Sunday Best Instant Download Pattern for 18" dolls


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Pattern Overview: Sunday Best is a vintage-inspired dress for your 18” doll. The dress features a 1950’s style bodice trim that looks charming on dolls from any era. View A and View C have a scalloped edge and View B is made from gathered lace. Views A and B have bias tape trim, and directions are given for making your own bias trim or using packaged bias tape. The bodice is embellished with buttons, a bow or purchased appliqué. The full skirt is gathered at the waist, and can be trimmed with a contrasting bias or the scallop trim. Dressmaker “secrets” are included for easy methods to make the scallop trim and buttonholes. The dress fastens down the back with either buttons or Velcro ® and ties in back with a sash. Depending on your fabric choices the dress can be dainty and feminine or bold and fun - either look is perfect for your doll when she wants to dress in her “Sunday Best.”

Glove pattern is available separately in the pattern “Dress It Up”.
This pattern is also available for Kidz N Cats Dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight to medium weight cotton
This pattern is also available for A Girl for All Time.
Supplies Needed:
View A and C
-1/2 yard cotton fabric (main dress)
-1/4 yard contrast fabric (scallop trim)
-1 package single fold bias tape (View A)
-1-1/2 yards decorative trim (View C)
-Three 3/8" decorative buttons (View A)

View B
-1/2 yard cotton fabric (main dress)
-1/8 yard contrast fabric (trim)
-purchased appliqué (optional)
-1/2 yard flat lace trim, 1-3/4” wide

All Views
-9” of 3/8” wide Ultra Thin Velcro® OR
-Six 3/8” buttons
-1 Snap
-Interfacing (optional) small scrap

Pattern Guidebook Details: This is a beautifully illustrated doll clothes pattern that you digitally download as a pdf file so you can start sewing your new doll dress immediately. The Adobe pdf viewer is required. You simply print out the pdf and you’re ready to start. The PDF sewing pattern provides the full size pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions. *Before printing, ensure the ‘page scaling’ is set to ‘none’ in the print dialogue box. If it is set to ‘shrink to fit’ the pattern will not be properly sized.

This pattern is made to fit the AMERICAN GIRL® dolls as well as other 18" dolls of similar size. I am not affiliated with AMERICAN GIRL® or Mattel®.

    Average review
    This is an amazing adaption of a retro pattern and has dress up, dress down options -- so cute, very detailed instructions and a pleasure to make.
    Aug 20, 2016 by Lorraine McKenzie

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