California Baja 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The '70s are here again with the Flossie Potter California Baja - a light-weight woven unisex top which can be worn as a jacket or shirt. 

Easily recognizable by its vertical and horizontal striped design elements, this doll-size version is a replica of the iconic summer wear, which was introduced to the US from Baja California in the 1970s.   Off-the-shoulder sleeves, side slits, and fringe keep the Baja popular today at bonfires on the beach or campfires in the mountains.

Flossie Potter's simple techniques are fully explained in this "Easy Plus" PDF sewing pattern which includes 16 pages of full-color, step-by-step instructions, 4 pages of text-only instructions, and 4 pages of full-size pattern pieces.    

The California Baja will fit most 18" dolls by making the minor sleeve-length adjustments given in the directions.

Recommended Fabrics:  Striped fabrics such as:  woven fabric, Homespun, or a dish towel (18" x 27")

Supplies Needed:
 -1/2 yd STRIPED light-weight woven fabric such as Homespun or a dish towel (18" x 27")
-Iron-on interfacing (6" x 10")
-8" of double fold bias tape (1/4" wide), cut into two 4" pieces
-5 1/2" hook and loop tape (or buttons or snaps)
-Fray-stopping liquid
 *NOTE:  A serger is helpful when working with woven fabric, but fray-stopping liquid can be used if one is unavailable.


Skill Level:  Easy Plus

 What You Get: One 23 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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So Cute!

This turned out adorable! Pattern is well written, although I did have to look at the instructions carefully before I started. A thin striped tea towel is the perfect “fabric” for this ... I love the detailed look that the neck facing and front pocket give this top.

Pixie Faire California Baja 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
Anita M.
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Love love love!

Easy to read and understand! I wanted my doll to have a Baja hoodie like I have!

Linda M.
United States

So cute

This shirt was so cute. The pattern was easy to follow and my granddaughters loved that it looked so neat on their boy doll. It is a great design for both girl and boy dolls. I used a striped fabric because it shows off the design features. I will definitely purchase more from this designer.

Linda H.

California Baja

Very easy to make Looks great


Nice pattern. Great instructions. Love

Nice pattern. Great instructions. Love the ability to download my purchase