Sixties Scarf Top & Stirrup Pants 18" Doll Clothes


Stirrup Pants, like so many other items in the fashion cycle, have had waves of popularity beginning in the early 19th century. The early models were worn by men, with the stirrup worn under a boot with a bit of heel to help keep the strap in place. The early years of the 1960s saw a resurgence for this fashion, but this time the style was worn by women. Females in the United States were more likely to wear the straps inside their shoes, while women in other countries wore them both ways. But no matter how you wore them, you were in style!

This doll-sized pattern features authentic detailing: front pintucks, working stirrups that close with snaps or can be permanently attached, a flat-front waistband with an elasticized back for a universal fit, and the option of making the pants in either a stretch woven fabric or a stable knit.

The fully-lined Scarf Top is also based on fashion trends popular in the Sixties. Scarves were popular accessories that helped dress the streamlined silhouettes of the decade up or down. Sewn-in loops on the top keep the scarf neatly in place, and the scarf can be changed out for different mix-and-match options. A cropped variation of the top that will fit underneath the Forever 18 Inches Campaign Jacket can also be made.

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics:For the Top: Lightweight woven fabrics for the Main Fabric and the Lining; a very lightweight knit for the Scarf. for the pants: Woven fabric OR knit fabric with a moderate two-way stretch (approximately 15% - 30%) . Knit fabrics should be stable and medium-weight; woven stretch fabrics that are light-to-medium weight such as stretch twill, denim, or sateen can be used.

Supplies Needed:
- Sixties Scarf Top: 1/3 yd. of 45" wide lightweight woven fabric for the Main Fabric and ¼ yd. wide lightweight woven fabric for the Lining

- Stirrup Pants: ½ yd. of 45" wide fabric with a moderate (15% - 30%) two- way stretch. Knit fabrics should be medium-weight and stretch wovens can be light-to-medium weight.

- Top Scarf: 1/3 yd. of very lightweight knit fabric OR 1/6 yd. of very lightweight knit fabric is the stretch is on the crossgrain (see Note on the Page 7 Cutting Layout).
Scarf Top:
1. Matching thread
2. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim and clip seam allowances
4. Three medium-sized snaps OR 5" of Hook-and-Loop
5. Optional: a Frixion pen for marking loop placement
6. Optional: a hemostat for turning the Bodice to the RIGHT side

Stirrup Pants:
1. Matching thread
2. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim and clip seam allowances
3. One five-inch long piece of ¼" elastic
4. Two medium-sized snaps
5. Optional: a Frixion pen for marking dots
6. Optional: a pair of pliers for compressing bulky seams
7. Optional: ¼" graph paper to make the pattern piece for the pintucked fabric

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 51 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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