This pattern offers two dress options and a peplum tunic option, all of which include a fully lined bodice and a Velcro closure in the back.
I made the tea length version which I made from a fat quarter that I got for a dollar at Joann's. The cotton pressed beautifully and the dress came out just so cute!
Check out my chocolate paisley Stars and Stripes Tea Length Dress for 18 inch dolls! I am so proud of it!
I can't find any of my American Girl dolls, but the photos with the listing are just so darling! You should check them out!
I can see doing doll dresses to match the little girl dresses using the Cottage Mama Party Dress! It would be so cute!
If you think this pattern is cute and see all the possibility that it offers, you can purchase it from the Made for Dolls Craftsy shop: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/toy/stars-and-stripes-18-in-doll-pattern/101495?fresh=true&NAVIGATION_PAGE_CONTEXT_ATTR=PATTERN
Below are some links you may find helpful.
Sew Perfect Gathers: http://www.mabeyshemadeit.com/secret-gorgeous-gathers/
Cottage Mama Party Dress: http://thecottagemama.com/2014/03/party-dress-free-pattern-re-release/
I thought I should mention that I tested this pattern and so it was free for me, but my opinions are still my own. I really do think this dress is cute!!