Mindil Beach Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The Liberty Jane Outback Libby: Mindil Beach Dress, new for 2017! Your 18 inch doll is sure to stand out in the crowd at Darwin's popular Mindil Beach Market wearing her favorite new dress!

This on-trend design features an a-line shape with full-length princess seams on both the front and back of the dress. It has a gentle fullness around the skirt portion allowing for a bit of soft flowing movement. The tiny cap sleeves and faux button front details add to the overall dainty feel, but the stand out feature is the lace-up eyelet closure on the backside of the dress! The lined bodice can be made using the fashion fabric or a cute contrasting print.

The dress is shown, sewn along the front with a faux button closure. If desired, you can easily leave the front placket open (the same as the Surfrider Sundress) and sew hook and loop tape or snaps under the buttons (or sew functional buttonholes).

Suggested fabrics include: lightweight woven cottons, rayon challis, lawn, soft silky polyblends, and shirting cottons.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/3 yard fabric
  • 9" x 11" piece lining fabric
  • Eight 1/4" buttons
  • Ten 1/8" - 1/4" eyelets
  • 18" piece or narrow cording, ribbon, or twill tape
  • 3.5" piece of 1/8" wide elastic
  • iron& pressing board
  • Thread
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Eyelet setting tool (such as a crop-o-dile)

Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 31 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 4 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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Mindil Beach Dress

I've made this little dress three times, and I love the pattern. Assembly of the back requires paying attention to the instructions, but it is not difficult. The dress is simple but very cute! Endless possibilities.