Although not historically accurate, your 18-inch doll will look beautiful in this late Regency, early Victorian era Horse Riding Habit which consists of Pantaloons, Skirt, Jacket, Stock, Top Hat and Gloves, by Little Miss Muffett. The Jacket features a beautiful pleated Fantail Bustle at the back which is trimmed with a large bow. The back is also Princess cut for a more fitted look; the Fantail, together with the soft folded front collar and cuffs are lined with contrasting fabric. The jacket front, collar and cuffs are trimmed with decorative Braid. The front closes with Hook and Loop Tape and two decorative buttons are stitched in place. The long, full-gathered Skirt has a train at the back, a waistband and closes at the back with a snap. The Stock sits inside the Jacket, closes with a Snap in front and is decorated with a small tie pin or button. The ankle-length Pantaloons have elastic in the waist and are trimmed with lace and ribbon. The fully lined Top Hat has a wired brim for shape (optional), a long net scarf is tied around the base and a large flower or feathers are attached to the hat side and brim for decoration. The Gloves add a finishing touch to the outfit. This relatively easy pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Fabric Used: I used Light Weight Chambray, Light Weight Linen and Cotton for the Jackets. The Skirts, Jacket Contrasts and Top Hats were made from Light Weight Linen, Shantung, Satin, Quilters’ Cotton and Shot Rayon. The Stocks were made using Voile, and soft Netting was used for the Top Hat Scarves. Quilters’ Cotton was used for the Pantaloons and Elastane for the Gloves. Satin Ribbon, Nylon Lace, Braid, Beads and Silk Flowers were used for trimming.
Pantaloons : Quilters’ Cotton - 10” x 20”
Jacket : Quilters’ Cotton / Medium to Light Weight Woven Fabric - 14” x 46”
Skirt : Quilters’ Cotton / Medium to Light Weight Woven Fabric - 16” x 28”
Jacket Contrast : Quilters’ Cotton, Satin, Taffeta, Shantung - 42” x 12”
Stock : Voile, Chiffon, Georgette - 17 ¾” x 4 ½”
Hat: Medium to Light Weight Woven Fabric - 22” x 22”
Lining: Light Weight Woven Fabric (if using different fabric from above) - 9” x 14”
Top Hat Stiffening : Needle Punch / Compressed Batting - 13 ½” x 12”
Gloves : Lycra®, Spandex, Elastane - 10” x 3”
Top Hat Scarf : Soft Net - 10” x 22”
Elastic : Pantaloons – Waist - 3/8” wide x 10 ½”
Lace : Pantaloons - Hem Edges : 6 ½” x ¾” wide per leg - 15” x ¾” wide
Ribbon: Pantaloons - Hem Edges : 6 ½” x 1/4” wide per leg - 25” x ¼” wide (incl. Bows)
Buttons : Jacket - 2 x 3/8” wide
Braid : Jacket - Decorative Braid - 25” x ¼” wide
Beads : Jacket - Front & Sleeve Cuffs - 8 x Oval or Bugle Beads ¼” long
Hook & Loop Tape for Jacket Closure - 1” x 3/8” wide
Snaps: Skirt Closure - Size 1 (3/8” wide) x 1 Snap
Snaps: Stock Closure - Size 00 (7.5mm wide) x 1 Snap
Wire for Top Hat (Optional) : 23” x #23 Millinery Wire, or 23” x 26 gauge (or finer) Florist Wire
Template Plastic or Card for Gloves : 5” square
Top Hat Decorations : Silk Roses or Flowers as desired
Small Decorative Button or Tie Pin for Stock
Clear Tape; Matching Thread; Erasable Marking Pen; Rotary Cutter (Optional); Teflon™ Sheet; Paper / Craft Adhesive; Doll-sized Pressing Tools; Point Turner; ¾” (18mm) Bias Tape Maker; 1” wide Fork for Bows; Pinking Shears; Side Cutter for Wire; general sewing supplies.
A ‘Universal Stretch Needle – 75/11’ ; ‘Universal 40/80 Twin Needle’; ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/12’, a Walking Foot, a General Purpose Foot and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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