Summer Shindig Sleeveless Dress 18" Doll Clothes

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Here's the perfect summer dress for your doll's next party, barn dance, barbecue or other special event!

Featuring a button-front collared shirt with attached skirt and optional overlay, there's no limit to the outfits you can create with this PDF pattern. Keep it simple by matching the top and bottom fabrics and simply omitting the overlay ... or dress it up by mixing fabrics, colors and prints, ranging from cotton and lightweight denim to satin, tulle and lace!

Skirt overlay options include a simple all-one-length layer or a trendy high-low design. Add one front patch pocket, both pockets or none at all for even greater customization. Finish it off with a simple buckled belt using the included instructions and your outfit is complete!

As an added bonus, a special design detail allows for easy dressing - only the back of the shirt is attached to the skirt. After buttoning or snapping up the shirt-front, simply tuck in the lower front tabs into the elasticized skirt!

Recommended Fabrics:  DRESS: cotton, lightweight denim; OVERLAY: lace, tulle, sheer polyester; BELT: cotton, denim

Supplies Needed:
-1/4 yard fashion fabric for top and lining (cotton, lightweight denim, polyester)
-1/6 yard fashion fabric for skirt (cotton, lightweight denim, polyester, satin)
-OPTIONAL - 1/4 yard fabric for skirt overlay (lace, tulle, sheer polyester)
-10 1/2 inches of 1/4-inch wide elastic
-Scrap of fusible interfacing
-Four 1/4- to 1/2-inch snap sets (ie. KAM snaps, size 14, 16 or 20) OR 4 3/4 inches of 3/8-inch wide hook-and-loop tape and four 1/4-inch buttons (optional)

-Scrap woven fabric (cotton, denim)
-Buckle to fit 1/2-inch belt


Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 33 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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Great summer dress pattern

love this pattern, enjoyed making it, I have made it both ways one with the netting and one without, both in the 4th of July colors. I'm sure you all will enjoy making it.

Cindy M.
Another Great One

Some many options, from basic to more advanced. You could make them as easy or advanced as you want with different fabrics. I did the basic dress but, made the skirt out of nubuck and the top out of bandana print cotton for a western look. This will be a great one to let your creative juices flow. Thanks Matilda's Closet

Lesley T.
Cute dress with lots of options!!

This pattern is so fun! There are quite a few options so you do get quite a bit included in the pattern. I do believe that if you are a confident beginner and are good at following instructions, you could definitely do the basic dress without the overlay. The dress is designed with very clever front tabs, making it a snap to get the dress on and off your doll! Another winner from Matilda's Closet!