PATTERN: Drop-Waisted Shortalls (PDF)

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Sew your own Drop-Waisted Shortalls from our Summer Camp Collection for your 18-inch doll!

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Your 18-inch friend will be ready to run and play in these cute shorts-length overalls featuring a slightly gathered, dropped waist and lightly flared legs.

Designed to fit over a snug-fitting top, such as the Base Layer Bodysuit, this outfit is partially lined with buttoned straps that meet in a “V” at the back. Choose soft, draping fabrics for a dressier, skirted look or use more traditional woven fabrics, such as a light denim or seersucker, for more traditional appeal.

This PDF pattern was created as part of the Summer Camp Collection by Matilda’s Closet, which includes the Mock Button-Front Shirt, Roll-Up Capris and Bucket Hat. Add the coordinating Convertible Bunk Bed pattern by AptOne8 and your little friend will be all set for summer camp!


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• 1/6 yard lightweight fashion fabric, such as cotton, lightweight denim, polyester or seersucker
• Two 1/2-inch buttons
• Thread


  1. Sews up so easy.

  2. I absolutely love thus pattern, I have so many fabric choices I want to use for thus pattern, there. Just aren't enough hours in the dsy!

  3. Absolutely love this pattern! Made shoes to match! Pam from Stitching Up Dreams on Etsy

  4. Sewn with a heart print cotton with lace heart appliqué .. Cute and easy to make!


  6. Sewn from lightweight stretch denim. Paired with a white tee, canvas sneakers, and pompom socks.

  7. Shortalls made from a lightweight denim. Another great pattern from Matilda's closet. Easy to make and the fit is great

  8. I used some fun striped fabric for the shortalls. I paired it with a white tee and a gold necklace. A great summertime outfit.

  9. There's an excited elf loose in my workshop!!

  10. I used anchor buttons to go with the nautical theme

  11. Excellent pattern with good step-by-step descriptions; I had no problem at all. Very cute result. Interestingly, this outfit fits my older doll (a Molly with a Kirsten wig) very well, because it provides needed ease around the butt and doesn't have to fit her shoulders. So, this is a good choice if you have an older doll.

  12. I love this pattern. One outfit is made from up-cycled denim, the other is "fussy cut" from a print with beach scenes.

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