Easy Sleeves Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Here’s a versatile dress designed for seamstresses who hate sewing set-in sleeves! The Easy Sleeves Dress, by Forever 18 Inches, comes with a raised waist, a center front closure with button-covered snaps or hook and loop, a “V” neck with an optional sailor collar and front tie, back ties for a customized fit, and dolman sleeves with rolled cuffs or elastic-gathered ruffles. An added bonus are the interchangeable sleeve and neck finishes that can be combined for your own customized look. Make it crisp and nautical, sweet and demure, or in between to suit your own personal tastes. No matter how you choose to interpret the dress, the easy sleeves will simplify the construction and make your sewing project quicker and easier. Have fun with the possibilities! 

Recommended Fabrics:

  • Option 1: soft, lightweight fabric with a drape such as lightweight quilter’s cotton for the main part of the dress, light to medium weight natural fabric for the contrasting Cuffs and Collar,  batiste or similar fabric for the Collar Lining, and lightweight silky fabric OR ribbon for the Front Tie.
  • Option 2: lightweight quilter’s cotton or chambray, Tana Lawn, soft shirting, or other similar fabrics, and optional very lightweight fusible interfacing for the Facing

Supplies Needed:
- Option 1: 1/2 yd. of soft, lightweight fabric with a drape such as lightweight quilter’s cotton for the main part of the dress, ¼ yd. of light to medium weight natural fabric for the contrasting Cuffs and Collar, ¼ yd. (or large scrap) of batiste or similar fabric for the Collar Lining, and ¼ yd. of lightweight silky fabric OR 8” of ½” – 5/8” ribbon for the Front Tie

- Option 2: ½ yd. of lightweight quilter’s cotton or chambray, Tana Lawn, soft shirting, or other similar fabrics, and optional ¼ yd. of very lightweight fusible interfacing for the Facing

Notions:
Options 1 and 2 and Dress:
1. Option 1: 2/3 yds. of 3/16” soutache braid OR 1/8” wide ribbon
2. Option 2: Two *7-1/2” long pieces of 1/8” wide elastic

All Options:
1. Matching and optional contrasting thread
2. A pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances
3. Fray Check®
4. A marking tool such as chalk or a Frixion® pen (the Frixion® pen mark disappears when dry heat is applied. Be sure to use it on the WRONG side of your garment!)
5. Three medium-sized snaps (8” of Hook and Loop tape can be substituted if desired)
6. Eight ¼” buttons for the front closure

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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09/02/2021
Sewbig
United States United States
F18 - Easy Sleeves Dress

Classic. Yes, easy sleeves. But also easy construction - fast to both sew and cut out. Of course, I sewed the sailor version. But the pattern offers options for collar and sleeve versions. Sizing was great for both my fluffy PM's, and also my slim dolls because of the sash in the back.

Pixie Faire Easy Sleeves Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
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09/02/2021
Patricia S.
Canada Canada
Adorable result and enjoyable sewing experience

As always with this designer, an extremely thorough set of instructions and photographs. A good pattern for a sewist who is comfortable with collars and basic facings but isn’t in the mood for setting in a sleeve. The result is perfect for any of the vintage girls like Kit or Molly.

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