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I have been surrounded by crafting all my life. Like so many, my mom & grandmother always had busy hands & loved to create. I have that same "bug" as do my kids :)

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Sleuth 30s Dress American Girl Dolls 18'

from Dollhouse Designs American Girl Fashions
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Sleuth 30s Dress American Girl Dolls 18'
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sewing
  • basic
  • gathering

Pattern Description:

Sleuth Dress PDF Sewing Pattern ? 1930's Sophistication for American Girl & other 18" Dolls DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Classic Style of the 30's and 40s

* Famous Fit & Flare Dress Silhouette, very girly & flattering
* High Puffed Sleeves with Band
* Defined Waistband, Inverted shape with Gathers on Bodice
* Squared Neckline, optional Collar
* Back Waist Tie for Custom Fit
* Knee Length
* Moderately Easy Pattern to Sew

Includes Design options
4 Pages of Patterns
18 Pages of Instruction, Photos, & Information, including Hints for Beginning Sewists
*You will need 1/2 yard fabric and 1/4 yard contrast fabric for trim

Downloadable PDF Pattern
(Not an outfit - this is a sewing pattern for 18" dolls)
~No instruction for Hat is included. Hat is a Photo Prop, as is Rebecca Doll~

* Professionally presented Vector-drawn Patterns
* Fully illustrated with Photos & Diagrams
* Print only the sections you want to sew, or entire pattern

Reuse to make w/ other colors or trims
Designed to fit newer model American Girl and similar dolls
(suggestions included how to to tailor the fit for your own doll, if necessary)
*I use AG dolls Lanie, My AG, Marie Grace & similar to draft my patterns.

A-OK to Sell items you create from the pattern When you Credit me w/ Design.~ THANKS!

Print Pattern Pages @ 100%
Instructions can be printed in booklet style to reduce printing, or read along on your laptop or tablet.

Note: This pattern is not freeware or share-ware. Other users outside household must purchase pattern. All rights reserved.
As always for SEWING PATTERN listings, doll, clothes, book, and accessories are not for sale, but shown for display purposes.

Note: I have no affiliation with American Girl or Mattel except as a consumer that enjoys the quality & charm of their products.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • for 18" doll


  • 1/2 yard fabric
  • sewing machine

You Will Also Need:

  • velcro
  • thread

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