Drawstring Shorts 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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These darling Drawstring Shorts make just the right fashion statement for your 18 inch fashionista doll. Dress them up with a stylish jacket for a dinner out with friends or pair them with a cute tee and Janes shoes for a fun day in the park. These shorts feature front pleats, slant pockets and a functioning drawstring laced through center front buttonhole openings which results in a paper bag style waist when tied. Our cover example shows the option of using a contrast waistband and pocket, which is a fun look! The shorts also look great all in one fabric!

The design looks best when a fabric with soft drape is used. A woven fabric is best, but not a stiff quilting cotton. 

The PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18 inch soft bodied dolls such as American Girl®. It also fits the Karito Kids Doll (pictured on the example image bottom right).

Suggested fabrics include lightweight cottons, rayons, linens, and a variety of lightweight knits. 

Supplies Needed: 
-1/4 yard lightweight fabric
-Matching thread


Skill Level:  Intermediate

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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Vendor: Liberty Jane

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Pamela F.
United States

drawstring shorts

Very cute pattern. I made it both for boy and girl style. Looks cute with pocket tees hit for boy.

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Jen Roman

Cute and quick!!!

I cut out and sewed a pair in just half an hour! I think I will make some that have ribbon ties instead of fabric, but they look cute either way. I used a lightweight knit that had some drape, and that made the shorts hang perfectly. A great way to use up some fabric and to make a quick and easy outfit that has plenty of cool details.


Quick and fun summer shorts!

This is a very simple pattern. It makes up quickly, great for using up scraps for the fun accents of pocket lining , waist band and tie. Great summer play essential.

Drawstring Shorts 18 Doll Clothes
Pat F

drawstring shorts

Just finished making these shorts. They are really cute. I made them from green material with lady bugs and bought large lady bug buttons to fit on the ends of the drawstring super cute! Thanks for the free pattern.

Lynne T.

The cutest shorts!

What a pattern, so simple but so perfect. Love the pleat/tucks, love the ties and love the button holes. I did not like making button holes as a rule, but so simple now, I love them. because one is working with a single layer of fabric, I sewed the button hole with a coffee filter under it. Coffee filter tears out easily after sewing. It leaves a little in and around the button hole but that will be inside and never show. SO EASY!!! Keep up the good work designing these amazing patterns.