Free Pattern & Tutorial for a Simple 18" Doll's Nightgown


Blythe is now 4! I wanted to get her an 18" doll like my American Girl Doll that she admires. However, I am not going to pay $100 for her first 18" doll. I consider this doll a cute training doll. (I bought her at Target for less than $30 & she came with 2 outfits and pairs of shoes.) She loves "Izzybelle" and I have started making them matching outfits, which she loves even more!

Materials for an 18" Doll Nightgown:
1/3 yard of  fabric
thread
11" of 1" wide velcro (cut to 1/2" wide)
Printer, paper, & scissors

Here is the pattern. You can click on it and print it at 100% or click here for the PDF.

Here is a quick tutorial to make the nightgown. If you are not familiar with gathering (ruffling) fabric click here and view my tutorial halfway down the post titled "How to Gather Ruffles."
I hope that you enjoyed making this and that it will bring joy to you and whoever you made it for!


Comments

  1. Thank you SO very much for this pattern! I posted pics of the sweet gown I made and gave a link to your blog! Hope you can stop by to visit! http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

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  2. How big is the skirt piece?

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    1. It was the left over fabric from cutting out the bodice pieces. I think it was about 11.5"x27". I was using 45" wide cotton fabric. I would have just ruffled it more had my fabric been wider (60" wide fabric would have yielded a 11.5"x42"). It's an easy pattern to adjust.

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  3. Sorry if this comes through twice. The link above won't open for me as a PDF, still a jpg and when I print even at 100% the square inch box isn't the size it should be, it's smaller. I'm using Chrome browser. Any suggestions? This is so cute, found it on Pinterest.

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    1. I see what you mean about the .jpg issue. I have converted it to a pdf and you should be able to print it now with no problems. :o)

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  4. How did you finish the neck edge? The way the pattern reads it's left as raw edge

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    1. I did an overlock Stitch all the way around. Then I ironed it under and sewed it flat with a 2 millimeter straight Stitch.

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