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Sleeveless Summer Dress with Flared Skirt
to Fit American Girl Type 18 Inch Dolls

Designed by Susan Kramer

 

 

(Above) 18 inch Gotz doll, Emily, with Floppy and Fluffy

 

 



(Above) 18 inch American Girl doll, Gwen, with Floppy and Fluffy

 

Here are instructions for making sleeveless dresses to fit 18inch (45cm) American Girl, Gotz Precious Day Girl Dolls, and dolls with similar body types. The models above are my American Girl doll, Gwen, and Gotz doll, Emily.

Emily is wearing her summer dress over a pretty cotton short sleeve body suit.

Important Note
: my Corolle doll (not shown) has fabric and vinyl arms so this dress is not the best for her. Check to see if your doll's fabric body portions will be covered by the dress. Gotz and American Girl dolls have vinyl arms so the dress covers all their fabric torso skin.
 
Pattern piece for summer dress: The grid is 1 inch (2.5cm) squares. Pattern pieces include one quarter inch seam allowance. Try printing out the pattern pieces to see if they stay 1 inch square:

If you want your doll dress to be longer add an inch to length when cutting fabric.

You may use the pattern for yourself or gifts but not commercially.

Fabric: one half yard or meter.



Dress Sewing Instructions

(Above) Neckline detail. Notice that fabric doll body does not show where arms meet shoulders.

With right sides of back and front jumper facing, sew together at shoulders. Press seam open.

On center back side, make a 4 inch long slit down from neck edge for opening.

Sew side seams back to front. Use bias tape to finish neck edge, arm openings and back center seam opening.

Before sewing side seams add your decoration to front of jumper.

Turn hem up twice one eighth inch and blind stitch.

Sew a sticky tape closure at center back seam - no buttons for doll clothes played with by children, please.

Article and photo credits Susan Kramer

 

Ebook Patterns:

 

Baby Christening Gown
E-pattern
by Susan Kramer

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Royal Bridesmaid
18 Inch Doll Dress Pattern

E-pattern by Susan Kramer
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Clothes Patterns for Preemies - Premature Babies

ebook of full size patterns

 

Boy Doll Clothes 18 Inches and Smaller

ebook of full size patterns

 

 

 

Elsa and Anna Dress Patterns

For 18 Inch Dolls

 

 

Shirley Temple 12 Inch Doll

Bodysuit Pattern

E-pattern by Susan Kramer

 

Child's Jumper Pattern

E-pattern by Susan Kramer

 

Raggedy Andy Doll Clothes Pattern

For 15 to 18 Inch Dolls

E-pattern by Susan Kramer

 

Charlotte Doll Body and Dress Full Size Patterns

Inspired by doll of Laura Ingalls Wilder

E-patterns by Susan Kramer

 

How to Sew Cloth Dolls and Costumes plus Traceable Patterns
Book or Ebook by Susan Kramer
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Medium Doll Clothes
with Full Size Patterns

Ebook by Susan Kramer
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