On this website, I get frequent requests for new patterns to fit 18 inch dolls. One request that pops up more often than others is a request for pajamas and a bathrobe.
When I get these requests, I remind my followers that such patterns exist, and they’re not that hard to find! Today’s pattern review for the See & Sew B5414 is one such pattern.
You can buy it on eBay, even though Butterick is no longer producing it, and the See & Sew brand — like the Simplicity brand — is well-known for it’s easy-to-follow instructions. So I highly recommend this pattern to anyone who’s searching for pajamas and/or a bathrobe pattern for their 18 inch dolls (like American Girl dolls, Journey Girls, Adora Amazing Girls, etc…).
Now this pattern’s pajama set is really just a sweatshirt with a mock turtleneck collar and a pair of elastic-waist, elastic-ankle sweat pants, which you can clearly see on the back of the See & Sew B5414 pattern:
But it does come with a pattern for slippers as well, which is awesome! Not only that, but the dress in this pattern package seems very versatile and simple to make.
If I were using my flowers system to determine the difficulty of this pattern, I’d give it three flowers, which makes it about average, keeping in mind that if you’re going to use jersey fabrics for the sweat pants, you’ll need a walking foot for your sewing machine.
One last thing about this pattern: if you’re planning to buy used patterns on eBay, I recommend reading this blog post before you do so. That way you won’t be too disappointed by the pattern that arrives after your purchase.
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