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Caroline PillowCase Dress with Matching Doll Pattern - Sizes 0-8

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Author Frog Legs and Ponytails
Price $9.99
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The Caroline Pillow Case Dress and Matching Doll Dress PDF Pattern from Frog Legs and Ponytails.

The Caroline Dress is a great pattern for beginners. Simple instructions and loads of beautiful, color photographs to help you along the way. You can stitch up a whole closet full of adorable dresses in a weekend.

The Caroline Dress looks adorable alone and can be layered over t-shirts, leggings, jeans, or tights to take her through all the seasons. Get years of use from this versatile style that fits first as a dress and then as a tunic top!

9 sizes included: 0-12 Months, 12-24 Months, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8

Matching doll pattern is suitable for dolls 16-18", but can be easily adjusted to many doll sizes.

Look for the Mommy and Me Pattern Set including this pattern and the Caroline Dress Pattern for a sweet Mommy and Me look!


Main Fabric: (0-12, 12-24, 2T require 3/4 yard); (3T, 4T, 5T, 6, 7, 8 require 1 yard)
Trim Fabric: (All sizes require 1/2 yard trim fabric)
Doll Dress: (Requires 1/3 yard main fabric and 1/4 yard trim fabric)

Thread, scissors, iron, ironing board, safety pin, ruler/straight edge, measuring tape, sewing needle, tube turning tool (available at Joannes and other sewing shops), rotary cutting blade and mat (optional)


(refers to finished length)

0-12 Months - 14.5"

12-24 Months - 16"

2T - 18"

3T - 20"

4T - 22

5 - 23"

6 - 24"

7 - 25"

8 - 27"

Here is what some of my customers have had to say!

"Pattern is wonderful....easy to understand and results in a beautiful boutique-quality dress!"

"The best pdf pattern I have ever used! Very clear instructions, and a really lovely format. I had a great time making this dress!"

Look for the Mommy, Me, and Dolly Pattern Set including this pattern and the Amelia Shirt Pattern for Women and Juniors for a sweet Mommy and Me look!

Caroline Dress Pattern is 11 pages with 20 color photos.

*Note: These are downloadable instructions and patterns for making a top. Limited pattern pieces are included. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.

by Pulliam, Lauren
on April 9th, 2019

all time favorite dress!!! This was my first ever pattern to sew

by Peters, Jessica
on September 5th, 2015

This pattern was so easy to make. It was the first dress I made for my daughter.

by asdolphine
on July 13th, 2015

This dress is too cute and so easy. I've made four and getting ready to start the fifth. Everyone wants one.

by Haygood, Amber
on October 8th, 2014

I LOVE this pattern!! Super easy to make and the directions are very easy to follow!!

by rosenberry, rhonda
on December 30th, 2013


by Jenn
on October 17th, 2013

Love it! So simple.

by Sharpe, Donna
on July 31st, 2013

I love this and my girls love having a matching set!

by Strickland, Sarah
on April 18th, 2013

I just started sewing and this pattern is great for beginners. I've made two for my little girl and she looks great in them!

by tricia
on April 8th, 2013

lost count on how many of these have made very easy pattern to follow

by Shannon
on March 28th, 2013

love it

by clay, mandi
on March 25th, 2013


by thorpe, stephanie
on March 1st, 2013

Excellent pattern. Very easy to follow. I've made many of these for my daughter and her American Girl dolls and they are all just adorable.

by wells, Deana
on February 10th, 2013

Great pattern. Very versatile.

by Williams, Michelle
on October 29th, 2012

Love this pattern. It is my go to for pillowcase dresses!

by Bragg, Mary
on October 7th, 2012

Great Pattern

by Clay, Nisheka
on September 25th, 2012

I am a novice sewer. I have tried several different instructions for pillowcase dresses. This is by far the best!!!!

by Carriles, Deborah
on September 16th, 2012

What an awesome pattern! So easy to follow and my girl loves the dolly pattern too!

by Martelle, Tammy
on August 25th, 2012

Wonderful little pattern. Easy directions and quick to make.

by Wendy
on July 25th, 2012

Beautiful pattern. I've made many of these dresses and they all are wonderful. Highly recommend.

by Scott, LaTangler
on July 12th, 2012

I can't live without this 've been using it for a year and its very clear and so much!!!

by Gaia's mom
on July 2nd, 2012

Nice pattern. I enjoyed doing it and the dress looks gorgeous.

by Melanie
on June 29th, 2012

Very easy pattern to follow the directions were very clear. A king sized pillowcase was repurposed for this dress. There was enough extra material to make the bias strips and ties. It turned out very cute!

by Just For You_bypj
on June 26th, 2012

I would give this pattern 5 more stars if I could. This by far, is my favorite pattern!! Not to mention, it is a #1 pick by all the moms.

by Zingelmann, Audra
on June 20th, 2012

Great pillocase pattern. A nice, more professional finish than most pillowcase dress patterns. This one is very adjustable and can fit many sizes.

by Simmons, Sylvia
on June 19th, 2012

Excellent pattern. Instructions very clear and no issues with sizing. Love it!

by Jami C
on June 6th, 2012

Great pattern! Simple and thorough instructions. I have made several for my daughter as well as gifts for others, and people always love them!

by addii, addii
on May 31st, 2012

very nice pattern

by kenstrm
on May 23rd, 2012

Super super easy and takes less than an hour! Thanks!

by Aubrey, Margaret
on May 6th, 2012

Love this pattern! The fit is perfect...clear instruction and fast! Thanks.

by CBmumof4
on May 3rd, 2012

Cute and easy, pattern fits both my girls 3 and 7!

by Murray, Carrie
on April 27th, 2012

Wonderful pattern! Easy to follow and the finish product looks great! The doll size is very cute too and a nice way to use smaller fabric pieces.

by Cotilus, Angela
on April 24th, 2012

Amazing instructions! Very well written and easy to follow!

by smith, paula
on March 31st, 2012

Love this dress and this pattern! I've made several Caroline pillowcases for my little girls.

by bennett, wendy
on March 30th, 2012

Great Pattern, sweet idea!!

by Thompson, Jackie
on March 30th, 2012

Great pattern!! Easy for beginners!!

by Greer, Carrie
on March 30th, 2012

love this pattern...very easy

by Ding-A-Ling
on March 16th, 2012

Wonderful pattern!! I haven't sewn in years but just couldn't resist now that I have my first grand-daughter. The instructions were clear and easy to understand. I made three dresses in a row. Easy peasy! This is a versitle dress that can be worn for all four seasons. Highly recommend this one!

by MLB
on March 1st, 2012

It's just a "pattern" for the armhole.

by Jordan, Jennifer
on February 13th, 2012

VERY easy to follow! I've made several of these dresses and they come out adorable every time!

by Mitchell, Lynn
on February 9th, 2012

Great for beginner easy to follow

by Boivin, Paige
on January 30th, 2012

Great dress that even looks cute as a shirt. I have a daughter that makes these for herself and her doll.

by cromley, devon
on January 28th, 2012

Have made many many many of these and they turn out awesome!

by haynes, jessica
on January 14th, 2012


by Putznanu
on January 13th, 2012

This pattern is easy to follow, has lots of pictures and can be completed very quickly - even by a beginner. The dress is so cute and gives you lots of options for trims and/or embroidery.

by Peppermint Street Boutique
on January 12th, 2012

Easy to follow and great for beginners! Last summer I made this dress in watermelon print for the dress, with a green on green stripe for the bottom and tie. It became "The Watermelon Dress" and she was complimented every place she went!

by seaman, teresa
on January 12th, 2012

great pattern

by Southern Babies
on January 7th, 2012

Awesome pattern. Great instructions. Perfect pattern for beginners or all stages of expertise. So versatile.

by Collins, Lynn
on January 5th, 2012

I have made pillowcase dresses using other patterns/instructions . This is the BEST I've found. Simple yet professional results.

by Cecilia
on October 13th, 2011

This is a fantastic pattern! I have made 4 dresses already and have received a ton of compliments. It is easy to follow and the addition of the contrasting band really gives it a professional look. Great pattern for the sewing beginner!

by Shannon Allred
on August 1st, 2001

This pattern is GREAT for beginners! This is only the second thing I have tried to sew, and I had it done in under two hours! The dress is so cute on my 4 year old that my 8 and 10 year olds are begging for me to make them one too! I will definitely be using this pattern a ton! Thanks so much for the great pattern!

by angela wirtz
on August 1st, 2001

love this dress! it was easy, measurements "L" and "W" a little different for me. I switched it. But this is really cute! I made two, for my two girls ages 2 1/2 and 8 1/2. Used size 3t and 8.

by Joanna Peterson
on August 1st, 2001

I'm a new-ish sewist and was a bit daunted to try my hand at making clothes. This pattern was so easy to follow and the dress turned out beautifully!

by Keisha
on August 1st, 2001

I just started sewing about a month ago. This pattern was so easy to follow! I love it and so do both of my daughters. Takes very little time and they are perfect for summer!

by Elizabeth Neels
on August 1st, 2001

I LOVE this pattern!! Super easy to make and the directions are very easy to follow!!

by Taylor Church
on August 1st, 2001

Very good pattern...I made (am making) this (soon to be "these") for "Little Dresses for Africa" (

by Tabitha
on August 1st, 2001

This pattern is so easy to follow and the results are beautiful! I love it!!! I made a dress each for my twin girls in one afternoon and I just finished another one for my older dd. I'm sure I'll be making many more. Great pattern!!!

by kathy
on August 1st, 2001

Great pattern!!! Very easy to follow. Great for beginning sewers.


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