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Dress Pattern for Dress Up Bunch Dolls

from Shiny Happy World
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Dress Pattern for Dress Up Bunch Dolls
Dress Pattern for Dress Up Bunch Dolls
Dress Pattern for Dress Up Bunch Dolls
Dress Pattern for Dress Up Bunch Dolls
Dress Pattern for Dress Up Bunch Dolls
Dress Pattern for Dress Up Bunch Dolls

Pattern Description:

Here's a pretty little dress for all the girls in The Dress Up Bunch (including the girl critters - the pattern includes instructions for leaving a hole for any tails).

Made up in a pretty fabric it's perfect as is. But it's also a great blank-canvas dress for use with simpler fabrics.

Add some rickrack or other fancy trim around the bottom hem. Maybe some pompom or beaded fringe?

Add a bit of embroidery. Add some special buttons. Dress it up or down to suit your doll's needs - and personality. :-)

Bean is pretty no-nonsense and wanted a simple, comfy dress to play in.

Use this one pattern to make up a whole wardrobe of dresses!

This dress is easy for little hands to put on and take off all by themselves. The arm openings are large enough to slide easily over the big hands and feet and the closure is easy hook & loop tape with an option for snaps.

I designed these to last. All the edges are finished and the clothes will be durable enough for lots of not-always-gentle play and any necessary trips through the washer and dryer.

What You Get

full-size pattern for the dress - no enlarging needed
detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos - you'll never feel lost or wonder if you're doing it right
links to videos teaching you all the skills you'll need to complete the project

What You'll Need

1/2 yard fabric
2 1/2 inches 3/8″ hook & loop tape or 2 9mm snaps
2 3/4″ buttons (optional)
a couple of hours


Easy! There's one fussy place when you're sewing the sleeves - but I warn you about it in the pattern. Just sew slowly and you'll be fine.

This will fit all the dolls in The Dress Up Bunch - including the critters. The pattern includes instructions to leave an optional tail opening. :-) You can see a photo of Spot the dog wearing the dress in the additional photos.

Like all Shiny Happy World patterns - you're welcome to sell anything you make with them.

It's a PDF so you'll get your pattern immediately after purchase. Make a new dress this afternoon!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • fits all Dress Up Bunch dolls


  • please see description