1920s Girl's Combination Underwear 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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This one piece step-in undergarment is based on a design that was popular for girls from 1900 through the 1920s. Known as a combination, it served as a chemise, petticoat, and drawers all in one and was just the thing to wear under the easy-going styles of the 1920s. The bodice closes in the back with two buttons and a snap and the handy drop-seat fastens to the bodice back with three buttons, one being shared with the lower bodice back. The neckline and armscyes are neatly finished with flat lace.

  • View A has a round neckline with bloomer shorts.
  • View B has a squared neckline with lace edged shorts.
  • View C has a Flapper-style neckline with lace shoulder straps.

All views feature tailored plackets on each side of the drop-seat that give it a truly period finish.

This PDF sewing pattern by Thimbles and Acorns is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®.


Pattern #1920-01
PDF Pattern for
18 inch 1920s Girl's Combination Underwear

Recommended Fabrics: Underwear in light weight cotton, batiste, voile, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Underwear - 1/3 yard 45” wide fabric


  • Thread
  • One small snap
  • Optional small decorative applique

View A Curved Neckline with Bloomer Shorts:

  • Two yards 1/2” wide flat lace
  • Optional 1-1/2 yards ribbon for beading lace
  • Four 3/8” buttons (snaps can be used, if preferred)

View B Square Neckline with Lace-Edged Shorts:

  • One and a half yards 1/2” wide flat lace
  • Optional 2 yards ribbon for beading lace
  • Four 3/8” buttons (snaps can be used, if preferred)

View C Flapper Neckline with Hemmed Shorts:

  • One yard 1/2” wide flat lace
  • Optional 1 yard ribbon for beading lace
  • Three 3/8” buttons (snaps can be used, if preferred)


Skill Level:  Intermediate


What You Get: One 26 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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