Volendam: A Dutch Folk Costume 18" Doll Clothes

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Many people think of the Volendam costume when they think of Holland. This is the costume which is replicated on all kinds of labels under 'Dutch Maid', with the peaked and winged cap. In fact, the costume is only worn in the one village and is not representative of the Netherlands as a whole.
There are three variants that are worn which is why you may see different images and they do not look the same. There is the everyday and young girl’s, the Sunday go to market and the special occasions costumes. The most often seen one is the last mentioned one and the costume that this pattern is based on.
This PDF pattern includes 5 pieces - Double Bib, Skirt, Black jacket, apron (2 options) and peaked cap.
To complete your outfit you can make a Edelkraal or Blood Coral necklace. 

Recommended Fabrics:  • Medium weight woven fabrics - Cotton, quilter’s cotton, linen • Cap fabric – Lace or eyelet fabric. Cotton can also be used 

Supplies Needed: 
Double Bib:
Floral Fabric – 6” x 12”
Blue Fabric – 7” x 7” Remnant
Satin Ribbon – 1/4" wide white – 32”
Sew on Snaps – 1/4" wide – x2
Fabric – 12” x 21” or fat quarter
Elastic – 3/8” wide – 10”
Black Fabric – 7” x 28”
Printed Ribbon or Trim – 7/8" wide – 20”
Sew on Snaps – 1/4" wide – x3
Special Occasions Apron:
Black Fabric – 3” x 19”
Floral Fabric – 6” x 19”
Printed Ribbon or Trim – 7/8" wide – 22”

Market Day Apron:
Striped Fabric – 8” x 30”
Satin Ribbon – 1/4” wide white – 28”
Peaked Cap:
Fabric – 9” x 17”
Lining - 9” x 17”

Skill Level:  Easy to Intermediate

What You Get: One 33 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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Volendam, A dutch folk costume, 18 inch doll

This was an awesome pattern. The instructions were very easy to follow. It turned out really cute! My grand-daughter loved it!

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Absolutely adorable!

I just made this in blue Delft-inspired colors to donate for our school's auction and it is just adorable! I am an advanced beginner sewist and the only part that was a challenging was the jacket, getting the little V-shaped slits to turn right-side out and not pucker (took cutting them literally right up to the stitches - that did the trick) - also clipping the corners and pressing are very important. The directions and pictures are excellent and easy to follow. I highly recommend it if you are looking for an adorable little Dutch outfit! It's so cute!!

debra welch
United States

Velendamdutch costume

Well written, so cute

Warren Mills
United States


I have not had the chance to sew yet. I have previewed the patternand it is everything I wanted. I am positive it will be fine. I can't find material with tiny flowers for 18 inch dolls so that is my hold-up. There are some patterns out there that are wrong. I am very anxious to showcase your pattern as it is correct so I want to do it super correct. Thank you so much.

Mirta Brock
United States


it was a fun experience