Lady Lilly's Tea Dress 18" Dolls

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Lady Lilly has been invited to afternoon tea at the Abbey. What does a Lady wear to afternoon tea? Lady Lilly is going to wear a dainty little dress made of soft cotton and trimmed in delicate lace. And don't forget your gloves! A Lady does not go to tea without her gloves!! 

The first in the new series of Edwardian frocks from Love U Bunches - Lady Lily's Afternoon Tea Dress Pattern is sure to be a classic. Create a beautiful early 1900's historical dress for your American Girl Doll with this detailed doll clothes PDF pattern inspired by the popular new television series! The pattern features a fitted bodice with empire waistline, a square front neckline, and a deep curved back. 3/4 length cuffed sleeves and a gently shaped floor length skirt finish off the design. The back of fully lined bodice is designed to use a hook and eye closure.

Fabrics recommended: lightweight linen, cotton, cotton shirting, silk cotton, and even dressier fabrics like taffeta.

Fabric and trim choice can completely change the look of the dress! Glove pattern and hat modification instructions are included as well.

Supplies Needed:
  • 1/2 yard dress fabric
  • 1 yard 5/8" satin ribbon for sash
  • 24" of 1-3/4" width flat lace for bodice
  • 1/3 yard fabric for lining
  • Matching thread
  • 3 small hook/eye sets
  • Gloves - small piece of lightweight fabric, elastic thread, and optional embellishment

Skill Level: This is an intermediate level pattern.

What You Get: One 20 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 text only page of instructions is also included to save on printing 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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Joan L.
United States United States

a great first experience

this was the first dress I attempted to make from an Internet pattern. The directions were easy and I successfully made a beautiful dress.

Manuela R.

Great to start with

I love this pattern. When i bought it i had literally not sewn anything in over a decade and even then i was far from experienced. I chose a calico cotton for my first attempt and was surprised how well it came out. The pictured instructions are easy to understand and giude you step by step through the whole process. Ovr the next week i made not one but THREE dresses from this pattern, each in a different cotton print and it gave the dress a completely new look every time. This pattern in great as the first historical dress to make for your 18 inch doll. I am very happy i bought this and would definitely recommend it

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Tracy Q.

Wonderful Pattern

I bought this pattern for the lovely look of the dress. I happened to have the exact fabric in my leftovers and love how this tuned out. Mine looks almost exactly as the photo and my girls had a doll tea party as soon as I was finished. The directions were very well done. I did have a bit of trouble with the gloves but the pattern warned me of the fine line between gloves and "oven mitts" for AG dolls. I think this pattern was well written and I am happy I bought it. I would recommend this to others and will use this again with different fabric. Well done!

Liana G.
United States

Lady Lilly's Tea Dress

Great pattern. Easy to follow directions and dress turned out so pretty!

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Lori R.
United States

Lovely Tea Dress

This was a fun and fairly easy pattern to make.

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