The Liberty Jane® Malibu Libby: Avila Aviator Jacket PDF Pattern designed to fit an 18 inch doll, such as American Girl® or Tonner My Imagination™, is definitely a statement piece!
Your doll will look chic and trendy with this classic bomber style jacket. All the details are spot on from the realistic zip placket to the knit bands trimming the edges. This jacket is fully lined and features raglan sleeves, and a fully functioning front separating zipper. *Zip placket is optional and jacket can be made with out it.
There are so many looks you can achieve with this jacket depending on your fabric choice. For an urban look, try a satin, nylon or faux leather/suede. For a contemporary, girly look, try a floral print in cotton or rayon. The raglan sleeves also make it fun to combine solid and print together. Have fun creating your fashionable aviator style jacket!
Bonus - Tips included to shorten any length separating zipper! Pattern is designed to use a 5" length, but you can easily use a 6" or longer length zipper too.
Suggested fabrics include satin, nylon, poly lining, rayon, print quilting cotton, swetshirt fleece, sequined knit, amd more. Ribbed knit is used for neck, cuffs, and waistband; and can be bought by the yard or upcycled from a variety of clothing items.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner, You will need the basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine and be familiar with sewing straight seams. Jacket has a functional zipper, a zipper foot is needed. This is a great pattern to learn the zipper instalation technique!
What You Get: One 29 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. This pattern includes a 3 page Summary of Instructions section so you can print out just the text version if desired to save on printer ink! 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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Easy directions and great results. The jacket is so cute, and while it seems to be just the right fit, I'm going to make the next one a bit bigger so that a top can be worn underneath it. Now, on my list, is the same jacket for the 14 1/2" dolls.
I enjoyed making this jacket a lot. The instructions were great and I had no problem sewing it up.
Finding a zipper was the hardest part