A doll’s wardrobe is not complete without a pair of cool and comfy shorts, perfect to spend an afternoon digging in a sandbox. The Sandbox Shorts are a quick and easy project and can be made up in a wide variety of fabrics, with or without working pockets. A staple for your doll’s summer wardrobe, the Sandbox Shorts is a pattern you will turn to again and again to create a whole wardrobe of shorts for your dolls. Pair it with the Popsicle Top for a perfect summer outfit!
This simple design lets you mix and match fabrics and trims for a new look each time. Choose your leg style: Classic, longer Bermuda, or a trendy Wide leg and add matching or contrasting pockets. With a flat front and back elastic waistband, the Sandbox Shorts are easy for little hands to dress and to sew! This pattern is a perfect starter pattern for girls that want to learn to sew for their dolls, or for more experienced seamstresses to make a basic doll wardrobe with lots of options.
This classic but simple pair of shorts is very easily made from a quarter yard of fabric (quilter's fat quarters work great!) in a woven cotton or other lightweight fabric. Mix and match your fabrics and trims for unlimited design options.
Your instant download file will include full color photos, full sized pattern pieces and directions. Just print and sew!
This PDF pattern was specifically designed and tested on 18 inch dolls such as American Girl ®. My dolls have a waist measurement average of 10 1/2 inches. Please measure and test the fit on your own doll as there are many on the market and it may not fit the same on all of them.
This pattern is available in five great sizes: 18" dolls such as American Girl®, Disney® Animators', 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™, 15” baby dolls such as Bitty Baby® and 16" A Girl For All Time dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: quilter's cotton, lightweight cotton, eyelet, seersucker etc.
-1/4 yard of cotton, or other lightweight fabric
-Optional contrasting scrap for pockets
-5 inches of 1/4 inch elastic
Skill level: Easy
What You Get: One 18 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!
Very easy to follow instructions!
loved the pattern, very easy to follow
Very cute pattern! The instructions are very clear. There are so many different ways to make these shorts by changing fabrics.
It took me longer to pick out the material than it did to make the shorts. They came out just adorable.