1850s Girls Jacket and Bonnet Ensemble 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Make your own fashionable 1850's fitted jacket and bonnet with this pattern. The jacket has two optional front closure methods and two options for sleeves styles. Create the bonnet with fanciful ruching or leave it plain, but elegant!

This pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®. The waistline is fitted so it may be necessary to adjust the pattern pieces to your dolls waistline as soft bodied dolls can differ in size.

This pattern is rated as "Intermediate" in difficulty level. A bit of sewing experience working with curves,loops, linings and ruching is recommended to complete this outfit.

Suggested Fabrics: Jacket and Bonnetin woven fabric such as cotton or cotton blends, wool, velveteen, or twill. Not suitable for knits. Jacket and Bonnet Lining in synthetic suit lining, silk, satin, cotton or cotton blends. Not suitable for knits.


Supplies Needed:
  • Jacket and Bonnet ~ 1/2 yard (0.5 m) 45-inch wide fabric
  • Lining ~ 1/2 yard (0.5 m) 45-inch wide fabric

  • Thread
  • View A Jacket
  • Six 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons
  • View B Jacket
  • Eight 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons
  • Bonnet
  • 6-inch by 20-inch piece of woven, lightweight, fusible interfacing
  • 13-inches 1-inch wide gathered lace
  • 2/3 yard 1/2-inch wide ribbon


Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 26 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn 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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Bill Y.
United States

Good pattern, well thought-out

I enjoyed using this pattern very much. Both versions of the jacket came out perfectly, and the bonnet was one of the easiest doll patterns I've used. The only problem came with fitting since the bodice of the jacket is quite a bit larger than the dolls I am clothing. I was able to take a couple of fitting darts in the back to make the jackets fit.

Jeanette C.

Beautiful Details

I used this pattern when completing a custom order for an antique 18” doll. Both I and the recipient were delighted with the results. The details in this lovely jacket and bonnet are so authentic it’s hard to describe. The actual pattern is very clear and concise, and easily followed. I have numerous patterns by this designer and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend this pattern.