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Edwardian Sailor Suit for 18 in doll

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Edwardian Sailor Suit for 18 in doll
Edwardian Sailor Suit for 18 in doll
Edwardian Sailor Suit for 18 in doll

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic dressmaking skills

Pattern Description:

Nautical inspired sailor outfits are perfect for long hot summer days and have been popular wear for both boys and girls for well over a hundred years.

This cute sailor pattern comprises a sailor blouse with choice of sleeve length and collar; a square necked, dropped waist, sleeveless, lined dress with center back fastening and box pleated skirt; and a cute little beret.

The collar can be made in the same fabric as the top and skirt or a contrast fabric can be used for more variety.Full instructions are given for both the ribbon trimmed and piped frilled collar options.

View A, the long sleeved version, is based on an actual Edwardian girl's sailor outfit. The Edwardian era ran from 1901 to 1910 during the reign of Edward VIII, Queen Victoria's eldest son.

View B, with its frilled contrast collar, is reminiscent of the romantic style of clothing popular in the early 1980s when frills and ruffles ruled. Princess Diana often wore frilled sailor collars during the early years of her marriage.

On its own the dress makes a perfect tennis dress or cheerleader outfit, depending on your fabric choice, or you could add embroidery to the bodice to make a pretty sundress. The pleated skirt length is easily adjustable by cutting a wider or narrower strip of fabric.

The Harriet pattern is compatible with the "Ship Ahoy!" pattern, so you can mix and match the garments to create your own customized outfit.


You are buying an original PDF downloadable doll's clothing pattern, NOT a finished doll's dress. The dolls and their accessories are not for sale.

THE PATTERN IS A PDF FILE. YOU WILL NEED TO PRINT THE PATTERN YOURSELF. You will need a PDF reader program such as Adobe Reader or Nitro PDF Reader to open this pattern file. Both programs are free and can be easily downloaded via a search engine such as Google.

Because of the digital nature of the pattern, refunds will not be offered, however I will work with you to ensure that you are able to print out your pattern successfully, and I am only an email away if you have questions.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit 18 inch doll or 15 inch baby dolls


  • Half a yard of fabric e.g. cotton, linen, cotton/linen blend

You Will Also Need:

  • contrast fabric, trims, snaps, buttons or velcro for closures
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I've been sewing, knitting, crocheting and embroidering all my life. I love making up my own designs and dressing dolls and teddy bears. For many years I made artist teddy bears and sold them under ...

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