Dress For Success 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Start your 18-inch friend on the path to success by helping her to dress the part!

Sophisticated and smart, this dress features a falling cowl neck collar attached at the shoulder by a hidden hook-and-loop closure. A side zipper also allows for easy dressing. Special design details include front and back pleating, mock button-down side tabs, and the option to include coordinating buttons on the collar.

This intermediate-level PDF pattern is suitable for both light- to mid-weight woven and sturdy knit fabrics. 

Recommended Fabrics:  cotton, lightweight denim, cotton-polyester blends

Supplies Needed:
-1/3 yard fashion fabric (light to mid-weight cotton, blends, sturdy knits)
-1/2 inch of 3/4-inch wide hook and loop tape
-Scrap of fusible interfacing
-4-inch nylon zipper
-5 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch buttons

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 35 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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Sue R.
United States
Nice pattern

Pattern is pretty accurate. It threw me off with her directions of cutting the pattern pieces on the right side of the fabric (I trace my pattern pieces onto the fabric) as oppose to the wrong side. I think her instructions are well written and easy to understand. My first dress came out too narrow to fit the doll but I also used 100% cotton fabric that didn't have much give. I widened the waist for the next dress and it was too wide, I need to try it again using pattern correctly Overall, the dress came out cute and everyone who has seen it loves it. Ps, I used jersey for the top of one dress, it turned out ok (I debated about using interfacing) and gave me that slouchy look I had wanted.

Pixie Faire Dress For Success 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
Rhonda A.
Nice details

This pattern has sophisticated details...dress your doll like what Mom wears. I made from a wool knit. I did modify the sewing directions and lined the top of the dress instead of facings for a couture look. Turned out very cute.

A Pixie Faire Customer
This is one of the

This is one of the BEST patterns I've used. It's advanced enough that I needed to follow the directions. Yet, the directions are clear. The photos are clear, and the dress is unique. My dress turned out nice. I had a little difficulty putting the under-arm zipper in over the bulky seam to my satisfaction, but I'm very particular. Very nice pattern.

Patricia B.
I LOVE this pattern! Turned

I LOVE this pattern! Turned out amazing. Can't wait to make it again!

Dress for Success

This pattern is easier to make then it looks. Good instructions and photos to help you with each step.