Bonita Bells 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Whether you choose to make the full flowing bell with softly draping fabric or the more refined bell for a more structured look, your doll is going to be hoping for several of each!

  • View A is reminiscent of the “elephant” bells of the 1970s. Make these using a soft fabric with fluid drape for a modern spin on this great look.
  • View B is the perfect opportunity to try out some of those fancy stitches on your machine or use some fun narrow trim in place of the machine stitching.

Both views have bells that attach to the upper pants section at the knee. Extra length makes them perfect for wearing with platform shoes. An elastic waist makes the fitting easy.

This is a simple, easy design, but it has been rated as Intermediate on the cover because of the type of fabric recommended for View A.  A Confident Beginner should be able to make these without any problems using a woven cotton.

Looking for the perfect top to pair with these pants?  Check out the Partytime Sweetheart Top!

This pattern by dKinley designs is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Suggested Fabrics: Lightweight Wovens. Quilting Cotton can be used.

  • View A: Blouse type fabric with plenty of flowing drape such as polyester, rayon, or “peachskin”.
  • View B: Corduroy, Lightweight/Shirtweight Denim or Twill.

Supplies Needed:


  • View A: 1/3 yd 45” wide
  • View B: 1/4 yd 45” wide


  • 10” of 1/4” or 3/8” wide Elastic
  • Thread to match.
  • Contrasting threads for decorative stitching or several narrow
  • trims. (28” length for each trim)
  • Standard sewing and pressing tools.
  • Small bodkin or safety pin for threading elastic through casing


Skill Level:  Confident Beginner to Intermediate

What You Get: One 19 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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