Rockabetty 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Rockabetty by Love From Lola is a flirty summer dress in the rockabilly style, which originated in the early 1950’s as country music combined with rhythm and blues to produce rock and roll. Rockabilly fashions were influenced by pinup girl clothing and swing dresses. Rockabetty has a classic halter top that ties behind the neck and a full skirt that is ungathered below the V at the base of the slightly drop waisted bodice. The bodice is fully lined and features a gathered bow-like top and curved flat piping detail, both of which are surprisingly easy to sew. The dress closes at the back with hook and loop tape, and the tutorial includes instructions on how to adjust the bodice for a perfect fit. Also included is a bonus headband to complete the retro look for an evening of music and fun.

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®, and is also available for 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™.

Recommended Fabrics: Light to mid weight woven cottons

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/2 yard main fabric
  • 1/4 yard lining fabric
  • 8 x 10 inch piece contrast fabric
  • 2 1/2 inches hook and loop tape

    Skill Level:  Intermediate

    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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    Jaclyn C.


    I don't have this pattern yet but wanted to suggest a cute variation. Shorten the skirt considerably, add a panty to it, and make it with spandex. Adorable swim suit!!!


    Sweet as can be!

    This sweet little dress sews up fairly quickly considering all the well thought out details in it. It is in my list of all time favorites.