I altered the nightgown pattern from my Gown, Smock and Two Tiered Skirt pattern to fit eight inch Dora and Lalaloopsy Littles dolls.
Here is my Lalaloopsy Little wearing and unaltered mini doll (Twinkle) nightgown.
The gown’s hem and sleeves are too long. I shorted the gown hem by one and three eighths inches (3 cm) and the sleeves by seven eighths inch ( 2.3 cm).
When I made the gown for my Lalaloopsy Little, I did not add elastic to the sleeves. Here is my Lalaloopsy Little wearing her altered nightgown.
I used my small doll (Florabunda) pattern for my Dora’s nightgown. Her she is wearing an unaltered gown.
For an easy alteration, I added one half inch (12 mm) to the gown hem and left the elastic out of the sleeves.
Here is Dora wearing the gown made from the altered pattern.
For a fuller gown, I copied the gown pattern and drew straight horizontal and vertical lines on both the front and back pattern pieces.
I cut both pattern pieces apart on the lines drawn. I glued the pieces back together on a piece of grid paper, leaving a one forth inch (6 mm) gap between the pieces. I added one fourth inch (6 mm) to the hem on each pattern piece.
Here is Dora wearing her gown made from this pattern
To order a down-loadable Gown, Smock and Two Tiered Skirt pattern, see the small dolls section of my Patterns page. The down-loadable pattern contains both small doll (Florabunda) and mini doll (Twinkle) size patterns.
To order a book with the patterns, see My Books page. All of Florabunda’s patterns are in the Sew a Small Doll and her Clothing book. Alter Florabunda’s patterns to fit Dora. All of Twinkle’s patterns are in Sewing for Mini Dolls. Alter Twinkle’s patterns to fit Lalaloopsy Little.