All Dolled Up Doll Clothes Patterns



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Update 4/08/2019:  Terrie says:  “Here we go again!
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To see all my posts of Terrie’s patterns here, click on my All Dolled Up tag on the left!


Color Me Happy Dress


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A brand-new pattern, Color Me Happy, from Erin Hentzel was just listed in her Etsy store, Avery Lane.  I love the unique little details:  those shoulders, that front waistline, sweet hem band and that truly unique back add-on — so  fun!


ColorMeHappy#1_20190920_145557Just imagine all the fun colors and patterns you can mix/match to create your own unique one-of-a-kind 18-inch Color Me Happy dress.  This pattern includes both a sleeveless or cap-sleeve option, plus two different pleated skirts.  I used View B with cap sleeves here.  View A is sleeveless and has mini-pleats all around, plus Erin’s sample includes added fancy stitches on the skirt band, if you want to play with some of those less-used fancy stitches on your own sewing machine for an even-more unique doll dress.

You could opt to use a gathered skirt if you prefer.  However, I urge you to check out the great information Erin provides in this pattern for creating the perfect pleats for both skirts.  Now I need to choose which fabrics to sew a sleeveless, mini-pleat version for my next dress and which decorative stitching to add to my skirt band!



Fiftie’s Sundress


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After our Doll Dress Boutique sewing challenge ended, Erin Hentzel shared with members of her private Facebook Group this Fiftie’s Sundress.  It’s a modified Modern-Vintage Sundress from her book, Doll Days, which includes an everyday wardrobe for 18-inch dolls.



This sweet little striped sundress is perfect for Maryellen! Erin’s pattern calls for grosgrain ribbon & bow @ the waistline, but I decided my variegated wide rick-rack was sufficient.

Stay tuned for a new book with more exciting patterns from Erin coming soon — will they only be for 18-inch dolls?




Minnesota Girl!


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MN_Girl_T-Shirt_20190916_155737Today I wanted to share with you my “Minnesota Girl” t-shirt modeled by Journey Girl Mikaella.  She’s modeling briefly before this gets sent off to . . . Minnesota . . . easy guess, huh? 😉

A dear friend born/raised in MN often shares her Journey Girl with her church’s youth group, so when I saw the various State “Girl” embroidery patterns available @ Appletotes, I had to have Minnesota just for my friend’s Meredith.  Now that I’m slowly improving my machine embroidery skills, I can’t wait to share this fun little t-shirt.

Aren’t these little State “Girl” stitch-outs just the cutest?  There will definitely be more to come!  If you’re interested in either doll-size embroidery patterns, sewing patterns or doll shoes/boots, pop into the link above.  If you don’t see the pattern for the State you need, just email your request and David will reply ASAP.

Lace Overlay Tank Top & Jeans


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Finally purchased the Liberty Jane Lace Overlay Tank from Pixie Faire which had been on my Wishlist for waaay too long!  Had to use the same lace fabric as on my well-received t-shirt here and kimono here.  Still love this fabric and it worked well for my tank, along with an orange knit from my stash.


Since it’s still quite ‘toasty’ here in AZ, Lea’s paired her new tank with Liberty Jane’s Jeans (Jeans Bundle) in a black/gold stretch denim & gold sandals.  Shorts would be nice, but my 18-inch doll wardrobe lacks coordinating shorts!  Don’t believe I’ve ever posted these jeans here, so I’m adding the fun back-pocket photo as well. These were sooo fun to sew!JeansBundle_20190825_184346

Peace Symbol ’70’s Dress


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My sweet doll-sewing friend, Liana, gifted me this fun pattern and I just happened to have the perfect fabric to stitch it in!  Julie was excited to show you her Stevie’s 70’s Dress made using a pattern from Appletotes & Co.  It’s also available for your 14-inch friends as well, and I may just have to add that to my collection!


I already own several of Appletotes’ embroidery patterns, so once the embroidery machine learning curve is conquered, I really hope (soon) to be able to share some of their unique creations.  Sadly, I already realize that my limitations with my 4″ x 4″ hoop prevent me from being able to buy/embroider Appletotes’ awesome cowboy/cowgirl boots patterns – boo-hoo!  Maybe next year I can add a larger machine to my sewing suite?!  ;’)

My Final Challenge Entry


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The final dress I finished as the Doll Dress Boutique challenge ended is this dress sewn in embroidered Batik fabric that I’ve had for a long time.  I used my fav pattern because it’s simple and quick to sew, but also it lets the fabric ‘shine’, which was my goal.


Classic Sleeveless Bonus: Tuxedo Twirl Dress

I kept it very simple with only braided trim @ the waist.  This challenge was so fun!  I completed a total of 18 dresses using Erin’s  endless combinations to create dresses from simple to elegant through her versatile mix & match pattern pieces and trims/accents.

Doll Dress Boutique is a must-have resource for versatile 18-inch doll dress patterns!  Erin has a new book coming out in September featuring matching girl & doll dresses for those of you with daughters/granddaughters to sew for!

Avery’s Here!


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Today I’m posting the latest addition to my American Girl (and various other) doll models, as I was the very lucky winner of the AG gift certificate drawn by Erin of Avery Lane Sewing when her challenge ended – such a shock!  Since I had Truly Me #61 in mind for awhile, I decided to get her and name her Avery.Mod-VintageSunDress_DollDays_20190715_144109

She’s here today modeling a new dress from another of Erin’s pattern books, Doll Days.  This is the Modern-Vintage Sundress, View A, sewn in a very lightweight cotton Swiss dot with strawberries and flowers and accented with a white collar and waistband.

Doll Days includes patterns to make your doll a complete adorable wardrobe, so you’ll likely see more designs here.

AG Kids & Pets in the Neighborhood


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Another fun dress and fabric I used for the Doll Dress Boutique challenge is the Square Neck Dress, Ice Cream Social bonus design, with rick-rack at both the waist and double hems.  Just love this pattern and the fabric is just so fun for doll clothes (or kids!) with the kids, dog and cat.  The tiny speech bubble reads “Hello” and the Windham Fabrics is called “Neighborhood”.


I have only one more dress that I need to post from the challenge, but I’ve purchased Erin Hentzel’s other books, Doll Days and Sew in Style, as C&T Publishing had a half-price sale on her ebook versions of both, which they have quite often.  I’m sure I’ll be sewing a few items from them to post as well.

Plus, I have my new AG doll to feature here that I won. Ten other lucky ladies won fabric and trim kits to sew actual dresses as pictured in Erin’s book.  Looking forward to seeing those.

AG Dress-Up Affair


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A summer wedding in AZ calls for a dress that’s not only pretty, but comfortable, so Caitriona chose this sweet flowered print trimmed with white cotton lace @ the neck, sleeves and hem. This Doll Dress Boutique pattern is the Garden Party simplified version of Ruffles and Lace. You can see my original even-dressier version in this same fabric here which is View B, and my Tea Party, View A in this post.


Any one of these three dresses would certainly be ‘wedding’ appropriate, but in today’s version I kept it simpler with July temps in mind!  What makes Erin Hentzel’s patterns so versatile are all the options she offers to create a dress to suit any occasion in your taste using the same pattern pieces with varying trims, layers and other accents. Dress it up or dress it down – it’s up to you!

The challenge @ Doll Dress Boutique ended June 30th and I was the unbelievably lucky winner of the gift certificate to choose an AG doll!  ;’)  Erin also drew 10 ladies’ names who won dress kits to sew the exact dresses featured in her book.  Once my new doll arrives, she’ll be posted here wearing a yet-to-be-determined new Doll Dress Boutique dress.  I still have 3 more from the challenge to post, so those will be posting soon.

American Girl Fun for July 4th


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Perhaps my favorite, quick and easy-to-sew pattern from Doll Dress Boutique is the one used in these unique summer fabrics.  It’s the Classic Sleeveless Dress Bonus Pattern, Tuxedo Twirl, which features a ruffle and bow tie on it’s bodice in Erin’s pattern book for that ‘tuxedo’ look.

With it being warm in most places in the USA for Independence Day, I kept these two quite simple with just ball fringe on the unicorn fabric and piping on the doughnut dress for a keep-cool, fun summer look.

A more tuxedo-looking dress sewn from this awesome pattern can be seen here and another simple version in this post.  With the plethora of prints available and variation in trims, you can make these dresses as fancy or as simple as you want to fulfill your favorite girl’s wishes!