Catching Z's for Mini Dolls

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Summer’s coming! And you know what that means – epic slumber parties!

Get your mini “girls” ready with these cool, soft pajamas with pretty lace or ribbon or flowers - or all three! They’re perfect for pillow fights and dance contests and eating pizza and popcorn – and, of course, sleeping!

Make the straps from ribbon for a girly look or make them from elastic so that the little top goes on and off without untying the bows – or, if you prefer, make a standard opening in the back with hook and loop tape.

These pajamas for minis are quick, they’re easy, and they’re made from scraps. A matching pajama pattern for their 18” sisters is sold separately. What could be better than that?

Recommended Fabrics:  lightweight knit fabric (cotton, poly/cotton, jersey; an upcycled t-shirt is perfect)

Supplies Needed:
Scraps lightweight knit fabric (cotton, poly/cotton, jersey; an upcyled t-shirt is perfect)

Lining for top – (2) 4” x 3.75” square of netting, anything but white. It will not show on your finished garment, but it is very helpful if it is not white so that you can see it easily. (I like to use the kind that comes on a spool.)

-4.75” foldover elastic for waist
-24” of 1/8” elastic or 1/8” ribbon for straps
-(2) 2" thin 1/4" wide hook and loop tape 
-4.25” flat lace for neck front; 8.5” for front and back (optional)
-8” lace at hems on bottoms (optional)

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

What You Get: One 25 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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Kathy W.
United States

Lots of steps

I just wanted a simple little pattern for a mini American Girl doll I'm sending to a little girl overseas. I guess it's coming together all right, but it seems like a lot of steps. Nevertheless, I am grateful to those who draft these patterns because I don't want to.

Janice R.
United States

Mini doll

Very easy to see... great pattern for mini dolls


Just adorable!

I was afraid to sew for such tiny dolls, but Merry Manatees patterns are so well done, with extra tips and tricks, to guide you every step of the way. The little dolls look so cute when they match the bigger dolls- great pattern with lots of options. Could also make a cute summer outfit or sundress for your mini doll with this pattern!

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Rachel Koppleberger

Fun and easy

I tested this pattern and it was easy and fun to make. It's a very cute outfit, and it fits my Makie dolls too!