Serve It Up! Tennis Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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With the Serve It Up! Tennis Dress PDF pattern by Peppermintsticks, your 18” doll will be ready to take the court and show off her backhand in style. The dress has a sporty look and features a sweetheart neckline, tiny cap sleeves and a pleated skirt. It has a zipper at the back closure and a fitted body design. Use contrasting fabric for more detail at the pleats and sleeves, or try the easy pleat design for a solid color or print. The pattern is sized for light and medium weight cotton woven fabrics and lightweight/low stretch knits. This winning combination also includes a sporty brief, wristbands and a knee brace.
Note: Because the dress has a more fitted shoulder, sleeve and body design, this pattern is not suitable for the older 18” Pre-Mattel American Girl® dolls.

Don't miss the coordinating 2-in-1 Volleyball & Tennis Net System  pattern by AptOne8!

Recommended Fabrics:  Tennis Dress: Cotton wovens-light-medium weights. Knits-lightweight with a low stretch. Sporty Brief-knits only 4-way stretch, swim-wear, performance fabrics or knits with spandex. Wristband-knits only, lightweight

Supplies Needed:
Tennis dress:
-¼ Yard fabric-
-Woven cotton fabrics-use light-to-medium weight
-Knit fabrics-use lightweight knits that have a low stretch:
-Solid color fabrics work best to show off the details of the dress. Use contrasting fabrics for sleeves and pleats if desired. If using a small print, try using the one color skirt design.
-6-7” Zipper (all purpose polyester) or thin hook and loop tape
-Frixion® marking pen or similar disappearing marker
-Needle for hand sewing
Sporty Brief:
-¼ Yard fabric or remnant
-Sized for knits only: use 4-way stretch fabrics such as swim-wear, performance fabrics or knits containing spandex
-11” of 3/8” elastic
-11” of 1/8” elastic (2 lengths of 5½”)
-Sized for knits only: use a lightweight fabric remnant
-4 ¼” of 3/4” wide elastic
Knee Brace:
-5½” of 1½” wide elastic

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 45 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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Kathy Cuthbertson
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Super cute and fun

This dress is adorable. The directions are easy to follow and it turns out super cute. I used lightweight cottons to make a cheerleader for a breast cancer fundraiser. The fit was a little tight but the pattern tells you it is really not suitable for the older ( bigger ) dolls. I will definitely be making many more.

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Lois C.

Great pattern cute made five

Great pattern cute made five

Kathleen M.

Love it! Easy to make

Love it! Easy to make (I did it in coordinating fabrics). Looks really cute and fits beautifully!

Pat F.

cute simple easy directions, making

cute simple easy directions, making a2nd one using Velcro this time


Tennis dress for AG

This is a really cute dress. The pattern is easy to understand and the pictures are very helpful.