Mori Girl Ruffled Dress for 18 inch dolls

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
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$5.99

This digital doll clothes pattern will let you sew a dress and skirt for a Mori Girl outfit for your 18 inch doll.

If you see a girl that looks as though she is a fairy tale forest dweller who has just stepped out of an enchanted wood, chances are good you’ve spotted a Mori Girl.  Born in Japan as a subculture, Mori Girl style embodies living in the moment and living in harmony with nature.

Mori (meaning forest) Girl style is all about natural fibres and colours from nature – creams, browns, greens and autumnal oranges, reds and yellows.  The dress features ruffled layers and a clean looking, zipper-style hook and loop closure in the back.  Also included is a Slip Skirt.  Mori style favours a lot of layering and the Slip Skirt works perfectly under the dress.  This dress can be used as a ‘foundation layer’ for Mori Girl style, but also works as a cute, everyday dress.

 

Description

This digital doll clothes pattern will let you sew a dress and skirt for a Mori Girl outfit for your 18 inch doll.

If you see a girl that looks as though she is a fairy tale forest dweller who has just stepped out of an enchanted wood, chances are good you’ve spotted a Mori Girl.  Born in Japan as a subculture, Mori Girl style embodies living in the moment and living in harmony with nature.

Mori (meaning forest) Girl style is all about natural fibres and colours from nature – creams, browns, greens and autumnal oranges, reds and yellows.  The dress features ruffled layers and a clean looking, zipper-style hook and loop closure in the back.  Also included is a Slip Skirt.  Mori style favours a lot of layering and the Slip Skirt works perfectly under the dress.  This dress can be used as a ‘foundation layer’ for Mori Girl style, but also works as a cute, everyday dress.

Can’t get enough Mori Girl Style?  Check out these other KeLibu patterns for 18 inch dolls:

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Supplies:

Dress:

  •  1/4 yard of light weight cotton as a main fabric (Bodice, Body and Upper Ruffle)
  • 15 inches by 4 ¼ inches light weight cotton/blends for the bodice lining
  • 35 inches by 3 ¼ of soft mesh, lace, lace trim or a complementary colour of cotton/blends for the Under Ruffle
  • 20 inches of lace/trim. It can be narrow or wide, depending on the look you’re going for.
  • 13 inches of ¼ – 3/8 inch wide ribbon

 

Slip Skirt:

  •  30 inches by 3 ½ inches of light weight cotton or blends for the Top Tier and Bottom Inner
  • 30 inches by 5 inches of soft mesh or lace fabric for the Bottom Outer. Note that tulle will not work.
  • 11 inches of 3/8 inch wide elastic

 

Tools:

  • Universal/sharp sewing machine needle
  • Matching thread
  • Pinking shears or pinking rotary blade (optional but helpful)
  • Bodkin or safety pin to thread elastic through waistband channel
  • Fray block or lighter to heat seal ribbon

 

Bonus Flower Embellishment:

  • 8 ½ inches of 1 inch wide fabric same/similar colour of the main colour in your dress
  • 9+ inches of ½ – 1 inch wide lace or ribbon in a neutral or complementary colour
  • 11 inches of 2 inch wide fabric, lace, trim, mesh etc. in a neutral colour

Skill Level: Intermediate

Download, Print & Sew!

Start your project immediately with this digital PDF pattern.  It includes step-by-step instructions with full color pictures and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the file (e.g. Adobe Reader for Windows or Preview for Mac).

You will see a link to download your pattern as soon as your purchase is complete.  You will also receive an email receipt for your purchase that will include the link to download the pattern.

KeLibu is not affiliated with American Girl®, Mattel®, Our Generation®, Battat®, Maplelea®, Maplelea Girls®, Avonlea Traditions Inc.®, Journey Girls®, Toys R Us®, With Heart and Soul®, Kidz N Cats®, Maru and Friends®, Maru & Friends® LLC, A Girl for All Time®, Daughters of History Ltd. or any doll/toy company.

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4 reviews for Mori Girl Ruffled Dress for 18 inch dolls

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    fun to makeI love this pattern ,I already had it in the 14 inch and it was so much fun that I wanted it in the 18 inch size.The pattern has so many options to make it your own and of course I loved it that I got the free Shrug pattern with the purchase but I haven't made it yet.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Deceptively easyI was pleasantly surprised at how easy this was to make! I changed the pattern a little to give it my own personal touch, I'm thrilled with the results. It is a pattern I will use more than once as it has so many possibilities just by changing fabric or changing how you assemble the pattern.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Ruffled Mori DressWhat a sweet soft feminine dress. This goes together easily and all the layers flow from one to the next. An unfinished underskirt is the perfect touch!

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Bohemian FlairI love this pattern SO much! It's definitely Mori, but it also feels bohemian to me as well. The added details like the raw edge where the skirt meets the bodice, and the little bow on the back (which isn't just decoration -- it ties to help close the gap between the closure and the seam) take this dress to the next level. Like all of the KeLibu patterns, this would work well as a very simple dress made with cotton and no frills, or you can let your imagination run wild and dress it up with lace, ribbon, and flowers. The Mori Shrug pattern looks incredible with this outfit, and is easy and quick to whip up.

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