Sewing Pattern for Journey Girls 18 inch doll Libby Dress PDF Download by Dolly Delicacies
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This pattern was created on a Journey Girl Meredith, purchased from Toys R Us in 2015. It may fit other 18 inch dolls, keeping in mind that this doll is slimmer than the American Girl standard. Find other patterns for the Journey Girls doll by searching "JYG" within my shop.
The "Libby" dress is a quality design with simple lines that has a lot of possibilities. You can let your creativity loose with different fabric selections, trims, hand and machine embroidery, etc, to create dresses with this pattern that are truly unique. The fully lined bodice is sleeveless, with a rounded neckline. It has a gathered skirt and back Velcro(R) closure.
This is an easy pattern, suitable for beginners. It provides step-by-step instructions, along with many annotated photos of the process. In addition to the instructions provided, I offer a FREE SEWING GUIDE* with even more instructions, photos, and sewing tips. It is especially intended as a primer for those who might have little experience in sewing for sewing for dolls.
"Libby" dresses would make wonderful additions to a doll wardrobe, birthday and holiday gifts for all your doll friends, kids and grandkids, as well as great swap items, and new additions to your store. Permission is granted to the buyer for commercial use with credit given to the author. More information is included in the instructions.
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*IMPORTANT: As part of your pattern, you will need to download a free copy of the DOLLY DELICACIES Sewing Guide, which acts as a supplement to the instructions found in this file. Instructions are contained in the pattern and also on my Shop Policies page.*
In addition to years of sewing experience, both personal and professional, I hold a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with training in pattern-making. I've also taught beginner- and intermediate-level sewing classes. Every effort has been made to create a pattern that fits beautifully and is easy to understand and sew. I hope you'll give it a try.
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‡♥‡ IMPORTANT information about purchasing digital patterns ‡♥‡
As part of your digital pattern purchase, you will need to download a FREE and up-to-date copy of the DOLLY DELICACIES SEWING GUIDE at
This collection of how-to articles I wrote elaborates on the instructions for my doll patterns. Writing this guide allows me to provide photos and plenty of explanation on basic sewing techniques, along with more photos, for new doll dressmakers. At the same time, it allows me to simplify instructions in the individual patterns for the more experienced. It also means less redundancy and smaller files sizes, which are things good for everyone!
PLEASE remember to get your free copy of the guide before you begin sewing.
‡♥‡What other dolls will this fit?‡♥‡
So many dolls, so little time. I can't possibly list every doll that an item of clothing might fit. Even if a dress for my Lati Yellow does happen to fit on my Blythe doll, does it look good? Maybe one style looks good as a top, but another doesn't work. There are so many variables when it comes to clothing and fit.
Therefore, I tailor all my clothing and patterns to one specific doll. You'll find information about the model in each listing. If you know that two dolls can usually share clothes, you're probably safe buying that item of clothing or buying one pattern to sew for both.
Below is a list of the dolls I'm currently working with (a list which I hope to grow, so please keep checking!). I try to tag each listing with the appropriate abbreviation.
AGD- 18" American Girl
BLY- 11" Neo Blythe by Takara
DAG- 15 1/2" Disney Animators' Collection Princess Toddler
DMF- 14 1/2" Disney "My First" Princess Toddler by Jakks Pacific
DPM- 18" Disney Princess and Me by Jakks Pacific sold at Toys R Us
DTP- 13 1/2" Disney Toddler Princess by Jakks Pacific, including the new "My First" princess dolls with "reflection eyes" sold in late 2014 onward
LYR- 6" Lati Yellow Renewal by Latidoll
MHG- 10 1/2" Monster High Girl (average, mid-size girl, not older or younger sister)
MLA- 18" My Life As, Play Wonder, Favorite Friends, etc, by Madame Alexander
If you're shopping in one of my shops for a specific dolls, type the abbreviation into the search bar and select "in this shop" to bring up all the listings for that particular doll.
No promises, but if there's something in particular you would like to see, I welcome your suggestions. I'll file your message for later and try to let you know when I have something that might interest you.
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