Design Your Own Trendy Tunic 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Would your doll like a trendy tunic with ruffles to wear with some patterned leggings? If so, she will love this cute tunic which can be made in various types of lightweight fabric. This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics:  Lightweight cotton, gauze, lightweight knit, silk, etc. 

Supplies Needed:
-1/4 yard or fat quarter of lightweight woven or knit fabric 
-Five mini buttons
-Five small sew on snaps
-Small scrap of fusible interfacing

Optional Materials
-Small scrap of coordinating or contrasting fabric for sleeves or ruffles and/or facing
-Decorative thread for decorative stitching
-Stabilizer for decorative stitching
-1/4 - 3/8 inch wide hook and loop tape (two 3.75 inch strips -- one soft side, one rough side)

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner


What You Get: One 29 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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This top is so adorable, love the fit also.



Pattern is darling and very easy to follow the directionsl i have an older American doll. The blouse was a little small. It was impossible to overlap the front. Should I make it again I will add width to the pattern. Any one else have this problem.? Thanks

Terri Haines

Love this little top!

I hesitated to make this top because of the facing, but it turned out so cute! Be sure to sew the understitching on the facing. I did and it lays very nicely. I did use a lightweight gauze type fabric as suggested and made it exactly according to the instructions. It fits the doll perfectly and is adorable! I will definitely be using this pattern again and will be looking for other patterns by this designer. Thanks for a great pattern!

Jen Roman

Easy yet detailed

I had a lot of fun sewing this top up in an array of colors and fabrics. The thin lawn I used made for a softer look, while the lightweight knit I used was crisp and classy. Both pair well with leggings, skirts, or even jeans. The pattern is detailed to include a facing and optional buttons, which really make the look. Make sure you sew down the facing for optimal fit, though. I didn't the first time and had to go back to make it look right.


Easy and adorable!

Much easier than I thought it would be. I absolutely love how tailored my little top looks. I can see myself using this pattern a lot! So many unique possibilities!