French Quarter Day Dress 18" Doll Clothes

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Our French Quarter Day Dress has a classic 1850s silhouette, with dropped shoulders, narrow waistline, and full gathered skirt. View A features a front bodice overlay, jewel neckline, and satin ribbon trim. View B has a gathered bodice inset, band collar, and soutache braid trim. Both views have short cap sleeves layered over fitted undersleeves. The skirt has a deep hem allowance and two rows of "growth tucks".  This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics:  Quilting cotton, poplin, or linen

Supplies Needed: 
-3/4 yard medium weight woven fabric
-scrap of lightweight woven fabric for lining
-3 - 3/8" buttons
-scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing

View A:
-4 yards of 1/4" satin ribbon
-1/2 yard of 3/8" satin ribbon

View B:
-4 yards of 1/8" soutache braid
-1/4 yard of 1/2" lace trim

Skill Level:  Intermediate


What You Get: One 21 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn 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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Barbara T.
United States United States

French Quarter Day Dress

Expertly drafted pattern with loads of detail. I love it.

Moana H.
United States

French Quarter Day Dress

The only problem I had was the gathered bodice directions, but once I read thru the directions a few times and looked carefully at the pattern pieces, then I understood what to do. I sewed these two versions and I have to say they are both my favorites. My daughter, who was the recipient of the dresses, is very pleased that the dresses are so precise in the fitting and professional looking.

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Melissa M.

Second dress

This is the dress for which my daughter chose the fabric and trim

Pixie Faire French Quarter Day Dress 18 Doll Clothes Review
A Pixie Faire Customer
Melissa M.
Los Angeles, CA


Our Marie-Grace only had one dress. Now I can make her a wardrobe. This pattern created a beautiful gown for her. My daughter has already selected fabric for the next one.

Pixie Faire French Quarter Day Dress 18 Doll Clothes Review

Perfect for the 1850s wardrobe

Illustrated with clear Thimbles & Acorns style drawings, this pattern is relatively easy to sew if you have a bit of experience with doll clothes, and confident beginners will find all the steps well detailed and illustrated as well, so they too can tackle it. I've only tried view B so far, and the result was beautiful and well-fitted. I think this pattern offers some nice original details to complete your 1850s doll wardrobe, and I especially like the band collar, gathered lower bodice, and the two different options for over-sleeves and long sleeves, something that is not easily found elsewhere. Finally, American Girl book lovers will appreciate that these patterns are perfect to create real life versions of some of Marie-Grace's dress in the book illustrations.