Saule Dress for 18 inch Dolls

Knitting pattern Saule (translates as My Sunshine) dress for American Girl dolls and other 18 inch dolls with same body measurements.

This is a sleeveless A-line shaped dress with beautiful lace yoke and lace border hemline. Zipper closure on the back insures that the dress has a perfect fit.

The dress is worked flat, from the top down, with minimal shaping and no sewing afterwords except for the partial back seam.

Intermediate difficulty level, you should know the principles of dress shaping and be ready to google stitches that might be unfamiliar to you.

Suggested yarn - fingering weight yarn like Chroma Fingering by Knit Picks.
Gauge - 7.2sts x 10 rs =1" (2.5cm) over stockinette stitch with US#) (2.00mm) needles or size to achieve gauge.
Notions - 7" (17.5cm) zipper, tapestry needle for sewing.

As always, use any yarn and any size needles that will give you the required gauge, the gauge is very important, or the finished outfit will not fit your doll.