Loopy Collar Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Inspired by a design from the 1970’s, this dress features a slit neck opening, puff sleeves with elastic at opening, empire waistline and gored flared skirt that falls above the knees on doll.

You will learn how to mark and sew darts, sew a slit neck opening; sew with facing and apply a collar to a neckline. You'll also learn how to sandwich layers, sew a gored skirt and insert a zipper.

This dress can be made in all over eyelet, made sleeveless without the collar, or with lace edging on the collar and sleeve edges, or with contrasting bias-cut edges. This dress is best made out of a cotton or cotton blend fabric. Contrast can be a lightweight synthetic or cotton and/or cotton blend.

Recommended Fabrics: 100% cotton or cotton blends

Supplies Needed:
  • 1/3 yard of fashion fabric in cotton such as Kona cotton or cotton blend.
  • Fat quarter of contrasting fabric for bias trim if desired
  • 1/8 yard of fabric or scrap of fabric for facing; needs to be 4 inches wide
  • Thread to match
  • 6- inch zipper
  • One quarter inch wide elastic cut into two 3 ½ inch sections for sleeve opening
  • 1/8 yard of contrasting white cotton fabric for contrast collar (optional


Skill Level:  Easy

What You Get: One 24 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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Loopy Collar Dress 18 Doll Clothes Pattern