Vera Bradley Remix: Up-cycled Sunshine Dress

The Sunshine Dress is easy to download and quick to sew. Find it HERE in 3 popular doll sizes: to fit 18 inch dolls like American Girl, 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie wishers, and 16 inch Animators princess dolls.

Easy to sew, Basic Dress for 18 inch Dolls

This beautiful floral fabric started life as a Vera Bradley waterproof bag. The bags are not quilted, and have a fabric shell over a plastic liner (like to put wet bathing suits in, I guess.) It’s easy to cut it apart and gives me about a fat quarter of fabric. I purchase these bags very cheaply at the Vera Bradley Outlet in Virginia. Vera Bradley makes such beautiful prints that I often break the rules and use these fabrics for doll dresses despite the large print size. See more large print doll dresses in THIS POST.

Sew a sleeveless doll Dress in fun, Vera Bradley fabric

The Sunshine Dress pattern shows a short sleeve dress on the cover. It has three options for the front of the dress- one piece, a straightline inset, or princess seams. WIth this large and busy print, I chose the one piece front and used THIS method to leave the sleeves off and make it a sleeveless shift dress.

What fun fabrics have you used to make doll clothes? See more Vera Bradley doll outfits HERE and HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!