1950s Nursing School Uniform 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Is your doll thinking about becoming a nurse?  Get her ready for nursing school with this outfit!

This is a 1950s Nursing School Uniform design that is all in one. It features an attached apron and belt, and a hidden pop of color in the pleated center of the back skirt. It opens in the front for quick change at the end of a shift. Add or remove the darts for different size dolls.

Top it off with the historically accurate nursing cap included in the pattern!

This PDF sewing pattern by Crafty Lil Turkey is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics: Linen, Cotton, Muslin, Calico, or other Lightweight Woven Fabrics

Supplies Needed:


  • 1/4 yd (1/4m) Main Fabric
  • 1/2 yd (1/2m) White/Accent Fabric
  • Five 1/4” (6mm) Snaps
  • Four 1/4” (6mm) Buttons
  • A blunt needle or chopstick for turning


  • 8”x16” (20x40cm) White/Accent Fabric
  • 8”x16” (20x40cm) Interfacing
  • 1/8” (3mm) Wide Black Ribbon
  • One 3/8” (1cm) Stud Button
  • OR Snap
  • OR 1/4” (6mm) Button
  • Two Bobby Pins

Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 36 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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