The Edwardian Walking Suit, by Just 4 Us Dolls, is a four piece ensemble inspired by fashion for young ladies around the turn of the century. This beautiful look includes a hat, vest with a pleated peplum, fitted skirt with back pleats and Gibson Girl blouse for 18" dolls. The vest and skirt use buttons or snaps for closure while the blouse closes in the back with hook & loop tape. The easy to follow instructions include step-by-step pictures to help even less experienced sewers create a beautiful garment.
Suggested Fabrics: The suggested fabric for the skirt, vest & hat is mid-weight wovens such as twill, linen or a mid-weight cotton blend. Suggested blouse fabric is lightweight woven or lightweight satins/polyester. Polyester apparel lining will work well for the vest and hat lining.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 21 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. 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!
I always enjoy sewing historical clothes pattern for my 18 inch dolls. Overall the pattern was easy to follow. However the pictures for construction of the hat were not very clear. My numerous years of sewing clothes for adults made it a little easier. The entire outfit was a bit small and snug fitting.
I wanted to make a suffragette costume for a charity event and your pattern was perfect. I used the sleeves from the blouse on the vest in order to make a jacket and then made a full slip based on the blouse pattern. I used the Gennie Wren Boater Hat pattern and made a hat out of white yarn to finish the look.
This pattern makes a beautifully detailed Edwardian outfit. The pattern pieces fit together without difficulty. The instructions are concise and easy to follow...so much fun to make! The blouse is especially pretty and blends in well with late Victorian skirts and jackets.