com/blogs/doll-tips-and-tutorials/forever-18-inches-pattern-hack-santas-helper-outfit
3. Three medium-sized snaps OR two pieces of Hook-and-Loop, about 3 ½” long

Option 2:
1. Trim: For Collar Ruffle 1 yd. of lightweight narrow lace, for Skirt 1-1/4 yds. of decorative braid or rickrack, for Bodice 6-1/2" decorative braid or rickrack for the the princess seams, and for the center front panel three 2-1/2" pieces of decorative rickrack or trim
2. Three medium-sized snaps OR two pieces of Hook-and-Loop, about 3 ½” long

Option 3:
1. Optional: 3-1/4" of trim for the Bodice center front
2. Three medium-sized snaps OR two pieces of Hook-and-Loop, about 3 ½” long

Option 4:
1. Three medium-sized snaps OR five inches of Hook-and-Loop

All Options:
1. Matching thread
2. Fray Check®
3. Frixion pen or other marking tool
4. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances

Skill Level:  Intermediate 

What You Get: One 60 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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Pixie Faire and the designers featured are not affiliated with American Girl®. 

 



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JM
07/05/2017
Joan M.
United States

Country Diva Dress and top

Great pattern everything went together great made,a shirt for the 4th of July

Country Diva Dress & Top 18 Doll Clothes Pattern
KF
06/29/2017
keo fred
Florida

Cute

This is one if the cutest dress patterns. Lots of fun ways to change it up and easy to see.

GF
06/15/2017
Gay F.
United States

Country Diva Dress

Fantastic pattern !! I highly recommend this. Instructions are clear and easy to understand. The lining in the bodice makes it look very professional. I will be using this pattern many times !

Country Diva Dress & Top 18 Doll Clothes Pattern
J
06/08/2017
Joy

Country Diva Dress

This is a fun dress to make. Several options for different looks. Great instruction and photos to to help you sew the perfect dress or top.

Country Diva Dress & Top 18 Doll Clothes Pattern
M
06/07/2017
Melangell

Country Diva Dress and Top

What a fun, super cute dress! It is perfect for your Tenny doll or maybe Saige will want this dress. There are so many options so you can really personalize your outfit. The top or bodice of the dress can be made as a simple top or you can make the princess seamed version. The neckline ruffles can be made as 1 continuous ruffle or 2 ruffles with a faux button placket down the front. The skirt can have 1 or 2 layers and be either a simple skirt or a circle skirt. I did my dress with the princess seamed top with 1 continuous ruffle around the neck. I had a two layered skirt with the top being a lace overlay. I added a red velvet belt with a diamond belt buckle and Saiges hat and boots to finish off the outfit.

Country Diva Dress & Top 18 Doll Clothes Pattern