Twirly Lace Doll Dress Pattern

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I had some fabric left over from the girls' Easter dresses, so I decided to make matching dresses for their new American Girl dolls. They loved this!

For this dress I actually made two because I am a perfectionist like that. It really took hardly any fabric, though, and I came up with some things to make it better.

First of all, the bodice and straps are all one piece:

For the back, first I basted the ribbon loops into the back pieces...

...then sewed the straps in along the tops like so...

This was much more efficient. I whipped the second dress up in less than an hour.

Everything else in the dress construction follows the Twirly Lace Dress Tutorial found HERE.  Use a 1/4" seam allowance for the doll dress. If you would like, for your own personal, home use only, here are the patterns that I used:

18" DOLL TWIRLY LACE DRESS TOP

18" DOLL TWIRLY LACE DRESS SKIRT

Here are some more patterns and tutorials you might want to check out...