Hip-Hugger Bell Bottoms 18" Doll Clothes

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In the late 1960s – early 1970s, Hip-Hugger Bell-Bottom pants were the height of fashion.  No fabric or color was taboo – jeans, striped linen, cotton with brightly-colored flower motifs, and even polyester pantsuits were cut as bell-bottoms. 

Flossie Potter has re-created the look for your American Girl® Doll in this EASY pdf sewing pattern.  Sixteen pages of detailed instructions with full-color photo illustrations, three pages of full-size pattern pieces, and four pages of printable instructions (to save on printer ink!) show you how to make your own fashion statement.  What's more, the pants can be created with or without the optional belt-loops* to vary your doll's wardrobe.

These pants were designed to fit American Girl® dolls. However, with a little adjustment, you may fit them to other 18" dolls.

Combine the bell-bottoms with Flossie Potter's "Woodstock Peasant Top" and the "Favorite Fringed Vest" for a whole ensemble.

*Optional belt loops not recommended with denim.  Light-weight material only.

Recommended Fabrics:  cotton, light-weight linen, light-weight denim

Supplies Needed:
-1/2 yd light-weight fabric such as cotton, linen, light-weight denim 
-1 1/2" hook-and-loop tape OR snaps
-16" kitchen string (if using optional belt loops)
-Optional decorative tape

Skill Level:  Easy

What You Get: One 26 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!

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Susan T.
United States United States

Back to the 70’s

I loved making these. Directions were ok. The finished project was awesome. I will say the purple swirl material I used made them perfect


Super cute, really quick

I resized this pattern to fit my My Friend Mandy doll (85%) and added about 1/2 inch to the bottom of the pants to make a bit longer. It took about 30-45 minutes from start to finish and the pants look really great. I liked the string method to turn the belt loops right side out. I will be making another pair soon!

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Shelley H.
United States

Deja Vue

Some took a picture of my favorite bel bottoms from 1968 and turned it into a doll pattern! Love it! Get the giggles when I realize that "my" clothing styles are now classified as historical or vintage! Great pattern and the girls are looking "hip"

Kathy O.
United States

Hip hugger pants

I made the hip huggers for my new Julie and love the way they fit and look. I'll be making more in different fabrics.

Lorna H.

bell bottoms

I've made this pattern in a number of fabrics, denim, corduroy, quilt cotton, and even stretch velour. Sews up very nicely and the fit is excellent. Looks great on my boy doll. It was also easy to adapt for my kidz n cats and journey girl dolls. Even managed to adapt it for disney animator doll in a stretch fabric.