Getty Villa Sundress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern


Liberty Jane presents the Getty Villa Sundress sewing pattern for 18-inch dolls. Perfect for hot summer days and great for layering as we transition to fall!

Design details include: Sleeveless Bodice, high neckline, princess seams and front yoke design on bodice, open back detail with a hook and eye closure. The design is accented with dainty trim peeking out past the armscye edges. The flowing skirt hangs beautifully from the slightly curved empire waistline.

The design includes two main variations each with the flexibility to use the overlayed trim detailing.

  • View A: The armscyes are fully trimmed in this variation which requires the bodice to be sewn with exposed side seams. The skirt pictured has been sewn with a serged edge to allow for the most swing in the flow of the skirt.
  • View B: This variation includes trim along the top portion of the armscyes along just the yoke which allows for a fully enclosed set of seams on the dress bodice. The version shown has a single fold 1/4" hem.

The third example shows View A sewn without trim overlaying the bodice seams. This works best with a fabric choice that is semi-opaque as the sheer fabrics will reveal the seam allowances folded open.

The instructions are laid out to walk you through sewing both options. Each step is illustrated with a photograph to help you successfully make this detailed design!

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

    Suggested fabrics:

    • Dress & Lower Bodice: Lightweight flowing fabric such as rayon, cotton gauze, or crinkle rayon
    • Upper Bodice: Lace or sheer fabric (no stretch works best)
    • Bodice Lining: same as dress or lightweight woven such as cotton lawn
    • Lace trim, for bodice detail over seams (a)
    • Lace, Cluny, or Decorative (such as tiny pompoms) trim for armscyes (b)

    Supplies Needed:

    • 1⁄4 yard fashion fabric (36” x 7.5” actual)
    • 1⁄8 yard lace or sheer fabric (26” x 4.5” actual)
    • 1 yard 1⁄4” wide trim (a) for Bodice
    • 21” 1⁄4” - 3⁄8” trim (b) for Armscyes & Back
    • 1 snap
    • 1 hook & eye
    • Thread
    • Sewing Machine
    • Iron and pressing tools

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    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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