Forty Winks 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Get ready for bed with this quick-to-sew summer pajama nightie with ruffled sleeves. The top of the dress is lined which makes for a neat sleeve opening. The dress has an easy hook and loop tape closure in the back.
Play around with fabric and you can make a summer dress with this pattern.

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

Recommended Fabrics:  Light to medium weight woven fabrics like flannel, seer sucker, cotton and quilter’s cotton.

Supplies Needed:
-Dress Fabric - 18" x 12" wide (or Fat Quarter)
-Contrasting Fabric - 9" x 16"
-Matching threads
-4” hook and loop tape (5/8” width – cut in half to get about ¼” wide)
-Iron and ironing board

Skill Level:  Easy

What You Get: One 12 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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Trudy J.
United States United States

This pattern makes cute nightgowns too.

Easy to use and cute as a bug. Thanks. Been looking for something easy for nightgowns and cute little dresses. This fits the bill.



Very basic, quick and easy pattern. They turn out great.


Fun Pattern!

This pattern is really fun to sew. It goes together quickly and easily, so there is an (almost) instant gratification. I think it would be a great project for teaching someone how to sew, as the pattern has pretty basic cutting and construction. The step in attaching the back piece must be followed for everything to turn out correctly. So, it would be a good pattern to show someone the importance of following directions. All of that being said, I made this out of flannel from a large national fabric store. Using a cotton flannel for the sleeves made it tricky to gather to the width required. (The fabric was a bit bulky.) The binding (flannel over flannel) also seemed a bit tight over the gathered sleeve edge. I would recommend using quilting cotton (or similar) for the sleeve and binding, especially if you are new to sewing. I am sure I will use this pattern over and over again. I made three pj's with different combinations of the same two fabrics. I also like that this pattern could be a dress or shortened for a shirt. Bravo Doll Tag Clothing!

Teresa H.
United States