Basic Leotard 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Does your doll dream of becoming a gymnast? Maybe she needs a new swimsuit, or a bodysuit. This pattern by Love From Lola is full of options sure to fit every doll.
Start with the basic leotard pattern and build off it to create numerous options. There are two different easy to use overlay options included. A wave version and a rainbow version. Mix and match the different options to create your very own unique leotard.

Included with this pattern:
2 sleeve options
2 overlay options
FOE variation

This pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.  It is also available on Pixie Faire for 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™

Recommended Fabrics: Four way stretch fabric such as lycra or spandex.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/4 yard of 4 way stretch fabric
  • 8 x 10 inch scrap of 4 way stretch fabric (for overlay)


  • 3/4 yard Fold Over Elastic (FOE)

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 20 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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Patty G.
United States United States
In love with this pattern!

This is a great pattern! The design is gorgeous, quick & easy to sew, several different options to make all kinds of leotards. I’ve made a few options already with more cut and ready to sew. It fits the dolls perfectly and is just like a real gymnast leotard. Thank you so much for this pattern.

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Donna B.
Canada Canada
Basic leotard

Pattern was easy to follow and the fit was perfect. Have used it several times.

United States United States
Another Pixie Faire Winner

I loved how easily this pattern sewed up, and the fit was absolutely PERFECT. I liked that the back neck was low cut enough that I didn't need to add a closure, but not so deep it looked "disrespectful". I paired it with a tutu I made by knotting tulle over a strip of elastic and the two together were sooooooooo adorable!

Amity S.
Great fit!

I am happy with this pattern. So far, I’ve only made the basic no-sleeve option. It was great to have the explanation of how to choose the the right kind of stretch fabric. The only thing I thought was missing was to say that seams should be 1/4 inch. I gathered this from reading the full pattern, but the first instruction is to sew the shoulder seams, and I was not sure. I guessed right, as the fit is perfect on my doll. My machine had a bit of difficulty with the stretchy fabric, but I’m hoping to try again with a different type of needle. Looking forward to making this pattern again. I’ve already cut out the next bodysuit.

Karen Z.
Basic leotard

The pattern was accurate and very easy to use. I have made the pattern without sleeves 3 times and they look great, however I made a pair with sleeves and found we couldn't get it on the doll, (My Generation not AG). I either need to find a fabric with more stretch or open it down the back