1920s Mary Brooks Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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This historical girls dress was created from an original 1920s design.

It features a decorative panel that runs down the center front into a wide waistband at right angles. The panel can be left plain or embroidered for a more personal touch. Two embroidery designs, based on original designs from the 1920s, are included with the pattern. A narrow ribbon piping around the panel frames the embroidery beautifully.

The inset bodice sections have a set of three tucks in the front and are lightly gathered into the waistband. The neckline is finished with a Peter Pan collar and the cuffs on the short sleeves echo the lines of the decorative panel. Both the collar and the cuffs can be embroidered to match the decorative panel, if desired.

A short knee-length skirt with pleats that mirror the tucks in the bodice completes the dress. The dress opens fully in the back and fastens with four buttons along the bodice and skirting and a snap at the waistband. Snaps or hook-and-loop tape can be used, if preferred.

Be sure to complete the look with the Mary Brooks Cloche, available separately.

Follow along in the full sew-along too! You'll find it in the Sewing a Themed Wardrobe: 1920s Fashion course in Sewing With Cinnamon and Friends!

This PDF sewing pattern by Thimbles and Acorns is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

TA Pattern #1920-02

Suggested Fabrics:  Main Fabric, Contrast Fabric, and Lining in lightweight cotton or cotton blends, linen, chambray, or twill. Not suitable for knits.


Supplies Needed:  

  • Main Fabric - 1/3 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Contrast Fabric - 22” x 10” piece of fabric
  • Lining for Decorative Panel (Optional) - 16” x 8” piece of fabric


  • Thread
  • Embroidery floss
  • 18” x 8” piece of Lightweight fusible interfacing
  • 60-inches 3/8” wide ribbon for ribbon piping
  • 9-inches 1/8” wide ribbon for bow
  • Four 3/8” buttons
  • One medium size snap


  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Fabric marker
  • Design transfer supplies for embroidery
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Ruler
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • Blunt needle or point turner


Skill Level: Intermediate 

What You Get: One 28 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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