Quick Change Artist 18" Doll Clothes Pattern


Imagine for a second you are at the circus and out comes a beautifully dressed lady. She steps behind a curtain, and in the blink of an eye steps back out with a new dress on! But how does she do it? Is it magic? Or maybe just a cleverly crafted dress made just for her?! Now you can turn your doll into a Quick Change Artist as well! The Quick Change Artist by Love From Lola consist of two looks: a Before Dress and an After Dress. The Before Dress is a playful sleeveless mini bubble dress with several small pleats along the neckline. It is designed to conceal the After Dress – simply undo a few snaps to release this dramatic V-neck gown with its slightly dropped waist and flowing handkerchief hem. This dress is designed to be folded up and hidden inside the Before Dress -- and later to conceal the Before Dress beneath its skirt. The tutorial walks you through the steps to make these magical changes happen. It also includes instructions on how to make the lovely After Dress on its own.

Don't know what we mean? Check out the video in the product images!

This pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®. 

Recommended Fabrics: A fabric with a bit of drape to it such as rayon blends, polyester blends, satins or silk. A lightweight woven cotton fabric is recommended for the lining fabrics.

Supplies Needed:

    Before Dress

  • 1/3 yard fabric
  • ¼ yard lining fabric
  • 10 small sew on snaps (size 1.0 or 2.0)
  • 10 inches ¼ inch wide twill tape or ribbon
  • 13 inches ¼ inch ribbon or trim (Optional)
  • 10 x 10 inch piece of knit interfacing (Optional)

   After Dress

  • ½ yard fabric
  • ½ yard mesh
  • ¼ yard lining fabric
  • 3 inches hook and loop tape
  • 13 inches ¼ to ½ inch wide trim (Optional)

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 35 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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