School Summer Dress to fit 18" dolls like American Girl dolls
The A-line style is a classic and is perfect for doll dresses. This design is perfect for making a summer school uniform dress but the classic A-line design is also a great starting place for wonderful summer dresses. There are many possibilities for using trims or piping and decorative buttons.
The eased sleeve requires confidence with your sewing machine because you have to get your fingers close to the foot and needle but you can always use any of the sleeves that have gathered heads from other patterns to make the sewing a bit easier.
Recommended fabrics: Use plaids or school uniform checks to match your child's school uniform or use any small florals or plains with contrast collars. You could also cut the front and backs on the bias for a great look with plaids.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18” dolls like American Girl®
Supplies Needed: Fabric - 18" of 36" wide fabric
Closure - 3 small patches of hook and loop closure
Notions - small amount of ribbon or 5 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®
- The file contains full sized pattern pieces with clear labels,
- Divider page to fit in a plastic pocket
- Envelope design to cut out and make.
- Measurements in cm and inches
Materials you need at home:
- 45cm (18”) of 90cm (36”) wide fabric in summer weight.
- small amount of ribbon or 5 buttons
- 3 small patches of hook and loop closure
I am passionate about sewing and designing. Over time this passion has evolved into my hobby business of creating doll clothes patterns.