Smocked Nightgown & PJs for 18 in dolls

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Smocked Nightgown & PJs for 18 in dolls Pattern


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Sewing: Smocked Nightgown & PJs for 18 in dolls
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Doll/Doll Clothing

Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic dressmaking
  • Smocking (although ribbon or lace could be used instead)

Pattern Description:

This beautiful nightgown or pyjamas pattern fits the 18" cloth bodied American Girl Doll or other 18 inch dolls like Gotz or Madame Alexander.

The nightgown and pyjama top can be smocked, or simply gathered without decoration. The pattern includes two sleeve lengths, and offers a choice of plain straight pyjama pants or frilled bloomers.

The smocking plate for the smocked version is included with the pattern, or you can use your own smocking plate if you prefer as pleat and row numbers are given. If you don't wish to smock, you could use fancy stitches from your machine to secure the gathers, or leave the front undecorated.

The smocked version of the nightgown or pyjamas is aimed at a seamstress with some knowledge of smocking and heirloom sewing techniques.

The pattern has full photo instructions, taking you through the construction step by step, and includes computer drawn pattern pages.

Please note: you are buying an original PDF downloadable doll's nightgown and pyjamas pattern by Genine Allan, not a finished doll garment. The dolls and accessories are not for sale.


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.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit 18 inch dolls

You Will Also Need:

  • Lace trim
  • Embroidery floss for smocking
  • Velcro
  • Elastic (for PJ pants)

About Designer

About Designer

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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 the name Ninie-Bears. I made over 500 bears that were sold all over the world including USA, Switzerland and Japan. Nowadays I design doll clothes patterns and I digitize designs for machine embroidery ...

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