Fun in the Sun PDF Sewing Pattern for 18" dolls Hat and Dress Bundle


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Pattern Overview:
“Fun in the Sun” is a versatile summer dress for your 18” doll that can also transform into a jumper for Fall. The clever design can be worn buttoned down the front, or can close in the back to create two different looks. It can also be made completely reversible for two looks in one. It has a shaped yoke for the bodice, and fastens across the shoulders with straps. The yoke is fully lined and can be made from matching or contrasting fabric. There are three variations for the full skirt. View A has a frilly ruffle and View B has a patch pocket as well as a more tailored band that can be embellished with rick rack. View C is a completely reversible construction and can be made in two contrasting fabrics. Instructions and a template are given for an easy technique for creating a closure with buttonholes or Velcro®. The hat is completely reversible, and directions are included for creating the removable flower embellishment as well as trimming the hat with rick rack. Mix-it, match it, switch it around - no matter how your doll wears it she is sure to have “Fun in the Sun.” The tee shirt pattern is available from Janie Carroll Designs and can be found here:

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Main Fabric - 1/3 yard cotton fabric
Contrast 1/3 yard cotton fabric

One package rick rack (size medium) View B and View C
Two 5/8” decorative buttons (Straps)
One 5/8” button (hat embellishment)
1-1/4 yard decorative trim (View C)
Heavy Interfacing 1/4 yard (hat)
1/2” X 16” scrap of light weight fusible interfacing (if using button closures)
Four 3/8” buttons (if using button closures)
7” of 3/8” wide Ultra-Thin Velcro®
1 large safety pin (hat embellishment)

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 PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®. I am not affiliated with American Girl® or Mattel®.

    Average review
    Patterns are beautifully written! Looking forward to making it!
    Jun 19, 2018 by 1craftykitten
    Apr 25, 2018 by Heather Swiers
    cute and clever pattern!
    Apr 24, 2018 by Straight Stitches by Molly
    Super cute designs and being a downloadable PDF instant delivery
    Mar 13, 2018 by Ann Rooney
    Love the outfit.
    Jan 19, 2018 by Joleen Dull

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