PATTERN: Base Layer Bodysuit (PDF)

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Sew your  own Base Layer Bodysuit for your 18-inch doll!

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Your decision isn’t whether or not you need a Base Layer Bodysuit … it’s which one to make first!

The ultimate layering piece, this PDF patterns includes options for four sleeve lengths (sleeveless, short-sleeve, mid-length and long-sleeve) and five leg lengths (leotard, short shorts, shorts, capris and full-length). What does that mean for you? You can create the perfect bodysuit for nearly any occasion and outfit!

Layer it under your favorite skirts, pants and shorts. Combine it with a tutu for a cute dance outfit. Substitute it for tights or leggings. Or let it stand alone as a swimsuit, leotard, gymnastics outfit… even long underwear! Your options are limited only by your imagination.

And the best news… thanks to the stretch fabric and elasticized openings, there are no fasteners needed. No Velcro™. No snaps. No zippers. No bulky openings to distract from your fabulous outfit. Just pull it on and you’re ready to go!


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• 1/4 to 1/2 yard two-way stretch knit, depending upon bodysuit length (sturdy t-shirt knits, performance fabrics, stretch polyester, spandex blends)
• Thread
• 1/4-inch elastic
• Fusible tape


  1. What to do with my girls leggings when they get a hole? Upcycle! I have been using "old" clothes to make doll clothes. My daughter had leggings with a hole that just could not be fixed so Grace Thomas got a new bodsuit. It went together so easily ! I thought it was going to be harder. I did use a ball point needle.

  2. Used the sleeveless option with long pants. Added some leg warmers, gloves and a headband to complete the dance set. Was easy to sew up and fun to do!

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