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A-Line Color Block for 18in doll

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A-Line Color Block for 18in doll
A-Line Color Block for 18in doll
A-Line Color Block for 18in doll
A-Line Color Block for 18in doll
A-Line Color Block for 18in doll

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic dressmaking skills

Pattern Description:

This lined, sleeveless A-line dress pattern includes three color blocked front options, all of them giving a retro feel. The A-line sleeveless shift shape instantly evokes the idea of the late 1960s when colour and design were bold fashion choices for young women. All of the designs are inspired by modern art. There's also a fourth option... you can also use the front lining piece to make a plain front to embroider or trim as desired.

This pattern is a great way to gain confidence in sewing curved seams and lining garments. Instructions are given for buttons/buttonholes, snaps or Velcro (R) back closure.

To add even more value, the pattern includes a tutorial for drafting your own color blocked design using the lining pattern pieces provided.

This ebook contains full instructions on how to make each of the pictured dresses, full sized computer drawn pattern pieces, plus a comprehensive tutorial explaining how to create your own original color block design. The tutorial shows you how to break up a pattern piece into smaller parts with curved and straight edges and how to add seam allowances and notches. You can use this tutorial to draft cheerleader outfits, Euro-style designs, appliques or picture style dresses. The only limit is your own creativity! My hope is that you will take this pattern, choose the options you like best, and come up with an original creation that's unique in every way.

Please Note: you are buying an original PDF downloadable doll dress pattern by Genine Allan, not a finished doll's dress. The dolls and accessories are not for sale.


You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or the Nitro PDF Reader to open the pattern file. Both software programs are downloadable for free and can be easily found via google or other search engines.

Because of the digital nature of the pattern, refunds will not be offered, however I will work with you to ensure that you are able to print out your pattern successfully, and I am only an email away if you have any questions.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit 18 inch dolls


  • Four fat quarters (or the equivalent in leftover fabric)
  • 1/4 yard fabric for lining

You Will Also Need:

  • Velcro, snaps or small buttons for center back closure
  • 18" x 1" strip of fusible interfacing for snaps or button closure
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About the designer

I've been sewing, knitting, crocheting and embroidering all my life. I love making up my own designs and dressing dolls and teddy bears. For many years I made artist teddy bears and sold them under ...

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