1877 Pieced A-line dress to fit 18" dolls PDF Only
The A-line style is a classic and is perfect for doll dresses. In this one pattern you can make sweet and simple little girl dresses or a more formal pleated style with dramatic fabric contrasts. There are many possibilities for using trims or piping and decorative buttons. Maybe even a lace overlay for views 1 and 2 with a lacy pocket. The style lends itself well to vintage fabrics and accessories such as tights and pill box hats. The armholes have just enough ease to allow the dress to be worn as a jumper dress over light tops.
Recommended fabrics: This design works best with plains and small florals or patterns. Fabrics need to be light weight but crisp so the shape is a feature.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit18” dolls like American Girl®
Supplies Needed: Fabric - 7" of Contrast 1, 12" of Contrast 2
Closure - 3 small patches of hook and loop closure
Notions - Small amounts of trim or piping, 3 small buttons
What you get: The file contains full sized pattern pieces with clear labels, a sizing square on each page, seam allowance and useful markings. The instructions contain lots of line drawings with easy to follow numbered and lettered steps. Extras to help you file your patterns include a divider page to fit in a plastic pocket and an envelope design to cut out and make. The instruction pages can be printed out as a booklet or full size and folded in half to fit inside the envelope with the pattern pieces.
There are no returns of PDF products. This pattern is for personal use only. The copy you purchase is copyrighted as my intellectual property and must not be shared online for free, printed for distribution in quantity for classes or groups or sold in any form. You may create garments for sale on a personal scale.
Valspierssews is not affiliated in any way with American Girl®
- Easy print instructions with cm and inches for measurements
- Full size computer drawn pattern pieces
- Includes a pattern envelope to make for easy storage
Materials you need at home:
- Small amounts of two contrasting fabrics
- Hook and loop (velcro) for back closure
- Small amounts of trim or piping, 3 small buttons for views 2 and 3
I am passionate about sewing and designing. Over time this passion has evolved into my hobby business of creating doll clothes patterns.