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L&P 1025: She Blinded Me with Science Unisex Lab Coat, Unlined Coat and Safety Goggles Pattern for 18 Inch, 16 Inch and 14 1/2 Inch Dolls



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NOTE: This listing includes ALL THREE DOLL SIZES for a REDUCED BUNDLE PRICE. This pattern is also available separately in each size.


When designing this pattern for a unisex LAB COAT we researched real-life STEM wear and found that modern lab coats feature all kinds of stylish new features — like the inverse pleat we used to fit the back, and the angled lower pockets that we spotted in a fashionable medical layout. We also included just-like-the-real-thing details like faced lapels, a button (or snap) front closure and a neatly stitched fabric tab in back to control the extra fullness — because real-world scientists can't have loose, flapping belts in labs full of glassware!

Then we added a couture feature that you're unlikely to see on any other mass-market pattern — a curved back yoke seam that invisibly builds in shape, allowing the coat to fit smoothly over rounded doll shoulders.

That's the kind of tailoring detail you might find in a real coat pattern, so we also included directions to transform the lab coat into a cinched-waist UNLINED COAT or raincoat, using your choice of fabric and contrasting lapels. You can even make a high fashion SILK ORGANZA coat using silk fabric kits from Lee & Pearl. With the same comfortable, slightly wide-set shoulders and relaxed sleeve opening as the lab versions, these pretty coats are great for layering.

And finally, because we don't want anyone actually blinded with science, we've included patterns and directions to make doll-scale clear vinyl SAFETY GOGGLES — the perfect science lab accessory craft.


This package includes patterns and directions for 18 inch American Girl®-sized dolls, 16 inch slender-bodied A Girl for All Time® dolls, and 14 1/2 inch Wellie Wishers® and similar dolls.

We value our reputation for perfect fit, so we didn't just re-scale one pattern to make the different sizes. Rather, we drafted each size separately to suit each doll's unique proportions. For instance, we added maximum roundness to the curved yoke seams for the well-padded American Girl shoulders, and more gentle curves for the molded plastic A Girl for All Time dolls and Wellie Wishers.


The Unisex Lab Coat (or Unlined Coat) is rated EASY / INTERMEDIATE for topstitching on small pieces, turned facings and curved set-in sleeve seams.

The Safety Goggles are rated INTERMEDIATE for work with vinyl and vinyl glue, which should only be used by adults in a well-ventilated area, or while wearing a properly-rated respirator.



1/3 yd (for the 18" and 16" dolls) or 1/4 yd (for the 14 1/2" dolls) of light-to-medium weight woven fabric such as Kona® cotton

4 small buttons and 4 small (4/0) snap fasteners

Matching thread


1/3 yd or 1 fat quarter (for the 18" and 16" dolls) or 1/4 yd (for the 14 1/2" dolls) of light-to-medium weight woven fabric for the coat

1/3 yd or 1 fat quarter (for the 18" and 16" dolls) or 1/4 yd (for the 14 1/2" dolls) of light-to-medium weight woven fabric for the collar, lapel facings and belt

3/8 — 5/8" slider buckle

Matching thread


Heavyweight, flexible clear vinyl (we recommend .06" thick 60 gauge vinyl)

1/8" elastic

1/8" wide clear double-sided (double-sticky) craft tape (look for permanent tape in the scrapbooking aisle at the craft store)

Water-soluble fine point marker (for temporarily marking vinyl)

1/8" hole punch (a useful tool — we use ours all the time to mark paper patterns as well)

OPTIONAL cardstock for printing the pattern page

OPTIONAL vinyl glue (such as Loctite) ***Always use these glues in a well-ventilated area and/or while wearing a properly-rated respirator***

OPTIONAL fine tip applicator for glue

OPTIONAL 2 beads with a bore wide enough to pass your elastic through twice


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This pattern will be delivered as an instant download. After purchasing, you will receive a link to a PDF copy of the file. No paper copy will be mailed.

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!

Lee & Pearl™ is not affiliated with Mattel, American Girl®, A Girl for All Time® or any other company.

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So cool! Sorry I'm leaving this feedback so late. I just love it, looking forward to some time ti try it out.. Thank you!

Suzanne Nov 5, 2020

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Had to reprint several times to get the correct size. Made my own facing for the shirt.

Kerry Keller Jul 13, 2021

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Great pattern for ballet shoes…. Good instructions with photos. I had to adjust the pattern a little because I was making these for a teeny tiny 12 cm doll. 😆 resized the pattern and because I used leather I didn’t need to put the bias tape around the top… But the issue pattern is a fantastic design and relatively easy to make. Thank you so much for the pattern! 🤗💕

tdees15 Oct 23, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Loved the ballet pattern from this store. This is for the basic leotard and it's very easy to use and understand. I have made one of these and it's part of my purple ballet costume on my etsy shop.

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