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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 :)

I began sewing when my daughter ...

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Summer Grace Sundress - Dollhouse Design

from Dollhouse Designs American Girl Fashions
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Summer Grace Sundress - Dollhouse Design
Summer Grace Sundress - Dollhouse Design
Summer Grace Sundress - Dollhouse Design
Summer Grace Sundress - Dollhouse Design
Summer Grace Sundress - Dollhouse Design
Summer Grace Sundress - Dollhouse Design

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sew
  • gather
  • hem

Pattern Description:

(tm) Summer Grace PDF Sewing Pattern (tm) Tailor your own Style for American Girl & other 18" Dolls

I'm very excited about this one :)
It's a sweet & feminine summer dress for special days or just when your dolly wants to feel special!
Inspired by a unique 1950's sundress worn by Marilyn Monroe, I reinterpreted it into a style for little girls.

Full, gathered bodice in 2 versions (Empire waist & natural waist)
Twirly circle skirt, slightly fitted at waist
Includes Options for a full straight-cut skirt OR tiered skirt!
Narrow waistband
Shoulder straps are customizable.
Lined bodice,
Optional ruffle at hem makes skirt flare out even more.
Many embellishment ideas! Use lace, piping, ribbons, etc...

Includes Design options
11 Pages of Patterns
9 Pages of Instruction, Photos, & Information, including Hints for Beginning Sewists

Downloadable PDF Pattern
(Not an outfit - this is a sewing pattern for 18" dolls)

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

A-OK to Sell items you create from the pattern when you credit me w/ design.

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, doll and accessories are not for sale, but shown for display purposes.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18" doll
  • American Girl doll clothes
  • american girl pattern
  • sewing


  • fabric
  • cotton
  • thread
  • lining fabric like batiste

You Will Also Need:

  • closures
  • trim

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