Looking for a stylish new dress for your 18 inch doll? This fun, spunky little frock is a great choice for a special occasion! This 18 inch doll clothes PDF pattern includes two dress bodice options:
View A (Cover Dress) is a charming sundress with princess seams and double shoulder strap detail. The bodice is fully lined with straps enclosed in the shoulder seams.
View B (Pink Dress) is a stylish overbodice to showcase a fabulous stretch lace. This design includes long sleeves sewn with french seams and is sewn to the delicate under-bodice (described in view A).
Both options include three ruffles dancing atop a basic straight skirt. The “Rosalie” dress closes up the back with a placket for hooks and eyes - a couture and delicate finish! (optional directions also included for a simpler hook and loop tape closure.)
The Rosalie dress is a beautiful new design for 18 inch dolls with body types similar to American Girl.
Recommended Fabrics: A lightweight cotton or silk is ideal for the body of this dress. We used a cotton/silk sateen and cotton lawn for these examples. Use a pretty stretch lace for the over- bodice; dancewear mesh, heavy tulle, or lightweight netting will work well for the skirt ruffles. Any light silk or poly fabric will do beautifully as a lining.
-1/4 yard fabric
-1/4 yard lining
-1/4 yard stretch lace (lace over bodice)
-1/2 yard (45” wide) or 1/4 yard (60” width) of dancewear mesh or tulle for ruffles
-5 - Hook and eyes (or closure of your choice) Matching thread
-Optional: 3 yards narrow trim for skirt ruffle hems
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 26 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.Download, Print, Sew!
I really liked this pattern. I adapted it to make a pirate Halloween costume which turned out great. Next I will make it as is. Great directions which are easy to follow.
What a wonderful design and pattern. Its very well written instructions is easy to follow, so well that I've made two, a must dress to add to your collections of dresses, for ones 18" doll.
Loved making this! Directions are clear, the pattern went together easily and fit is perfect...both on an older Jess and a new Ivy. I used all the couture techniques included for a very neat and professional finish. Will definitely be making the version with the lace overlay as soon as I find suitable fabric.