I love sewing 18" doll clothes. It seemed a natural progression to start designing them too. I now sell doll clothes patterns for 18" dolls, 20" dolls and baby dolls.
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Using a narrow zig zag stitch and stretch needle stitch the shoulder seams. Turn under 1/4” hem on the neck and arm holes. Stitch with a narrow zig zag. Matching thread in the bobbin.
Stitch the side seams with a narrow zig zag.
Turn up a 3/8” hem. I overlocked the hem edge first.
Turn in the back facing and stitch down with a straight stitch.
Add velcro patches down the back. Three patches set a bit further apart than for a blouse so her bottom doesn’t show in back.
I thought it looked a bit plain so I stitch a little bit of 1/8” elastic down the front to give it some definition.
If you have a free tank top pattern from somewhere you could probably make it into a maxi dress like this. If you purchase my pattern for $2.50 on CRAFTSY or ETSY you get the skivvy/rollneck sweater, the high neck, the t-shirt crew neck the tank top and the crop top as well as long sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, short sleeves and cap sleeves. Using Fashion File 12 you can also make a cardigan and using Fashion File 13 you can make a plain hemmed t-shirt.
If you like the look of the red cardigan worn with the maxi dress keep an eye out for the Fashion File on how to make a waterfall cardigan from the skivvy pattern pieces. I just have to get the bottom hem right before I publish it. It is just a matter of drawing two angled lines on the bodice front. So easy.
By all means pin a picture from this post so you can find it later. It also helps others find my great patterns and design ideas.
Better still, download the fashion file as a PDF and file it with your other doll clothes patterns. I have kept it really short and sweet so it can also be printed out if you prefer to keep it in your hard copy pattern folder. I have included a link to my blog in the PDF so you can find this post again for more details.