Yacht Club Dress 18" Doll Clothes

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It’s a fact: whether your 18” doll is one of the privileged few to own a yacht, or whether she just aspires to attend parties on board one someday, she’ll need the right dress - one with all the class and snappiness of the yacht itself, and preferably one with a distinctly nautical flair. We at Melody Valerie Couture think our new Yacht Club dress will fit the bill perfectly.

This dress features flat-felled seams (a traditional technique used in fine shirtmaking), which provides a clean interior finish without requiring a lining. Add snappy, streamlined styling and six stylish buttons to close down the front, and you have a light, sturdy, and unencumbered dress -- perfect for an afternoon on the yacht!

This dress PDF pattern will work well in cotton seersucker, lightweight sateen, or cotton lawn; or, for a fun Americana look, try a lightweight, non-stretch denim-look fabric.

Supplies Needed:

-1/3 yard main fabric (scraps of fabric for contrast if desired)

-6 - 1/4” wide buttons

-6 small (size 4/0) snaps

-15” ribbon to enclose waist seam

-matching thread

Skill Level:  Intermediate 


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.

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Cathy F.
Canada Canada

Great sewing project

Great sewing project, lots of practice with straight stitching, lots to learn about the wonderful finishing of seams and great detailing of this lovely summer dress.

Pixie Faire Yacht Club Dress 18 Doll Clothes Review
Canada Canada

Amazing details

Loved this pattern, I changed up the skirt to create a shirt from the dress, I fully plan to make this pattern again as shown. Thank you for such a detailed well written pattern.

Barbara T.
United States United States

Fabulous Yacht Dress pattern!

I really enjoyed making this dress that is as beautiful inside as it is outside. Finishing all the seams makes me feel like I made something special.

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Linda N.

Favorite pattern

I absolutely love this pattern. The possibilities are endless. It is fun yet challenging, but the end result is adorable! I keep coming back to this pattern!


Fun project for seamstresses who like a little challenge

While this might not be the project for new seamstresses, for those with experience, it's a lot of fun to put together. I enjoyed the dressmaking details, such as the felled seams and the contrasting front trim. Though the skills for this might be a little beyond "beginner," the well written and illustrated instructions will make it easy for those who want to try something with a bit of designer "chic." Nicely done!