Victorian Underthings 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Long gone are the days when women and young girls wore several layers of frilly underclothes. Fortunately, our favorite 18” girls are able to continue wearing these charming styles, even if they are no longer practical for us.
Pantalets have 5 length options, with loose or elasticized leg finish. The longest length is more suited to Regency era outfits (1800-1820), with the remainder corresponding to various other eras up to the 1920s.
The Camisole is in the style of a corset cover, which would have covered a young girl’s stays. This is a great project to use up small amounts of lace or to experiment with small remnants of fine fabrics. The set would also look lovely as a modern girl’s pajamas.
Both pieces may be made of very lightweight cottons, silky wovens, lining fabrics, and of course silk. Keep in mind,very lightweight fabrics are best if meant to be worn below other garments.
The Pantalets can be dressed up with extra lace, pintucks (instructions given) and loose or elasticized legs.
Pattern hacks are included, with options for construction as well as some alterations.

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

Recommended Fabrics: Fabrics- Very lightweight cotton, cotton blends (muslin, lawn, batiste, etc); silky solids, silky lining-types, lightweight satin. Fashion fabric may be used for lining if both are very lightweight.

Supplies Needed:
  • 1/2 yard fabric
  • 1/4 yard or remnant lining (if different)
  • 1/2 yard trim for Camisole (Galloon or double-edged lace is especially pretty for this design)
  • 1/2 yard lace or trim for Pantalets
  • 1/3 yard 1/2- 5/8 inch wide knit elastic for Pantalet waist (decorative picot edge is pretty) 
  • 1/2 yard 1/8- 3/8 inch wide elastic for Pantalet legs (Optional)
  • Matching Thread
  • Desired closure for Camisole (hook & loop tape, snaps, etc)

Skill Level: Easy

What You Get: One 33 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! This pattern comes with a 2 page summary of instructions to help you save on printer ink.  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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Kathy B.
United States

Lovely pattern!

I made this up as pajamas using pale blue batiste. The fit was spot on and gave a nice form to her. I tried different types of lace and the pattern recommends fitting the lace to the bodice ON the doll and this is important to have it look correct over her shoulders. Some laces fold easy for the front "V" and some are more difficult - looks beautiful, just take your time. I made 3 tucks in the hem of the pantalets and they fit just as I wanted them to. Loved the pattern

Canada Canada

Victoria underthings

These are so cute made up. I don't want to cover them up. Great instructions and perfect fit.

Orlie S.
United States United States

Victorian Underthings 18" Doll

I was really surprised at how easy it was to sew together. My Grand daughter is going to love them.

Dawn B.
United States


I just love this pattern, was easy to follow turns out so nice.