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L&P 1001: Unisex T-shirts for 18 Inch Dolls


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Create a variety of relaxed fit, "plain white T" style shirts for 18 inch dolls — such as the popular American Girl doll — with crew neck and V-neck, long and short sleeve options using Lee & Pearl Pattern 1001: Unisex T-Shirts. This pattern came about after our designer tried to find a relaxed fit, boy-appropriate T-shirt that could be used in a layered outfit. Every unfitted T she tried also featured unfitted sleeves that bunched up and got in the way of jackets or other outer garments. Armed with an understanding of the relationship between the pattern armscye curve and the resulting sleeve cap, our designer knew she could do better. The result is this pattern: uniquely drafted to produce sleeves that fit snugly all the way up to a narrow armhole - ideal for layering under anything you please! As you can see from our photos, the resulting T-shirts look great by themselves as well, either on American Girl dolls or "American boy" customs. With all Lee & Pearl patterns your packet includes computer drafted, fully marked and guaranteed-to-fit-together pattern pieces, as well as step-by-step, photo-illustrated instructions. *** Sign up for our mailing list at, and you'll receive our newsletter full of FREE pattern tweaks, tutorials, crafts and printables. PLUS, you'll get the link for our annual FREE MEMBERS-ONLY PATTERN. In 2017, that's Pattern #1025: She Blinded Me with Science Unisex Lab Coat (or Unlined Coat) and Safety Goggles for Dolls. This is our first multi-size release, which contains patterns drafted for 18” dolls, 16” dolls and 14 1/2” dolls — because we think every child, and every doll, should know the thrill of launching a chemical reaction or spotting a single-cell organism in a drop of pond water! Do not miss out on this pattern — join our mailing list today at Join the Lee & Pearl™ community: like us on Facebook (Lee & Pearl), follow us on Twitter (, join us on Pinterest ( and watch us on YouTube ( *** This pattern will be delivered as an instant download. After purchasing, you will receive a link to a PDF copy of the file. No paper copy will be mailed. This pattern may be printed solely by the original purchaser. It may not be duplicated, redistributed, posted or resold without prior authorization from Lee & Pearl™. If you use this pattern to make items to sell yourself, we ask that you give Lee & Pearl™ design credit in the description of those items. Thank you! Lee & Pearl™ is not affiliated with Mattel, American Girl® or any other company or organization. *** BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY The crew neck option is an "easy" level pattern, rated for beginners; the V-neck option is "easy/intermediate," rated for slightly more experienced sewers. Though the T-shirts are made with stretch fabric, you do NOT need a serger to complete this pattern: directions are included for a straight stitch, standard home sewing machine. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS These patterns were developed on a Mattel-era American Girl doll, and will fit differently on different 18" dolls.

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1/4 yard knit fabric. This garment is easiest to make using a fairly stable knit. You can also cut the pieces from a store bought or repurposed human-size T-shirt. Though iron-on materials and patterns are not included in this package, T-shirts produced with Lee & Pearl(tm) 1001 work great with iron-ons available elsewhere - or motifs you design yourself!
  • Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro) and matching thread

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Lee & Pearl
Lee & Pearl
Elizabeth Atwater Menes ("Pearl") is a costume designer with a background in history. She has created costumes for theatrical and Hollywood film productions, and recently moved to a beautiful, big workroom in Texas. Rebecca Menes ("Lee") is a homeschooling mom with a background in traditional academic education — and traditional arts and crafts like weaving and spinning. She lives in historic Alexandria, Virginia. Elizabeth and Rebecca grew up touring the Eastern United States with The Dragon Marionettes puppet company. They have worked on theatrical scripts, props and costumes since their teensy fingers could hold pens, hammers and needles. Rebecca and Elizabeth – Lee & Pearl – would love to make sure other children have as much fun with imaginative play as they remember having.