Career Day 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Dressing for success is quick and easy with this snazzy little two-piece suit, by FROG Princess Fashions. Designed for woven fabrics such as vintage calicos and mini prints, the lined, fitted jacket features princess seams, banded, puffed sleeves, and a shawl collar with front button closure. The jacket curves nicely at the waist, accented by the tie ends that circle around from the front princess seams to button at the center back. For added fashion interest, the sleeve bands, tie ends, and shawl collar can be cut from a contrasting fabric. For a graceful fit on older, fuller dolls or the newer, slimmer ones, the matching tulip skirt features six gores with an elastic waist and a flippy little hem detail.

The entire outfit is set off by the couture briefcase/computer bag/purse designed to be made of matching fabric with pleather/vinyl straps and trim accent. The bag features a zipper closure and an optional shoulder strap. The matching fabric may be quilted, monogrammed, or embroidered for additional charm.

Wherever your doll’s interests take her, she will be “styling” in her Career Day two-piece suit and couture briefcase from Frog Princess Fashions. Make one or several for each of your dolls today!

Bonus: This pattern also include a bonus Briefcase SVG file that can be used with electronic cutting machines!

Be sure to check out the coordinating Career Day Embroidery Design!

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

Recommended Fabrics: The two-piece suit is designed for lightweight woven fabrics such as chambray, quilting cottons, or poplins, in solids or vintage florals, mini calicos, polka dots, and ombre designs. (Not suitable for border prints or obvious stripes, checks, or plaids or fabrics with nap.) The briefcase can be made of vinyl, cork fabric, or fashion fabric with vinyl trim.

Supplies Needed:


  • ¼ yd. woven fashion fabric
  • ¼ yd. contrasting woven fabric for shawl collar, sleeve bands, tie ends
  • ⅛ yd. lining (lining forms the shawl collar)
  • ⅛ yd of light interfacing
  • 1 small piece (approximately 12” square) of thin pleather/vinyl/cork fabric for briefcase
  • 1 scrap piece of medium weight interfacing (for briefcase)


  • 5 small, flat (3/8”) buttons
  • Matching thread
  • 11” length of ¼” wide woven elastic
  • 9” very lightweight polyester zipper to match fabric (for briefcase)
  • New, sharp 75/11 needle and 80/12 needle (or sharp leather needle for vinyl)
  • Set of small fabric clips or small clothespins for briefcase cutting and construction
  • Optional: scraps of batting to quilt bag body
  • Optional: double fold bias tape to match contrasting fabric (for briefcase)


  • Turning tools or pointed bamboo chopstick
  • Small craft iron
  • Small pressing ham
  • Buttonhole attachment
  • Optional: clear view quilting presser foot (with measuring tool for quilting lines)

Skill Level:  Intermediate/Experienced Level

What You Get: One 28 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 three-page summary of instructions is included to help save on printer ink. 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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