L&P 1022: Cookie Time Apron, Pinafore and Oven Mitt Pattern for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl — doll aprons / ruffles for every season

L&P 1022: Cookie Time Apron, Pinafore and Oven Mitt Pattern for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl — doll aprons / ruffles for every season



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We had so much fun working on this confection of a pattern for a bibbed-and-banded apron, ruffly pinafore and thoroughly adorable — not to mention crazy easy — doll-sized oven mitt.

Modern 18" girls will love these aprons, and so will your historical dolls. Nineteenth century girls like Addy® or Kirsten® would have worn calico versions, while an early 20th century girl like Samantha® might have worn a crisp white pinafore. Depression era Kit® surely had a functional version, while Molly® could accessorize her WWII-rationed outfits with pretty, patriotic aprons. And of course, 1970s Julie® would wear her wildly popular "prairie style" pinafore while watching that hot new Wednesday night show, Little House On The Prairie.

Our easy-to-make VIEW A APRON features an above-knee length skirt that wraps halfway around the body, with a pretty patch pocket on one side that's deep enough to stash a wooden spoon or handkerchief. The separately seamed and lined shoulder bands allow for a snug fit — and also offer opportunity for fun color-blocking and trim insertion. Directions are included for a square edged or optional curved-edge and trimmed skirt.

The VIEW B PINAFORE offers terrific bang for your sewing buck with a below-knee length skirt that wraps nearly all the way around, and lined shoulder bands that extend into graceful slash-and gather ruffles.

Accessorize your apron or pinafore with our super easy OVEN MITT, featuring a unique construction technique that finishes the edge and creates a realistic-looking faux binding in one easy step. If you sell at craft fairs, you are going to love this pattern — even non-doll people will want these adorable mitts as Christmas tree ornaments!

The OVEN MITT and VIEW A APRON are rated EASY while the VIEW B PINAFORE is rated EASY/INTERMEDIATE for the slash-and-gather ruffle insertion — a technique that, once learned, you may find yourself adding to other patterns where an organic, graceful fullness is preferable to the hard edge of a seamed-in ruffle. In our pinafore, the slash-and-gather ruffle emerges from the shoulder band in an unbroken curve for a unique touch that will make your aprons that much more special. As usual, Lee & Pearl's photo-illustrated directions and computer-drafted, guaranteed-to-fit-together pattern pieces make every step as easy as possible.



1/4 yard light- to medium-weight woven fabric
Matching thread
OPTIONAL trim: rick rack, piping, lace, etc.

1/2 yard lightweight woven fabric
Matching thread

Scrap 4" high x 6" wide light- to medium-weight woven fabric
Scrap 4 3/8" high x 6" wide coordinating or contrasting felt
Matching thread
OPTIONAL contrasting or coordinating thread for quilting
OPTIONAL 2 1/2" piece of 1/8" ribbon — or braided yarn — for hanging loop


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While scouting the fashion pages and runway reports for inspiration, our pattern designer was struck by one of the prettiest trends we’ve seen in a long time. You’ve probably noticed it too — all those soft ruffles and gathers, interesting pleats and seams, bows and motifs formed out of the fabric of the dress itself. It’s an organic kind of ornamentation, that allows over-the-top frills while still retaining the elegant restraint of a vintage couture gown.

Our Bow Front Dress explores this lovely trend with pleated raglan sleeves, a draped front panel and inverted center front pleats that mimic the look of a tied ribbon bow. Best of all, we designed this dress to be made from a single quarter yard or fat quarter of ordinary woven fabric — a dress designed around the use of pretty fabrics should allow you to use a wide variety of pretty fabrics!

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This pattern may be printed solely by the original purchaser. It may not be duplicated, redistributed, posted or resold without prior authorization from Lee & Pearl™. If you use this pattern to make items to sell yourself, we ask that you give Lee & Pearl™ design credit in the description of those items. Thank you!

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2,069 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Frances Cindy Hopper Feb 5, 2019

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5 out of 5 stars

As always, a beautifully constructed product from a detailed and easy to follow set of directions. Lee & Pearl patterns never disappoint!

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Patricia Sears Dec 6, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Loved the result, just challenging enough to be interesting!

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margkasu Jul 18, 2020

4 out of 5 stars

Love all your patterns, I would have liked a dress pattern to go with the apron. It just seemed incomplete to me, but I love what I did receive and making it soon. Thank you.

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