Koala Dreams 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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This sweet little nightshirt and accessory set, by FROG Princess Fashions, is a season-spanning design that goes from spring to summer with the shortie nightshirt and sleep shorts (made from French terry, lightweight cotton, seersucker, and waffle knits) to fall and winter with the longer sleeve and hem lengths (made from flannel, velour, brushed nylon, and more). Add the darling nightcap and matching booties and your 18” doll will be adorably attired for a sleepover or an overnight at Grandma’s. 

The nightshirt has a front placket or two front yoke options, neckbands that can be made of a contrasting fabric, and off-the-shoulder dolman sleeves or wrist-length dolman sleeves with the sleeve extension and a sleeve band, which can also be stitched in a contrasting fabric. The hem band of the nightshirt can be self-fabric or contrasting, and the cute little nightcap also features a hem band that can be made of a contrast fabric for a complete matched ensemble.

The nightshirt is designed to be roomy with a front neck opening as well as a convenient back closure for easy on and off. No hook and loop closure is needed. You can embellish with buttons on the placket or add cute little ribbon ties for closures, front and back. The shorts have an elastic waist that can be converted to a drawstring. The booties slide on and off with no closure.

Just for fun, you can mix and match the nightshirt and the hem bands, neck bands, sleeve bands, and closures. Add some colorful little pompoms for embellishment and your 18” doll with beg for bedtime!

Don’t forget creative embellishments from lace to rickrack to machine embroidery.

Available separately: Frog Princess Fashions is offering a custom set of 5 Koala Dreams machine embroidery designs: 2 filled and 1 applique to embellish the nightshirt or nightcap, plus a matching pillow case and in the hoop quilt block!

Recommended Fabrics: 

  • Nightshirt: Flannel, quilting cottons, waffle knits, velour, thin terry cloth, French terry, brushed nylon, seersucker, small scale cotton prints
  • Nightcap: flannel, fleece, minky fleece, velour, chenille, French terry, felt, Sherpa (for band)
  • Booties: fleece, sweatshirt fleece, flannel, quilting cotton, felt (for soles)
  • Optional: purchased quilted fabric or self-pieced and quilted fabric with mini quilt pattern
  • Contrasting Trim: lightweight cotton, light knits, seersucker, gingham, calico prints, poplin

Supplies Needed:


  • ¼ yd. or one fat quarter for short nightshirt, nightcap, booties (View A)
  • ¼ yd. for traditional nightshirt, nightcap, booties (View B)
  • 1/3 yd. for full-length nightshirt, nightcap, booties (View C)
  • 1/8 yd. (or 1 fat quarter) for contrasting trim for all views* contrasting trim can be lighter weight than the body of the nightshirt and is not suitable for napped fabrics


  • 1 yd. ¼” satin ribbon cut into four 9” pieces (for tie closure options)
  • 3 3/8” buttons or ½” snaps (for button or snap closure option on placket option)
  • 3 small (2mm) purchased pompoms (to match booties and nightcap)
  • 11” of ¼” elastic for shorts waistband
  • Matching polyester all-purpose thread
  • New, sharp 75/11 or 80/12 needle (for heavy quilting cotton and pre-quilted fabrics, choose 90/14)


  • Light spray starch to stiffen the nightcap and booties
  • Washable glue stick for basting
  • *¾ yd. narrow 1/8” cording (I prefer the satin finished cording on a roll) for shorts drawstring

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 33 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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