1950s Department Store 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Flossie Potter's two-piece "1950s Department Store" suit evokes a time when shopping was a grand affair. With this intermediate level pdf sewing pattern that's designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®, you can create several unique styles just by adding or removing some of its features or changing your fabric choice.

Make the sweet jacket with or without the contrasting shawl collar. Turn its 3/4 sleeves into short sleeves by omitting the contrasting cuffs.

The five-paneled gored skirt creates an A-line effect and features optional contrasting faux pockets. Its waistband is flat in the front and elasticized in back. Wear the skirt without the jacket and pair it with Flossie Potter's "Jellies" top for the Sock Hop.

For a more formal look, complete the suit with a cute new pattern hack for the crop top from Flossie Potter's "Town & Country Set." Then take the brass elevator to the third floor to shop 'til you drop! 

See the complete collection from FLOSSIE POTTER HERE!

Recommended Fabrics: 

Main fabric: cotton, seer sucker, light weight wool Contrast fabric: cotton, high-quality flannel, light weight velvet
Lining fabric: batiste, silk, satin.


Supplies Needed:

  • Main fabric: 1/3 yd of 44” wide
  • Contrast fabric: 1/4 yd
  • Lining: 1/4 yd
  • Waistband: approximately 8 inches of 3/8” wide elastic
  • Helpful tools: pinking shears, sleeve board, point turner

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 20 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! This pdf sewing pattern contains 12 pages of instructions with full-color assembly photos, 3 pages of pattern pieces, and 2 pages of printable summary instructions. 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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Linda L.
United States United States

This is too cute

Completely love this pattern. This went together so easily and smoothly and is ADORABLE. I did "cheat" and use 10" of .5" elastic in the waistband instead of using the pattern guide for the elastic. If you choose to do that, then you can sew the skirt panels in any order. I cannot believe how easy the jacket was and how "finished" it looks..just a cute little suit!

Jozel W.
United States United States

Cute new pattern

This is a sweet 2-piece set that is quick to make. The contrast pockets on the skirt are a nice touch and can be made of either contrasting or matching fabrics. The jacket is completely lined but don't let this scare you away--the instructions clearly show you what to do and you will end up with a darling jacket. This pattern is a great addition to your doll pattern wardrobe!