Sofie's Pleasant Day Sundress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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‘Summer Time’ a pleasant time of year when nature is alive with fresh blooming trees and flowers, the birds sing, the young frolic in the joy of a lovely day and sun dresses are a staple garment. Sofie’s Pleasant Day Sundress is made with all that in mind …she is all yours in ‘buttons and bows’.

The dress features a lined bodice with overlay and bow accent. The front, overlay and back are sewn together in one step then lined with a one piece lining. So fast, so easy your girl will be out the door enjoying her new dress in the summer sunshine in no time.

The skirt of dress can be styled and accented with a simple fold placket and buttons or left plain. The overlay can be a contrasting fabric for a different look.

Compliment the dress with Sofie’s Open Toe Sling Back Sandals or the Ankle Strap Sandal.

Recommended Fabrics:  Fashion Fabric Cotton or similar hand & drape woven fabrics Bodice Lining Lawn, batiste


Supplies Needed:

  • 1/2 Yd Fashion Fabric (minimum 45 inch width)
  • 10 inch wide x 8 inch long piece of contrast fabric for Overlay
  • 15 inch wide X 11 inch long piece of lining fabric
  • 3 Snaps (back closure) (or Hook & Loop Tape)
  • Optional - Buttons for front skirt (4) and back closure (3 over snaps) 
  • Hand Sewing Needle
  • Matching thread


Skill Level: Easy Intermediate


What You Get: One 34 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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Pat F.
United States

Sofie's pleasant day sundress

Was easy to make and cute on doll, will make more.

Ellen M.
United States

Excellent patterns

I thoroughly enjoyed creating garments for my dolls using this pattern. It's well written and easy to follow. Kudos to the designer!


Pleasant Day Sundress

This is a terrific pattern. Turned out so cute. Instructions are clear and easy to follow.


Fun pattern!

This dress was a quick and easy project. I had a lot of fun deciding which fabrics to use! I plan to make many more. ❤️

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Sherry Conaway

Sofi Clareese Pleasant Day Sundress

The pattern is well written, goes together very nicely and is so cute on the doll

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