Sugar n Spice & Everything Nice Dress & Pinafore with Dress Up Accessories 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The Sugar n Spice is a simple dress with gathered or hemmed puffed sleeves and the perfect amount of twirl to make any doll feel special all year round. Perfect for a birthday party, back to school, or the holiday season, this dress can easily take on different looks by adding simple details. It is easy to sew, & perfect to mix and match fabrics, trims or add a simple apron. Without sleeves, it’s a pinafore or sweet sundress. A staple for your doll’s wardrobe, the Sugar n Spice Dress is a pattern you can turn to again & again to create a whole wardrobe of dresses for every season.

Also included are five, easy to sew accessories to take the Sugar n Spice Dress and turn it into the character of your doll’s dreams. Who does she want to be? A fairy? A princess? A superhero? A pirate? Start with the Sugar n Spice Dress and add a cape, or a reversible corset, or a tutu (or all of them!) to create a mix and match dress up wardrobe for your little friends!

This versatile PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.  You can also find this pattern for 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™ and 16" Disney® Animators' dolls at Pixie Faire..

Recommended Fabrics:  quilter's cotton, lightweight cotton, eyelet, seersucker etc.

Supplies Needed:
Sugar n Spice Dress: 1/4 yard of fabric (cotton or other lightweight fabric), 11 inches of 1/8 inch elastic (5 1/2 inches for each sleeve), 5-6 inches of hook and loop tape , Optional lace and trims

Bonus Apron: 8 inch scrap of fabric and 32 inch ribbon

Everything Nice Accessories:
-Peplum Over-skirt: 1/4 yard of cotton fabric (fat quarters work great!), Elastic hair band and decorative button
-Reversible Corset: 10-12 inches of cotton fabric, 2 inches of hook and loop tape , and washable wonder tape, (Optional) 1 1/2 yards of 1/8 inch ribbon, and/or crystals, beads, trim
-Fleece Cape: 1/4 yd of fleece, 1 yd of 1/4 inch or wider ribbon (or button, clasp, etc.)
-No Sew Tutu: 11 inches of 1/4 inch elastic or 36 inches of 1/4 inch or wider ribbon, 1 spool of 6 inch wide tulle (optional ribbons and trims)

Skill Level:  Easy

What You Get: One 63 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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Vendor: Oh Sew Kat

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Virginia Schoolkate
Medicine Hat

Adorable with lots of options!

I love this pattern. It is so easy to make, and it can be used so many different ways. I used it to make a variation of Molly's Evergreen Velvet dress, and it turned out beautifully. I will definitely be using this pattern for many other projects in the future!

Sugar n Spice & Everything Nice Dress & Pinafore with Dress Up Accessories 18
Nina F.
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Wonderful Dress

It is a great pattern to create lovely dresses that fit AND the directions are wonderful to work with. It's become a go to pattern for me and any number of variations and trims make it look totally different.

Gay F.
United States

Sugar and Spice dress and pinafore

Very cute pattern !! Instructions are really clear and there are so many ways to make this. Great designer !


Endless variation options

As with all Kathleen's patterns this is set out very clearly with lots of detailed photos to help you. If you were only to buy one pattern you honestly can't go wrong with this one. I have made three dresses so far and a number of the different accessories and by mixing them up you can have lots of different outfits in one, I can honestly say this is one of my all-time favourite patterns to make and much more importantly it's the one my daughter loves most!!!