Pretty Ballerina 18" Doll Clothes


Your 18-inch doll will love this beautiful contemporary ballet ensemble which is perfect for everyday wear. Inspired by the Japanese Harajuku Girls’ street fashion, ‘Pretty Ballerina’ from Little Miss Muffett, consists of a Bodysuit, a layered Skirt and a Bolero.
The Bodysuit has a bound, scoop neckline and gathered puff sleeves with lace trim on the hem edges. The lace hem edges are echoed in the hems of the form fitting leggings which are finished with ribbon bows and gems. The bodysuit closes at Center Back with Hook & Loop Tape with a zipper finish.
The full gathered Skirt comprises of two fabric layers – lace edged fabric and sparkle tulle. The Waistband sports Ribbon Ties which are fed through Belt Carrier Loops to tie in a bow at Center Front.
The lined Bolero has little buttoned tabs and is finished with optional embroidered flowers and gems.
This fairly easy intermediate pattern by Little Miss Muffett, is designed to fit 18-inch soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics: Four-Way Stretch Knit was used for the Bodysuit, Quilters’ Cotton for the Skirt and Bolero Lining, Lightweight Denim for the Bolero and Lightweight Sparkle Tulle for the Skirt Overlay. Broad Eyelet Border Lace was used for the Skirt trim.

Supplies Needed:

Fabric Requirements:

  • Bodysuit: Four-Way Stretch Knit – 28” x 16”
  • Skirt & Bolero Lining: Quilters’ Cotton – 22” x 15”
  • Skirt Overlay: Soft Net or Lightweight Sparkle Tulle – 60” x 3 ¼”
  • Bolero: Lightweight Denim – 16” x 8”


  • Fusible Interfacing for Skirt Waistband: 12 ½” x 1 ¾”
  • Eyelet Border Lace Trim for Skirt Hem Edge: 29” x 2” wide
  • Elastic for Bodysuit Sleeves: 13” x ¼” wide
  • Lace for Bodysuit Sleeve Hem Edges: 16” x ½” wide
  • Lace for Bodysuit for Leg Hem Edges: 17 ½” x ¾” wide
  • Ribbon for Skirt Waistband Ties & Leg Hem Ribbon Bows: 30” x ¼” wide
  • Double-Sided Quilter’s Tape: 12” x ¼” wide
  • Hook & Loop Tape for Bodysuit Center Back Opening: 6” x 3/8” wide
  • Snap Fastener for Skirt Center Back Opening: 1 x 3/8” wide (Size 1)
  • Buttons for Bolero Side Tabs (Optional): 2 x ¼” wide
  • Optional Motifs for Bolero: 2 motifs x 1” wide
  • Optional Hot Fix / Self Sticking Gems for Bodysuit & Bolero: 24 gems x 1/8” wide

Matching Thread, Erasable Marking Pen, Pressing Tools, Clear Tape, Teflon™ Sheet, Tapestry or Darning Needle, Hemostat or Scissor-style Tweezers, Point Turner, general sewing supplies.

A Universal Stretch Needle – 75/11, Universal 40/80 Twin Needle, Universal Sewing Needle – 80/12, a Walking Foot, General Purpose Foot and a ¼” Foot are used throughout the sewing process.


Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 61 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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