Library Assistant 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Try this smart little 1950s jumper dress for an quiet afternoon at the library. This one piece pleated dress has contrasting puffed sleeves that fasten at the wrist with button loops and a tie collar that give it the look of a two piece jumper. A front yoke made from a separate layer is held in place under each shoulder with decorative buttons. The dress opens all the way down in the back and fastens with five buttons. Hook and loop tape or snaps can be used, if preferred. A trim little belt provides the finishing touch.


    This PDF sewing pattern by Keepers Dolly Duds is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

    Suggested Fabrics: Dress in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, cotton shirting, gingham, wool shirting, silk, or linen. Not suitable for knits. Blouse in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, batiste, voile, or silk. Not suitable for knits., or silk. Not suitable for knits.

    Supplies Needed:

    Fabric

    • Dress ~ 1/2 yard 45” wide fabric
    • Contrast ~ 1/4 yard 45” wide fabric

    Notions

    • Thread
    • 5” x 10” piece of lightweight fusible interfacing
    • Five 3/8” buttons for back closures (hook and loop tape or snaps can be used, if preferred)
    • Two 1/4” buttons for sleeve closures
    • Two 1/4” decorative buttons for shoulder detail
    • One 5/8” slider buckle for belt

    Tools

    • Sewing machine
    • Scissors
    • Pins
    • Hand sewing needle
    • Iron and pressing tools
    • Ruler
    • Tube turner or safety pin for turning the belt and collar

       

      Skill Level: Intermediate
       

      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 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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      S
      05/06/2021
      Sewbig
      United States United States
      Keepers' Library Assistant

      It's a Keepers pattern. Need I say more? Well written and clear photo instructions. Fit is great for both my PM's and Mattel dolls. A classic look for many time periods, adding to its versatility. Quick to sew because it is one piece (but looks like a house and jumper).

      Pixie Faire Library Assistant 18 Doll Clothes Pattern ReviewPixie Faire Library Assistant 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
      MG
      04/27/2021
      Michele G.
      Canada Canada
      Library Assistant

      This is a great pattern, lives up to the standards that we expect with Keepers Doll Duds. The jumper and blouse are sewn together in one piece and with the clear instuctions acheiving this vintage look is fairly easy. Lots of great little details in the pattern.

      Pixie Faire Library Assistant 18 Doll Clothes Pattern ReviewPixie Faire Library Assistant 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
      LA
      04/27/2021
      Lisa A.
      United States United States
      New Favorite!

      I was fortunate to be part of the testing group for this pattern, and it’s one of my favorites! Historical patterns often look a lot more complicated than their “modern” counterparts, but this pattern is so well written, with plenty of pictures and added tips that I had no trouble. (I even bravely tackled the buttonholes on the back ... the freezer paper tutorial makes them really easy!). The pattern fit was perfect on my AG doll - no adjustments needed. Overall, a great pattern!