Criss-Cross Overtop Pattern with bloomers for 18" dolls such as the American favorite


This is a digital file

Get Shipping Estimate
In stock
Digital download

Made in Kansas City, Missouri

Item details

How about an easy topper that's super quick and reversible too? It's the Criss-Cross Overtop! Modeled after a classic style for children, this pattern is a wonderful addition to any doll wardrobe. This pattern is sized for standard 18" dolls such as everyone's American favorite.

The overtop is an apron style that crosses in back. Choose 2 woven fabrics and make it reversible for twice as many options! Straps fasten with velcro tabs or snaps, your choice.

The overtop is perfect as an apron for cooking, gardening or art. It's wonderful as a holiday jumper; make the reverse side in an everyday print for longer wear.

The length of the overtop is designed to work perfectly with your above-knee Ezy T knit dresses. The bloomers have 2 leg options, a standard casing or applied elastic with a ruffle edge.

You'll need just 1/3 yard of 2 different light to mid-weight woven fabrics, such as quilting cottons. This yardage is enough for accent pockets (if desired) and a pair of bloomers!

No serger is required, though some steps are shown with alternate serger use. Complete instructions are included for the needed elastic in the bloomers.

A photo gallery will show you some darling possibilities. The 'Trim Ideas' worksheet includes full instructions for a darling pocket option and hemline trims, too.

This pattern assumes basic sewing skills but you'll receive detailed instructions with photos. My patterns are written in an easy, conversational style. Imagine I'm right there with you at the machine!

This listing is for a sewing pattern, NOT an actual garment. Photos shown are samples only, and may depict a few ideas that are not included in the pattern.

Test garments were designed to fit the current favorite American dolls, as well as most other similar 18" dolls. Because of the loose fit this garment will work for older, somewhat larger 18" dolls. It also fits the 15" baby doll, though it is more of a dress length on this shorter doll.

Pattern is a PDF format with immediate download available after purchase. Remember to print with size set at 100%, 'actual size' or 'no margins'. This insures that your pattern will print true to size.

This pattern is for your use only. It may not be published, sold or shared. You may sell items you make with the pattern; no mass production, please.

''Criss Cross Overtop' is an original work by Jane Wilkes of Janie Carroll Designs. A big thank you to my pattern testers Julie, Dawn, Ginger and Dana; I always appreciate your efforts!

PLEASE NOTE: I am not affiliated with any doll company in any way.

The Criss-Cross Overtop works beautifully with the Ezy Underall. You may purchase that pattern separately, or look for my bundle pack including these 2 designs and SAVE.

Average review
Very versatile pattern and easy to follow sewing directions.
Feb 2, 2017 by Christina Haigh
Jan 10, 2017 by Debbie Eldridge
Sep 22, 2016 by Kelly Pederson

More from this seller

Digital downloads
File delivery
Your files will be available to download once payment is confirmed. Here's how.


Paypal and Direct Payment are your payment options. Please review all item descriptions and delivery time windows carefully as your payment signifies your acceptance.

Returns & exchanges

Garments and other Fiinished Products: Refunds will only be issued for items that are defective. Because I examine items carefully, take photos of the finished product on a doll and ship with care it is highly unlikely that an item is defective. Should this occur, please message me and we will discuss the situation.

Patterns: There is NO refund for pattern purchases, or the accidental duplication of a previous purchase. Please review your order carefully to avoid this. Should it happen, message me. I may be able to offer you a substitute pattern for the duplication.

Custom Order Items: There are no refunds for custom orders at any time. Please read all item details carefully, including spelling of any names, etc. Make sure you are in agreement with the latest ship date listed. Your payment on a custom order signifies your acceptance of all the details and terms listed. Should a received custom order be found defective please let me know. I will either repair or remake the problem item.

Any potential exceptions that allow for a refund will require the return of the order in question.