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Fun in the Sun – Halter Neck PDF Doll Sewing Pattern for 15 – 18 Inch Dolls


Fun in the Sun – Halter Neck Collection

The Fun in the Sun collection includes 3 Halter Neck Dresses & 2 Halter Neck Tops you can sew for your dolls.  

I’ve designed this Fun in the Sun doll sewing pattern to fit a variety of different size 15″ to 18″ dolls including American Girl®, Australian Girl®, Journey Girl®, Our Generation®, Madame Alexander®, Baby Born®, Cabbage Patch® and similar size.

This collection has Fun in the Sun written all over it.  Your doll will be a modern fashionista in these chic, and oh so cute halter neck dresses and tops perfect for spring and summer fun in the sun.

The Fun in the Sun dresses and tops are perfect to wear on summer picnics in the park, a day shopping with friends, or while enjoying a Caribbean cruise.  All eyes will be admiring your doll no matter where she goes or what she does wearing her Fun in the Sun dresses and tops.

The bodice has two cross-over bodice pieces which are finished with bias binding.  You can make your own bias binding or use ready-made.  For a more dramatic look, you may use a contrasting binding, or for a more subtle look, use the same fabric as the main part of the dress.

You are going to love sewing your Fun in the Sun creations and all the options you have to let your imagination run free!

Skill Level – Easy

Perfect for Beginners and for quick and easy doll sewing projects

Pattern includes:

  • 1 PDF Doll Sewing Pattern
  • 2 Halter Neck Top Options
  • 3 Halter Neck Dress Options
  • Easy to follow photographed step by step sewing guide
  • 3 Page Summary Sewing Instructions
  • Professional digitally drafted pattern pieces.
  • Lots of sewing tips

Note: This is a PDF downloadable pattern.  Once you purchase your pattern you can download, print & sew!



Fun in the Sun – Halter Neck Collection – Doll Sewing Pattern

The Fun in the Sun collection includes 3 Halter Neck Dresses & 2 Halter Neck Tops you can sew for your dolls.  

Fabric Suggestions

Light to medium weight woven fabrics such as Cotton and Cotton Blends, Linen and Linen Blends.   Bias binding trim for the bodice can be of the same fabric or something of similar or lighter weight, or purchased bias binding tape.   Quilting cottons are perfect when you are looking for coordinating fabrics to create creative and fun looks for your creations.   

Supplies Needed

  • 1/4 Yard of Main Fabric.  This is sufficient to make the whole dress including the bias binding trim and waistband if you are making the dress out of just one fabric.


  • 2 x Coordinating Fat Quarters if you would like to make the main body of the dress in one fabric and the waistband and bias binding trim for the bodice in a different fabric.


  • 1 x Fat Quarter and 1 Packet of 1/2” Single Fold Bias Binding Tape (Ready Made) for the bodice.
  • Coordinating thread
  • 6” Piece of 1/2” Elastic
  • Optional:  Light weight iron on interfacing for waistband and/or bodice pieces – Small piece (this will give your waistband and/or bodice pieces a little more body)


I’d love to invite you to share pictures of you Fun in the Sun creations over on my Facebook page at Chris Lucas Designs

Terms of Use

This pattern is for personal use.  If you would like to sell dolls clothes made from using this pattern on a small-scale (eg home sewers selling on Etsy or other sites) you are welcome to sell garments made using this pattern so long as you give Chris Lucas Designs credit for the pattern and where possible provide a link back to my website 

I am not affiliated with or endorse any particular doll company.  I just love sewing for dolls like you 🙂  



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