Kimberley Tank Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Welcome To The Kimberley Coast, the Outback’s premiere destination. Whether you're strolling along the beach or taking in the view from a cruise ship, the Outback Libby: Kimberley Tank Dress is the perfect choice for your exciting adventure. The flirty ruffles and lace inset give this charming dropped waist dress just the right amount of feminine flair. Princess seams highlight the inset design with gentle curves in the front and clean lines in the back. The dress is fully lined for an easily sewn neckline and finished off with armscye binding eliminating turning through the narrow shoulders! A button and loop closure at back adds another pretty detail.

Suggested fabrics include: challis, rayon blends, cotton voile, batiste, or other soft, lightweight fabrics. Lace for Inset. Rayon challis was used in both cover examples. Fabric and lace were both originally white, dyed with liquid RIT dye to create custom fabrics with an exact match. Check out the LJ Instagram for a video of the dyeing process!

*1/2 yard is needed to cut bias ruffles. If using lace trim or straight grain ruffles, only 1/4 yard fabric is needed.

The Liberty Jane® Outback Libby: Kimberley Tank Dress PDF Pattern is designed to fit an 18 inch doll, such as American Girl® or Tonner My Imagination.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/4- 1/2 yard of lightweight fashion fabric
  • 1/4 yard lining fabric
  • One 1/4" button 
  • 1" of 1/8" wide elastic
  • Thread
  • Iron
  • Optional - rotary cutter for ruffles

Skill Level: Intermediate, You will need the basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine and be familiar with sewing straight seams. Dress design features curved princess seams and clearly teaches/shows the technique. Armscye binding is also taught with full color step by step pictures. This is a great technique to add to your skill set!

What You Get: One 27 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. This pattern includes a 3 page Summary of Instructions section so you can print out just the text version if desired to save on printer ink! 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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Great Pattern

This pattern is wonderful, it was easy to follow and the fit on the dolls is perfect. I made two dresses with this pattern, I used cotton print fabrics, I love the results. I added my personal touch, sewing the dresses with one ruffle and lace, the next dress I make with this pattern, will have the three ruffles. Thank you Cinnamon, for designing beautiful patterns for our dolls.

Joy S.
United States

Kimberly Tank Dress

This pattern was easy to make. It went together quick.

Joy S. verified customer review of Kimberley Tank Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern
Michelle L.
United States

Kimberley Tank Dress

One of the prettiest little dresses. Very easy to follow and love the dying to match.

Michelle Lamm verified customer review of Kimberley Tank Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern
Judy H.
United States

kimberley tank

like the style but haven't made it yet

guy .
United States

Tank dress

Great.....I did make some lining modifications.....but it was a great project. I love everything you guys do!