Time Traveler Vintage Blouse 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Does you doll love vintage fashion? Does she want to feel stylish while visiting friends from different eras? The Time Traveler's Vintage Blouse is the perfect solution for her fashion needs! Inspired by an authentic sewing pattern from the 1940s, the blouse features a softly gathered neckline with a matching binding, a rounded hem, and a back closure that can be fastened with snaps, hook and loop tape, or authentic buttons and buttonholes. Two sleeve options are available: Option 1 features a 1940s-style sleeve with a longer length, high-cut sleeve cap, and an inverted sleeve pleat. The shorter-length Option 2 sleeve has a fully gathered sleeve cap and bottom edge with bindings, and is appropriate for periods from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. A simplified version of the blouse with a lower neckline and without the neck pleats can also be made by substituting Template C for Pattern Front A. You can even use the simplified version as a modern-day blouse. No matter which version you make, your doll will be ready for school, play, and fun times for then and now!

The Time Traveler Blouse is also available in a bundled package with the Playsuit Skirt pattern. 

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®. 

Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight natural fabrics or lightweight quilter's cotton with a bit of drape and tight weave are ideal. Examples include lawn, batiste, lightweight silk, and lightweight chambray.

Supplies Needed:

Option 1: 1/3 yd. 45" wide fabric

Option 2: 1/3 yd. 45" wide fabric

Option 3: 1/3 yd. 45" wide fabric

All Options: 
1. Matching thread and sewing needle
2. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances
3. Optional: Fray Check 
4. Optional: A Frixion pen or other tool for marking Dots (When touched with heat, the pen markings from a Frixion pen disappear!)
5. Cellophane Tape or Painter's Tape to protect the neck gathers
6. Three medium-sized snaps OR 5-1/2" of hook-and-loop tape 
7. Optonal: 6" of 1/8" ribbon to create a tiny neckline bow

Skill Level:  Easy & Intermediate

What You Get: One 31 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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Pixie Faire and the designers featured are not affiliated with American Girl®. 


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Vintage Blouse

Easy to follow instructions. I had fun making a blouse for my granddaughter's doll.

Carmen N.
United States

Lollipop garden dress

Love the dress.it is super cute.

Darleen M.
United States

Cute Blouse

Looking for a slightly different look in a blouse? Try this pattern. It was easy to sew, has a few different variations and turned out really cute.



I had some difficulty with the construction of this beautiful blouse because I made it in a semi-sheer, very light weight, silky polyester chiffon. I had to start over.twice, as the fabric slipped while stitching - and there is no ripping out seams on this fabric! I ultimately ended up putting the dual feed foot on my machine, but I still had to hand baste everything! My fabric choice was nearly my undoing, but in the end, my efforts were rewarded. I have a gorgeous blouse to show for it! I'll be making this blouse again, but I think in lawn or batiste!

Carol verified customer review of Time Traveler Vintage Blouse 18 Doll Clothes PatternCarol verified customer review of Time Traveler Vintage Blouse 18 Doll Clothes Pattern
Sylvia R.
United States

Time traveler vintage blouse

Great pattern...easy and versatile