Have fun creating gifts and togetherness activities by making 18″ doll clothes. Classic play clothes to luscious party dresses, there is something here for any occasion. Each design pack has a mix and match feature for unlimited wardrobe creation.

Scroll down to browse for new and current Elaine Heigl Designs 18″ doll clothing patterns sold online and at many sewing stores. Click on each photo to link to more product information. (Bonus! Scroll to bottom of page for a link to a free pdf leggings pattern.)

Sew a casual wardrobe for 18” girl and boy dolls. Add your photography or artwork to a t-shirt with a diy iron-on-transfer.



Ruffles! Ruffles! This ultra feminine dress, corset, and jacket is perfect for that extra special party or event.



Rock and Roll! This is a 50’s inspired wardrobe for your 18” doll. Give it a twirl! The sweater can be made from crew socks.



Party! Party! Make a lush party dress for your 18” doll. Lace, glitter, or embellished fabrics can all be considered for that WOW dress for an extra special event.



Make fun casual outfits. Perfect for a garden or tea party.


Simplicity 1243

Gotta Dance! Dance outfits are a must for any 18” doll.


portfollio 1443

40’s inspired dresses and jumpsuits are for a touch of nostalgia.



Super easy casual wear for your 18” doll. Top it off with a jean jacket. Every doll should have one!



Sweet little things. Sew fluffy tulle skirts and sweet little dresses. Very feminine!


spring fashion

This sweet wardrobe is a great mix and match wardrobe for any 18” doll. Mini trims make each outfit extra cute.



Outerwear is a must! Find it all here. Accessorize with crochet hat, scarf and bag.



Play outdoors, sleepovers, play days. Sew an 18” doll wardrobe for any casual occasion.



Loungewear and PJs for your 18” doll. All essentials are here!



Play outfits for your 18” doll. Now she can enjoy the beach, playground, and play days.


A must have staple for any 18″ doll wardrobe are leggings. Click here for a free pdf pattern and instructions to make leggings from crew socks.

Many of the patterns above include a t-shirt. If you want to add iron-on-transfers, Click here for tips for success and free graphics.

Have you made any of these designs? Let us know about your experiences or 18″ doll sewing tips you would like to share. Hope to hear from you!








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4 Comments to “SEW 18″ DOLL WARDROBES”

  1. Dorothy says:

    April 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I made all the garment pieces from pattern 2296 and was disappointed to have them be too large/wide across bodice/chest front for our 2 Madame Alexander 18″ dolls. I was able to adjust the completed top & dress (view E,D,G&F in the back. View A top was ok. My concern is, is Pattern #5276 which I just bought going to be too large as well. I wish there was some info on doll measurements. The 18″ American Girl Doll actually has a smaller chest than the Madame Alexander so I know it would be too large for this doll as well. Any feedback will be appreciated. Thank you, Dorothy

    • elaine says:

      Hi Dorothy,
      Thanks so much for your comment about your concerns with the 18″ doll pattern fit. The 18″ doll patterns are developed with the American girl doll as the standard fit. There are many 18″ dolls on the market with slight variations of body measurements, so as you discovered adjustments can be considered for an exacting or personal fit. I do have a Madam Alexander doll (beautiful dolls!) and will check out the patterns you mentioned. My findings will probably need to be a blog post, so keep an eye out for that. Thanks again! Elaine

  2. Linda says:

    I purchased pattern #4654 for 18″ dolls. I haven’t used it yet, but I love the doll on the envelope front. Can you tell me who she is? Thanks so much

    • elaine says:

      Hi Linda,
      Thank you for sending your question. Simplicity has used various doll brands for each 18″ doll photo shoot. For the particular doll you zeroed in, Simplicity editorial believes they used the ToysRUs store brand doll at the time. Simplicity is currently using “Journey Girls” as their model for photo shoots. I hope you are able to find the doll you love…and enjoy making pattern 4654!
      Other pretty 18″ dolls currently available are “Dollie & Me”, “Adora Friends”, “The Queens Treasures 18″ doll”, “Favorite Friends” and “My Life”.