The School Nativity pattern contains 18 pattern pages giving you everything you need to make all the costumes for your School Nativity play.
The PDF sewing pattern includes pattern pieces for three robe styles (which can be made in 2 different lengths), a baby doll, sandals, angel wings, a collar, a cloak, a jerkin, and a selection of crowns, hats and headdresses. That’s 20 pattern pieces in all, plus it includes full measurements for the rectangles used for different styles of headdress, swaddling bands, hoods, drapes, and other pieces that you may wish to add to the basic costumes.
All three gown styles fasten down the center back with snaps or hook and loop tape. The gown pattern can also be used back to front to make front-fastening robes if preferred. The simple sandal pattern is made of three layers, a felt sole, a suede, leather or vinyl middle layer with tabs and holes for lacing, and a felt inner sole.
What gives this pattern even more value is that many of the pieces in the pattern can be used for other projects too; whether that's Bible story pageants and plays, wizards and witches, pantomimes, character costumes from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, or as a general basis for Halloween costumes. All you need to bring to the sewing table is a fabric and trim stash, your 18" doll(s) and your imagination!
Recommended Fabrics: This pattern is designed mainly for woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, poplin, quilters cottons, broadcloth, chambray, lightweight denim, cotton drill or linen/cotton blends. However, knit fabrics can be used instead for most of the clothing if preferred. You will need beige or flesh colored knit fabric for the baby doll if you don’t plan on using a small doll for the Baby Jesus.Supplies Needed:
Skill Level: Easy to intermediate
What You Get: One 80 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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This pattern is so easy and fun to work on. I've made all the characters except the shepherds so far. I even used it to make a pastor's robe. I thought it was good to get started.
Very nicely made patterns and instructions.
Easy to make. The Angel turned out especially nice. I am not finished with the wise men yet but those gowns are going to be beautiful. There is a lot of detail in this pattern and options.
What a great pattern! This is a complete Nativity Scene. You'll be making enough costumes for all of your dolls, and wanting more. So far, I have made a Wise Man, a Shepherd, Mary, the Angel, and swaddling clothes. The pattern is easy to sew. The embellishments are limited only by your imagination. Be extravagant with your fabrics.
This is such a versatile pattern. You can make each outfit as complicated or as simple as you'd like. You can also make them as historical or as modern as you'd like. I had so much fun making these outfits as if a modern Sunday School was putting on a Nativity play. It was fun to use interesting fabrics and not have to strive to be period accurate. If you are interested, I used Prince Stephan from Carpatina (a slim hardbodied 18" doll) as Joseph without altering the pattern at all.