Sleeve and Sleeveless Bodysuit Pattern
to Fit American Girl 18 Inch Dolls,
Gotz Precious Day, and Similar Full Body Dolls
(Above) Thank you to Cathy for sharing a photo of the bodysuit she made for Kit using this pattern.
Clothes Patterns for 18 Inch
Dolls and Bitty Baby
Here are instructions for making a one piece bodysuit to fit 18inch (45cm) American Girl, Gotz Precious Day, and other 18 inch full body dolls with similar body types.
The bodysuit can be used as underwear to keep the doll's cloth skin clean as it just cover the cloth parts of the doll.
Also it can be made up in print or flowered fabric as light weight summer wear outdoors.
You’ll need one quarter yard (one quarter meter) of material.
Two sticky dots for front shirt and back shirt closing, (no buttons for kids doll clothes, please).
Bodysuit Sewing Directions:
This is a very easy to make bodysuit pattern with just 1 piece. The pattern piece is below. Cut 4 pieces of the pattern. 2 for front and 2 for back.
Sew center front seams together beginning 2 inches below bottom tip of diagonal neckline.
Sew center back seams together beginning 2 inches below bottom tip of diagonal neckline.
Place good side of front and back toward each other and sew underarms all the way to bottom hem on both sides.
Sew front to back at shoulders.
For all hems roll edges in 1/8 inch twice and blind seam: Lower legs, lower sleeves and all the way around front center up to neck, around neck, down to back center, up to neck around to front and back to starting place.
Lastly, sew front
to back inseam.
To finish sew a sticky dot on center of front and back opening.
Having openings in front and back makes the body suit easy to put on and take off.
The pattern is traced onto 1 inch (2.5cm) squares of graph paper.
Pattern piece includes 1/4 inch seam allowance unless noted differently..
These pattern is my copyright but you may use it for personal use and gifts but not commercially.
Cap Sleeve Body Suit Pattern: (to make sleeveless version cut the sleeve length back an inch at shoulder in a straight line down to existing curve at underarm)
Article, pattern and photo credits copyright 2009―2015 Susan Kramer
For 15 to 18 Inch Dolls
E-pattern by Susan Kramer
Inspired by doll of Laura Ingalls Wilder
E-patterns by Susan Kramer
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page created with cap sleeve version December 22, 2009
page updated with sleeveless version November 28, 2010
Updated June 25, 2012