Your 18 inch dolls are ready for the beach, the playground, a picnic, or a garden party in these adorable mix and match outfits. The top can be made in 3 lengths (top, tunic or dress) with or without short sleeves. Add a cute pair of bloomers, also in 3 lengths (shortie, knee length or capri length) for a closet of mix and match playclothes to take your dolls from springtime fun to the summer heat. You can also use this pattern to make cute pajamas.
Quick and easy to sew, use fun fabrics, trims or add appliqué, embroidery, or heat transfer vinyl to create your own special doll clothes. Bloomers Buddies are perfect for every day, or try fun holiday fabrics and make cute outfits for Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Easter, and Fourth of July. The sky is the limit when you design your own Bloomer Buddies play outfits for your dolls.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: quilter's cotton, lightweight cotton, eyelet, seersucker etc.
-1/4 yard of fabric (cotton or other lightweight fabric- fat quarter friendly!)
-10 inches of 1/4 inch elastic (Bloomers' Waist)
-12 inches of 1/4 inch elastic (Bloomers' Legs)
-5-6 inches of hook and loop tape
-Optional lace and trims
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 42 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.Download, Print, Sew!
I am not an experienced seamstress. I haven't "made" anything in about 40 years and was not good then. I purchased a Simplicity Pattern for about $20 awhile ago to make some clothing for a generic American Girl Doll, couldn't understand the instructions and became very frustrated. I made the bloomer buddies out of flannel, lace and colored twill tape for pajamas and it is adorable. I did get a bit confused, referred to your illustration for that one step and had no problems. I am much more confident now, and my nieces daughter is getting some nice doll clothes. Thank you for making life more simple for a lot of us. Victoria
A great pattern with so many options! Lengthened dress & added a bottom ruffle to make my granddaughters American Girl Doll a nightgown to match hers. Now plan to make both granddaughter's dolls some dresses & tops from this easy & versatile pattern.
The pattern was easy, directions simple and exact. The outfit has variations which allow the one pattern to be made over again with a different outcome. I will be making this again.