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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Free Pattern for an 18" American Girl Doll Reversible Dress





 
This is Part 1 of a 3 part pattern & tutorials mini series for an 18 inch doll outfit.  
Part 1 is the reversible dress pattern and tutorial.  


Here is the pattern.  You can click on it and print it at 100% or go to the PDF.

Materials:
1/4 yards of 2 fabrics
thread
11" of 1/2 wide velcro

Optional Materials:
ric rac
2 tiny buttons

*If you plan to add the embroidery, refer to Part 2 of this tutorial (it will be up soon) and complete it before cutting out the pattern. 

*If you are going to add buttons on to the dress(es), do so at this point.
You are done!  :o)

62 comments:

  1. So cute! Definitely pinning for later.

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  2. oh I might be able to do this. :) Probably not as pretty as yours! If you haven't would love you to link up at our Snickerdoodle Sunday tomorrow night!

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    1. I am continually finding ways to make things easier! I am glad that you are not intimidated to give it a go and I bet you will do a wonderful job! I will check out SS and join in the fun! Thank you for the invite. :o)

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    2. Thanks for joining us :) I am brainstorming idea for our August AG Doll giveaway and so might need to use this pattern!

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    3. If you do, give me a shout out in it please! I would love that. :o)

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  3. Thank you!! This ia adorable!!

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  4. Charlie, I absolutely love the embroidery on this--it makes the outfit extra special! You are super talented! :)

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    1. Thanks Dee! You make such cute outfits yourself!

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  5. The little birds embroidered on there are so cute!! Great job!

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  6. Absolutely precious! Thank you so much for sharing at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Pinning to our Party Board!

    ~ Ashley

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  7. These are so cute! What a fun idea! Pinning! :)

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  8. This is such an adorable dress. I can't wait to make it for the DGDs! Thank you so very much!
    God Bless,
    Sue

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    1. Thank you Sue! I hope your daughter enjoys it! Have a wonderful week!

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  9. You make everything look so simple! :)

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  10. I try to make things as simple as possible. :o) Thanks & thanks for hosting!

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  11. I'm just in love with your doll outfits, they are all so adorable like you! have e a great week and thanks for making the time to come to my party. I know you are busy. Hugs Maria

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    1. You are super sweet Maria and I am always happy to attend for you! I hope your summer is warming up to be beautiful and enjoyable!

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  12. Wow, this is a super cute dress pattern! I love the reversible feature! Thanks so much for linking up at Creative Spark Link Party! Hope to see you again Wednesday!

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  13. This is a sweet little outfit. I will be giving it a try this week. Thanks for the pattern.

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    1. I hope it turns out great! Please post me a pic on FB if you remember and can! :o)

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  14. Thanks for the pattern! I love simple and cute!

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  15. Thank you for the cute pattern!

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  16. Thank you for your generosity in providing this pattern for free. It's so cute and I love that it's reversible! Thank you!

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    1. You are welcome! I hope you enjoy making it! :o)

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  17. adorable dress - thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  18. This looks like a great pattern to work with. Love the style, and the addition of matching capris. I also think the party dress is lovely. It's so nice to have the child's dress pattern to match that one. I just discovered your site, and am ready to start sewing. Now, if I can scale the AG patterns down to fit the Melissa and Doug "Mine-to-Love' dolls, I can outfit the entire "family." Many thanks!!

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    1. How fun! Let me know how they turn out. I am sure your daughter will love them! :o)

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  19. A few days ago I purchased a 'Easy' doll pattern but turned out terrible even after following the poorly written instructions. I wish I had tried this one first- it turned out so pretty and perfect. Thanks so much

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    1. I hate it when something like that happens. It's why I usually make up my own patterns, even though it feels like I take 4x the amount of time I otherwise would. I am glad that your dresses turned out beautifully! Please feel free to post it on my FB page if you have time. Have a wonderful day!

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful and very clear instructions and dress patterns. I truly appreciate it and GOD bless your kind heart for it. It is bloggers like you who are constantly motivating to do better in my sewing. I am new to blogging and sewing and have learned a lot from you. I love your pattern for this doll dress however, I would love to sew it for my little niece who is about three years old. How do I go about it. Any help or advise is truly appreciated.

    My blog azarausa.blogspot.com
    azarausa@gmail.com

    Thank you again..GOODLUCK!!!

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    1. I am sure you will do fine. Just cut it out and follow the tutorial. If you have any specific problems or questions, comment or pm on FB or Twitter. Have fun!

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  21. I found this and thought it would be cute for my daughters Stella doll. When I printed it off, it was definitely too big but I kept that pattern for my AG dolls when she gets bigger. I reprinted it at 70% and its the perfect size for her current doll. Now, to pick up my iron from the store on Monday. :)

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  22. Thanks. I was looking for a simple pattern to begin sewing with my granddaughter. Wish us luck!

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    1. How fun! My grandmothers taught me to sew and it's a skill & a pleasure I am grateful for. May you both be blessed with happy memories and beautiful success!

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  23. Wuao is an adorable dress. Please where you found the fabric?

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    1. I bought the bird fabric from Hancock's Fabric and the pink from JoAnn's.

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  24. Thank you very much for this nice dress pattern.

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  25. Has anyone else thought this would make a lovely baby girl's dress? I think i will scale it up and try!

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  26. Love this dress, but for some reason I'm not understanding how to put the two dress pieces together. I get to the part where I sew the sleeves together and I'm stuck. Can you help me understand it better? I'm just drawing a blank.

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    1. After step 3, before you add the buttons, turn your dresses with the right side of the fabric facing the right side of the fabric of the different dresses. Now, sew the armholes together and the neckhole together. The two different dresses are joined at these three points. You then pull the two dresses apart. And seam along 1 edge with the right sides of the same fabrics facing each other, from the bottom of one dress up to the armhole and down to the bottom of the other dress. I know that sounds a little confusing, but that's how you do it. I hope the pictures help you.

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  27. hey am new at the doll making, can you tell me if this will fit a baby alive doll
    my email is harrisrock250@gmail.com

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  28. Love the dresses, especially because they are reversible! Super adorable! I also love the embroidery and the cute collar! Thanks for sharing! This tutorial was featured here: http://www.plushiepatterns.com/free-doll-pattern-reversible-dress/

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  29. Thank you for your patterns & tutorials! They're easy to understand and always turn out so cute. I'm a relatively new sewer and have used your patterns & followed your instructions to make outfits for the dolls that are donated to the local Hospice Re-sale store.

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    1. That's a great thing to do! I'm glad to know that the pattern is being put towards an excellent charitable use.

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  30. How really lovely and how generous of you to share the patterns. Thank you x

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