The Sunshine Dress is an easy to sew dress for your 18 inch doll. Choose the easiest one piece front, or a contrast panel or princess seams for a more fitted look. With a hook and loop tape closure in back, it's easy on and off for little hands. This PDF pattern is also a perfect starter pattern for girls that want to learn to sew for their dolls, or for more experienced seamstresses to make a basic doll wardrobe with lots of options.
Recommended Fabrics: quilter's cotton, lightweight cotton, eyelet, seersucker etc.
-1/4 yard of cotton, or other lightweight fabric
-4-5 inches of hook and loop tape
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 19 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.Download, Print, Sew!
The Sunshine dress is excellent. I plan to have my 8 year old niece use it to learn how to work with patterns and her sewing. I feel the simplicity of it will be great for her beginning level, with supervision of course. And the resulting dresses can be varied and are all cute!
I have made the dress 2 times. Both are just darling. There are so many ways to vary the look with the pattern and different materials. It is easy also.
Cute and easy pattern. You can see this up in less than a hour and have an adorable dress for your American girl dolls.
This pattern is fun to sew, and so versatile with the combination's of fabric you can use. Easy to follow instructions. One of my new favorites for sure!