The Gloria Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The Gloria Dress is the fourth pattern in a series of seven in the Tribute Collection. The design features an extended waistline dress with three bodice variations: A V-neck front with a diamond cutout in the back bodice, a V-neck front with a full back, and a scoop front and back bodice. Each bodice may be made sleeveless or with one of the two sleeve patterns provided (a short puff banded sleeve or the half chevron sleeve). The chevron sleeve may be lengthened or shortened if you choose. The dress has two skirt styles: a straight hem and a shaped chevron hem in three different skirt lengths: short, knee and tea. The dress is designed to fit somewhat loosely on 18" dolls such as American Girl®, and is closed with a button-up back. Snaps and mock buttons may be used as an alternative to buttonholes for easy dressing and undressing.

Also included is a unique kanzashi bow and sash pattern and instructions to complement this wonderful design. By combining the different pattern pieces this pattern offers up to fifty-four unique style possibilities. The dress requires some hand finishing to achieve a couture finish.

Complete the outfit with The Gloria Slippers, also from Sharp Dressed Dolls.

Recommended Fabrics: 100% cotton (light- to medium-weight) quilting fabric

Supplies Needed: 
General Supply Listing
Card stock printer paper
¼” grid ruler
Graphite fabric marking pencil
Cellophane tape
Double-sided cellophane tape

All Fabric yardage is based on tea length and may vary if adding or removing sleeves
View A
1/2 yard of 100% cotton fashion fabric
2: 1/4” buttons or snaps
2” x 2” Fusible interfacing (optional)

View B
1/2 yard of 100% cotton fashion fabric
1 fat quarter 100% cotton fashion fabric for piping
7/8 yard baby cording (Mini-blind cording will work, although it is slightly larger than baby cording.)
2: 1/4” buttons or snaps
2” x 3” Fusible interfacing (optional)

View C
2/3 yard of 100% cotton fashion fabric
4: 1/4” buttons or snaps
2” x 5” Fusible interfacing (optional)

Kanzashi bow and sash pattern
32” x 7/8” satin ribbon (color 1) and (color 2)
8” x 10” clear glass
Soldering Iron, tea candle or Bic lighter
Fabric glue stick
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Embellishment of choice

    Skill Level:  Intermediate

    What You Get: One 57 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. It comes with a 6 page summary of instructions to help save on printer ink.  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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    Carol D.
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    The Gloria Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

    Have not made it yet. Don't know when I will get to it or if ever But I loved the look of it and thought it a good idea to have if the sewing urge hits again. But I think maybe I will make the points rounded, more like scallops. Or maybe not. Just an idea . . .