The 4-Way Wardrobe 18" Doll Clothes

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The 4-Way Wardrobe is a darling 1950’s style 3/4 circle skirt, blouse, reversible midriff top, and shorts pattern that you can make in a jiffy! Inspired from a 1952 magazine ad, the 4 piece set can be made in mix or match fabrics for the start of your authentic 1950’s wardrobe.

The Poodle Skirt is one of the most memorable symbols of 1950’s Americana. Artwork is included in the pattern to create your appliqué. Pick your pet and choose from the Classic Poodle, Pouncing Puppy, Lil’ Scotty, or a Kitty Cat. Place your pet at the hem of the skirt and complete the look with a curly leash.

This PDF pattern is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®. Cloth bodied dolls measurements can vary a good bit. This skirt has a fitted waistband with an 11¼” finished waist. If you doll has a larger waist you will need to adjust the pattern to fit.

Recommended Fabrics:  Cotton, wool, and felt were traditionally used in full skirts in the 1950’s. Today’s felt is probably a bit thick and too stiff for good doll proportions. Lightweight cottons, quilt cottons, woven blends, or flannel is a good option for this pattern.

Supplies Needed:
-1⁄4 Yard 45” Fabric, One Sew-on Snap Size 3/0 (1⁄4”), 18” of Embroidery Floss or Narrow Rick-Rack Trim, 3” x 3” Fabric Scrap for Appliqué, 3” x 3” Paper backed Iron-on Adhesive (such as HeatnBond Lite)

-1⁄4 Yard 45” Fabric, Four 1⁄4” buttons, Hook and Loop Fastener (5½” x ½”) or two Sew-on Snaps size 3/0 (1⁄4”)

Midriff Top and Shorts:
-1⁄4 Yard 45” Fabric, 1⁄4 Yard 45” Fabric Contrast Collar, 1⁄8 Yard Fabric Contrast Midriff, Shorts Cuff, 12” of 1⁄4” Wide Elastic, Three 1⁄4” Buttons, Hook and Loop Fastener (2½” x ½”) or two Sew-on Snaps size 3/0 (1⁄4”) Snaps

-12” x 12” Square Chiffon or lightweight scarf material

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 38 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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Marie A.
United States

Poodle Skirt

Thanks...extremely easy pattern to follow and it came out absolutely adorable.

The 4-Way Wardrobe 18 Doll Clothes
Kathleen bakner

Staying up all night

It's 2 am . I was working on the most darling poodle skirt ever and am really pleased with how the side opening lays so perfectly. The only thing I had trouble with. I didn't preshrink my fabric and when I ironed it , it shrunk in length by 1/4 an inch , which was the entire skirt hem allowance. So I saved it by encasing the seam in bias tape. It even looks like I did that on purpose. Lol. This pattern should have come with a petticoat. It will need one

Betsy S.
United States

4 way wardrobe 18 inch doll

The directions were so easy to follow and the end result was lovely. My granddaughters will love these outfits.


very 50"s

Sooo cute!! I used the bodice with the collar, added sleeves and a skirt , made it from silk and lace and wow it turned out so cute! Highly recommend this pattern! Very versatile!

Alison D.

I have made the skirt

I have made the skirt and the midriff top- both turn out to look beautifully made. I'm not really an experienced sewer, but the instructions were brilliant and easy to follow and I ended up with a lovely outfit for my niece.