Let's Play School 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Your 18-inch doll will look adorable in this super-cute school ensemble from Little Miss Muffett, which comprises a Dress, Gilet Vest and Newsboy Cap.

A pretty, loose-fitting Dress with a high round neck, dropped waist, double-layered gathered skirt with the option of either long or short sleeves. The Bodice Front features a large divided pocket for pencils and pens and is finished with three cute buttons on its bottom edge. The Dress closes at the back with Hook & Loop Tape.

The lined Gilet Vest, which has bound edges for a neat and easy finish, has slightly larger armholes so that the dress sleeves can fit through easily. It also sports cute triangular shaped pockets which are large enough to fit 18-inch doll hands and which are decorated with an optional floral motif.

The charming Newsboy Cap has a pretty gathered crown and the cutest front peak which is double interfaced for stability. The cap is finished with a fluffy pompom and optional buttons on the sideband. 

This fairly easy pattern is designed to fit 18-inch soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®

Recommended Fabrics: Quilters’ Cotton for the Dress, Cap, Gilet Vest & Gilet Vest Lining; and Lightweight Cotton for the Bodice and Cap Lining

Supplies Needed:

Fabric Used in Main Pattern Examples : Quilters’ Cotton was used for the Dresses, Caps, Gilet Vests and Gilet Vest Linings, while Lightweight Cotton was used for the Bodice and Cap Linings.

Fabric Requirements:

  • Short Sleeved Dress : Quilters’ Cotton - 14” x 26”
  • Long Sleeved Dress : Quilters’ Cotton - 12” x 32”
  • Upper Skirt : Quilters’ Cotton - 3 ¼” x 24 ½”
  • Bodice & Cap Lining : Lightweight Cotton - 12” x 20”
  • Gilet Vest / Gilet Vest Lining : Quilters’ Cotton - 10” x 22” each
  • Cap : Quilters’ Cotton - 8” x 24”
  • Interfacing for Cap : Fusible, Lightweight - 5” x 14”


  • Bias Binding for Gilet Vest – DIY or Purchased : 50” x 1 ⅜” wide
  • Hook & Loop Tape for Dress Center Back Opening : 5” x 3/8” wide
  • Double Sided Quilters’ Tape for Bodice Pocket (Optional) : ¼” x 9”
  • Decorative Buttons for Dress & Cap (Optional) : 5 x 3/8” wide
  • Floral Motifs for Gilet Vest Pockets (Optional) : 2 x 1” wide
  • Pompom for Cap (Optional) : 2” wide

Matching Thread, Erasable Marking Pen, Point Turner, Clear Tape, general sewing supplies.

A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10’, a General Purpose Foot and a ¼” Foot are used throughout the sewing process.

Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 60 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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