One of my 18″ American Girl dolls wanted a new dress… I had an idea that I could possibly put together a dress using pieces from my outfits so I thought I would give it a try. She picked out what dress she wanted and I came up with this.
I used five backs of the flared skirt with train, two straight skirts, a small circle and four tops to make this dress.
The top is made from two straight skirt pieces, two top pieces for the shoulder straps, and the tip of a small circle to add additional detail. I taped everything as shown with the tape on the plain side of the paper.
Then I wrapped the top around the doll and taped the straight skirt pieces together, it was a really snug fit. I folded the top pieces over and taped them to the back of the straight skirt.
I used five pieces of the flared skirt with train, just the back piece with the train, and taped them together as shown in the picture. I wrapped the skirt around the doll’s waist, overlapped the edges in the back and taped it in place.
I used two top pieces for sleeves. I wrapped one on each side around the dolls arm, slid it up so it was beneath the shoulder top pieces and secured with tape. For a spur of the moment first time making a Printable Doll Clothes dress for an American Girl doll, I think it came out really cute:)
Another variation of this dress would be to skip the sleeves and cut the shoulder top pieces into rectangles by cutting off the bottom half. This would be a more modern formal party dress look for the dress.
I’ve since come up with another American Girl dress combination. You can see how to make this dress here.