Easy 18″ Doll Dress/ KwikSew 3906

Easy 18″ Doll Dress/ KwikSew 3906

KwikSew 3906 is one of my favorite 18″ dress patterns ever. I use it over & over.

The doll dress has a pocket option, optional waist tie, and the skirt and shoulder straps are easily modified for different looks.

The pattern also includes a matching dress for little girls, and headband patterns for girl & doll. I haven’t made the girls dress yet.

Here I’ve made the skirt less full since I was working with a scrap of leftover fabric. I actually really love this fabric. I think it would’ve looked really hip with an A line skirt and flat shoulder straps, but I added the vintage lace & ended up making it look dated. It’s crazy how small details can make such a difference!

I really love how I can make this dress with a fat quarter. This orange fabric came in a bundle of 5 fat quarters for $10. I used a 50% off coupon. That means this dress costed $1!

(Have a look at my Liberty Jane Faraway Downs post if you’d like to see a striped version of this dress.)

Thanks for reading!

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. denise johnson

    Oh my! This is so cute. And I guess at $10, it is a pretty great deal. It is not a bad idea to spend $10 for a very adorable dress, right?

  2. Cynthia L.

    I used to sew for my daughter’s American Girl Doll dress and I loved it. You chose such wonderful fabrics and you got such a good deal also!

    Thank you for linking this to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

    P.S. I am pinning this to a group doll Pinterest board I belong to!
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  3. Mary Catherine

    Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful doll’s dress at the Stress-Free Sunday link up. :) You are so talented with all of the clothes (both for girls and dolls) you make! :)
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  4. Pam

    I totally agree with Rachel… very well dressed little doll!!! So much attention to detail on such a little garment, Amy.

  5. Buttons

    Those dresses are so cute! I have twice attempted doll clothes for my girl’s Felicity doll, and I never want to do it again! They are cute but it was so stressful, all those tiny little pieces!
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  6. Jann Olson

    this is such a cute pattern. I have seen it before. Can you believe non of my grandies have had American Girl dolls. They’ve either not been ‘doll’ girls or one is too young. Maybe she’ll love them. for now she loves Minnie and Mickey.
    Jann Olson recently posted…Match Made in Heaven!My Profile


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