Sunday Best 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Sunday Best is a vintage-inspired dress for your 18” doll. The dress features a 1950’s style bodice trim that looks charming on dolls from any era. View A and View C have a scalloped edge and View B is made from gathered lace. Views A and B have bias tape trim, and directions are given for making your own bias trim or using packaged bias tape. The bodice is embellished with buttons, a bow or purchased appliqué. The full skirt is gathered at the waist, and can be trimmed with a contrasting bias or the scallop trim. Dressmaker “secrets” are included for easy methods to make the scallop trim and buttonholes. The dress fastens down the back with either buttons or hook and loop tape and ties in back with a sash. Depending on your fabric choices the dress can be dainty and feminine or bold and fun - either look is perfect for your doll when she wants to dress in her “Sunday Best.” Glove pattern is available separately in the pattern “Dress It Up”. 

This pattern is also available for Kidz N Cats Dolls.

Recommended Fabrics:  Lightweight to medium weight cotton

Supplies Needed:
View A and C
-1/2 yard cotton fabric (main dress)
-1/4 yard contrast fabric (scallop trim)
-1 package single fold bias tape (View A)
-1-1/2 yards decorative trim (View C)
-Three 3/8" decorative buttons (View A)

View B
-1/2 yard cotton fabric (main dress)
-1/8 yard contrast fabric (trim)
-purchased appliqué (optional)
-1/2 yard flat lace trim, 1-3/4” wide

All Views
-9” of 3/8” wide Ultra Thin hook and loop tape OR
-Six 3/8” buttons
-1 Snap
-Interfacing (optional) small scrap

Skill Level: Easy Intermediate

What You Get: One 35 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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A Pixie Faire Customer
DL
02/10/2020
D'Net L.
United States United States

Reviewing again to add pics

I just can’t say how much I love this pattern, and had to try to include pictures!

DNet Layton verified customer review of Sunday Best 18 Doll Clothes PatternDNet Layton verified customer review of Sunday Best 18 Doll Clothes Pattern
A Pixie Faire Customer
DL
02/03/2020
D'Net L.
United States United States

Sunday Best

I love how the dress turned out. The pattern directions were wonderfully clear, and the scallops weren’t a problem when following the pattern tips. The fit is absolutely beautiful. I will be making many more of these in the future. It is a well deserved new favorite. Thank you!

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JD
04/03/2018
Joan D.
Canada

Sunday best

Love this pattern! The instructions and photos were very clear and I learned some great new techniques. The fit was perfect for my American Girl doll and the dress sold immediately in my shop. Thanks for a wonderful pattern.