Guest Author - Susan Kramer
Here is a page of pattern pieces to sew dresses for 12 inch fabric dolls. (For clothes to fit 18 inch American Girl and other historical dolls click here.)
For photo of finished dress click here. For sewing directions click here.
This pattern is my original design and may not be used commercially.
For the skirt cut a piece of fabric 18 inches (45cm) wide by 7 inches (17.5cm) long.
The pattern pieces are for the bodice and sleeves are laid out on a 1 inch (2.5cm) square grid.
To make your 1 inch square grid graph paper
First, take an 8.5x11 inch piece of plain paper and draw 1 inch squares - I do this by drawing horizontal lines 1 inch apart down the page, and then verticle lines 1 inch apart across the page.
Next, looking at the .jpg image you want to enlarge, copy what is in each of my squares into your larger squares.
Doll Body Pattern
Doll Body Sewing Instructions
Bloomers Pattern and Sewing Directions
Doll Dress Photo
Doll Dress Pattern
Doll Dress Sewing Directions
To read about the adventures of Anneke and Hans, 9 year old Dutch twins living in Holland, and how they learn about meditation from 'mother nature' click here.
Article and 12 inch Anneke Dutch doll dress pattern by Susan Kramer