popover doll dress: free downloadable pattern

At this time last year, we released our Popover Sundress sewing pattern as a free download.

Shortly after that, S asked me to make a Popover Sundress for her favorite doll, Samantha, to match a dress that she was wearing at the time. I scaled the pattern down to fit an 18 inch doll, made Samantha’s dress, and promptly forgot about the doll-sized pattern.

Last week I was going through some files and came across the pattern again. We thought there might be other little girls who would enjoy having a matching Popover Sundress for their favorite doll, so we’re making the pattern available as a free download.

Like the original sewing pattern, this is a simple and quick item to sew. It uses the same construction method as the full-sized dress, so you’ll also need to download the instructions for that version in order to sew the doll dress.

Finding this pattern reminded me that I’ve made a few other Oliver + S styles in 18 inch doll size for S over the years. If there’s enough interest, we’ll make some of those patterns available as free downloads in the future.


  1. August 4, 2010 at 9:02 am Link

    How wonderful – my girls are going to love it! I would love to see more 18″ doll patterns. Thank you!!!

  2. August 4, 2010 at 8:52 am Link
    Ann in PA

    Can’t wait to make this for my niece and her doll! She will love the matching dresses. Would love to see more matching patterns.

  3. August 4, 2010 at 7:34 am Link

    This is fabulous. And yes yes yes to more Having the same little dresses to coordinate with what my little girls are wearing would thrill them.

  4. August 4, 2010 at 3:29 am Link

    yes please I would love more of the doll patterns.

  5. August 4, 2010 at 1:25 am Link

    We would love some 18″ doll patterns around here! That would be great!

  6. August 4, 2010 at 12:17 am Link

    Thank you so much! And yes, yes! How my little one would love more matching outfits.

  7. August 4, 2010 at 12:10 am Link

    It’s just as hard to find stylish doll clothes to sew as it is stylish little girl clothes! I’d love it if you released doll sized versions!

  8. August 3, 2010 at 11:25 pm Link

    Thank you so much. I can’t wait to try both patterns. I’m sure my daughter will love them.

  9. August 3, 2010 at 11:05 pm Link

    How neat! I just had a look at the fabulous Ice Cream Social doll’s dress over at Bybido and I’m sure my daughter would love doll’s clothes that match some of you patterns I’ve already made. She’s getting an American Girl doll from her aunt and uncle for her birthday next week and I think matching outfits would clinch the deal :) So yes please please please on more doll’s clothes patterns!

  10. August 3, 2010 at 9:19 pm Link

    OOOH! Would love more 18in doll patterns. My daughter loves to match her american girl doll and I love to sew Oliver + S patterns! It would be a match made in heaven :)

  11. August 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm Link

    Yes, please !

  12. August 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm Link
    mindy t

    Would Love more!!

  13. August 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm Link

    Add me to the list of people who love this! I tried resizing the Ice Cream Dress for my daughter’s doll a few weeks ago (link here http://bybido.blogspot.com/2010/07/doll-for-my-oldest.html ), but I know it’s not to scale. I would love to have the true doll-sized version of this and other outfits!

  14. August 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm Link
    Ana Sofia (ASM)

    Thanks!! This should be so easy and fast to make!!!
    And Yes, I(my daugther) would love more… (Is is possible not to be interested in “any” O+S pattern?)

  15. August 3, 2010 at 3:59 pm Link

    YES!! I would be completely interested in other patterns for dolls!! Thanks so much for this one…time to get started!! :)

  16. August 3, 2010 at 3:38 pm Link

    Thanks for the pattern. My daughter and friends play with their doll all the time. She is always wanting new doll clothes. Would be a great way to use all my leftover material.

  17. August 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm Link

    This is Wonderful! My girls are going to enjoy it so much!

  18. August 3, 2010 at 3:11 pm Link

    this is a adorable – thanks! we’d love more too – i have tried making some doll clothes, but some patterns would be very welcome.

  19. August 3, 2010 at 2:58 pm Link

    Thank you so much! This will be a fun for a Christmas surprise for my daughter.

  20. August 3, 2010 at 2:54 pm Link

    Yes, please more 18 inch doll clothes. And free…even better!

  21. August 3, 2010 at 2:50 pm Link

    This is adorable, Liesl, and yes (did you even have to ask) we would love mini-O+S patterns! Love the props for the photos, too! 😉

  22. August 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm Link
    Alice S

    So cute! Thank you!

  23. August 3, 2010 at 2:39 pm Link

    Thanks so much! I would love more patterns for dolls – DD would get a kick out of more matching outfits for her “babies” :)

  24. August 3, 2010 at 2:20 pm Link

    I would love to see the others done in free downloads as well. We love your patterns and the kids are always asking for matching doll dresses!

  25. August 3, 2010 at 1:54 pm Link
    Ann Bates

    Thanks Liesel!!!

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