(Revised and updated July 2020)
Capturing the style of Malibu Beach, these cropped pants will look perfect on your 18" doll! The doll clothes sewing pattern includes full color, easy to follow step by step instruction. Practice basic sewing skills while sewing the various design elements.
Also included with this PDF pattern are directions for making some really cute shorts for summer!
The cropped pants are pictured with the Liberty Jane Off The Shoulder Tee (made in a lightweight woven fabric) and the shorts are paired with the 123 Mulberry St Halter Dress (Top variation), both patterns available separately.
Recommended Fabrics: This sewing pattern is designed to use woven cotton fabrics.
-1/4 yard fabric (a fat quarter works great!)
-Elastic (1/4" width)
Skill Level: Easy/beginner. You will need the basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine and be familiar with sewing straight seams, gathering, and sewing a hem.
What You Get: One 16 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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These pants are adorable. I was exited to use the pattern. I am a fairly experienced seamstress (been sewing since I was old enough to learn how). The issue isn't that the patterns are hard. The issue is the pattern needs clarity on the pieces. The leg band looks to be a cut 2 piece but says cut 1. Also I agree with a previous review about the pictures not being very clear. I generally don't use the pictures unless I am trying to find out exactly how the designer envisioned or did the technique. For example the back pocket flaps - it is hard to see the details in the pictures to match the step by step instructions. Overall tho, this is a decent pattern and the pants are a good design.
Hi Sarah! Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it! We're happy to hear that you like the design. The pattern was updated to fix that pattern piece labeling issue, be sure to check your email for the notification to download the updated PDF if you'd like a new copy. Regarding the instruction photos, as mentioned this is a brand new document, updated with all new step by step photos and instructions. We've tried to show each step with as much clarity as possible, but it can be a challenge to show every detail in a photo. We'll take a look and see if there is some way we can add more clarity to that specific detail. Team Pixie Faire
I usually do not leave negative reviews, but felt obligated in this case. The pattern and instructions are very unprofessional. The pictures are blurry, the instructions have multiple grammatical errors ("your" does not mean the same thing as "you're") and the pattern pieces are hand drawn. For $6 I would expect much higher quality. I ended up not following the instructions and doing it my own way because I didn't like the number of raw edges that were going to be left on the inside. When doing waistbands or leg bands I like to encase all of the raw edges within them so there is a nice clean finish. I can see that this would be a pretty easy pattern for beginners, but if you are looking to make a quality, professional looking pair of pants, you are going to have to make some adjustments. This is the first negative experience I have had from Pixie Faire, I typically am a huge fan.
Hi Emily! We just wanted to circle back to this review and be sure you know that the Malibu Beach Cropped Pants pattern has been completely revised and updated to correct the issues you mentioned. The update includes all new step by step photos, newly written instruction,s and digitally drawn pattern pieces that have been trued and tested for accuracy. Team Pixie Faire
Easy pattern to follow and easy to do. Works well for beginning sewers
The only one I have had time to sew is the 1930's ruffled play dress. I am so very pleased with this pattern and will be making more of these dresses.
Everything works just as it should. Love the wishlist. These are the only patterns I use for making doll fashions. The Malibu Beach Cropped Pants for AG dolls are perfect. I have made 3 pairs so far. Moving to shorts next. Can't wait for more LJ patterns. Fran