Are you looking for a free doll cape pattern? For all of you that love your Caprice Cape free sewing pattern for girls, I have now made it in a matching doll clothes pattern size to fit your little one’s favorite 18-inch doll. Best of all it also fits the My Childhood Treasures 18 inch dressable Milly Doll. (Shop for Milly 18 inch doll sewing pattern)
See how cute this doll made from the Milly Pattern looks in her new cape! Because it is a loose item tied at the neck, it will also fit lots of teddy bears and other similar sized dolls.
Doll Cape Pattern – Supplies
What you need
- FABRIC – 1/4 yard (0.25m) of woven fabric. I used quilting cotton for the top and then a linen scrap that I had for the bottom. Tightly woven fabric is best for the top layers where it will be ripped for a shabby chic look.
- EXTRA SUPPLES – 24 inches (0.61m) of 1/4 inch (6mm) ribbon for the neck.
- PATTERN – Download the pattern . The PDF will open in a new window.
Doll Cape Pattern – Printing
If you are new to printing, have a read of my article how to print PDF patterns.
When printing your pattern pieces, make sure that your printer’s “page scaling” is set to “none” and “auto center and rotate” is checked.
The pattern pieces print on 8.5” x 11”(letter) or A4 paper. You can check your pattern has printed in the correct size by measuring the two inch (5.1cm) test square.
Each page is marked with a number 1 to 2. There are 1 rows of 2. Tape the edges of the boxes together, trimming where necessary.
Doll Cape Pattern – Instructions
If you are new to sewing for dolls, read my article on how to sew doll clothes for beginners. This will give you some great tips for stitching and choosing the best fabrics.
Some important tips on sewing doll clothing are:
- Use fabrics with small scale prints
- Use smaller sized trims
- Stitch length should be shorter than usual to look in scale. Try a seam stitch length of 2.0
Seam allowances of 1/4 inch (6mm) are included in the pattern
Ruffle and Sewing Instructions
The sewing instructions are the same as the girls Caprice Cape. Click here for the cape instructions. The only difference is the seam allowance is 1/4 inch (6mm) for the doll version of the Capelet.
Doll Cape Pattern – In Conclusion
Enjoy dressing your doll in her new cape!
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More Free Doll Patterns
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Disclaimer – My Childhood Treasures is not affiliated with American Girl doll or any other doll manufacturing company