With the 1860s Sack Coat and Pants Enlisted Civil War Uniform your doll can dress as a Union or Confederate soldier. This historical PDF pattern designed by Thimbles and Acorns will fit most 18-inch dolls.
During the Civil War it was not uncommon for boys as young as 12 years of age to enlist as drummer boys. Though they weren’t technically soldiers, they were still close to the battle lines and often took up arms when battles became heated. This uniform is patterned after the standard pants and sack coat issued to enlisted men and is the same style worn by Johnny Clem, who at 9 years of age became the youngest soldier of the Civil War… actually, of any American war.
This pattern has been carefully researched with close attention to detailing. The pants have a fly front with a small working silver button and two front pockets. The jacket features a unique pocket in the front that is accessed through the front placket. The jacket is fully lined … just like the original.
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! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn 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.Download, Print, Sew!
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I sewed this up and I appreciate the historical details in the pattern to create an authentic feel.
The pattern seems easy enough to follow. I haven't made the outfit yet because I have not found any suitable fabric the right colors. I wanted to make a Union and Confederate uniform.
Exactly the pattern I needed for my Civil War scene. Following the detailed info in the pattern, I chose black trouser stripes. That guided me toward a Civil War hospital scene. I added a couple of hand drafted pattern pieces, canteen and haversack, to go with the outfit, plus Thimbles' "Kepi Cap" pattern. Perfect outfit. My favorite part was the hidden inner pocket on the coat. A perfect place to carry a letter or photo from home.
Great pattern, perfect fit and instructions are clear and easy to follow.
I love the patterns this company puts out. So authentic and easy to follow instructions, and of course always a perfect fit.