Make this delightful Victorian Coat and Bonnet ensemble that is sure to fill you with some Charles Dickens inspired Christmas spirit! This delightful Keepers Dolly Duds pattern is a long-time holiday favorite. The fully lined coat is topped with a nicely tailored removable Pelerine that wraps around the for extra warmth and protection from the elements as well as a bit of subtle elegance. The full length coat buttons down the front and flares out from the waist and the wide sleeves to make room for the wide Victorian style skirts and bell shaped sleeves. The fully lined bonnet exudes a simple elegance with an inner ruffle and tailored bow that frames the face and echos the trim that traces the outlines of the coat and sleeves.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: Coat and Bonnet in lightweight woven fabric such as wool flannel, linen, twill, cotton, or lightweight cordouroy. Not suitable for knits. Lining in lightweight woven fabric such as flannel, muslin, silk, or lining fabric. Not suitable for knits.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 33 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn 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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I really feel audacious, giving a Keepers pattern less than a five-star review, My ineptness is not your fault! I regard my self rather firmly in the "intermediate" skills level. But I got confused with the collar, sleeves. facings, lining. The progress through the steps seemed unconventional, and I just got lost. I will probably try again, as as I really like the look of this. But I can't say my overall experience has been five-star.