The Liberty Jane® Kings Canyon Moto Vest designed to fit 18-inch dolls is the latest addition to the Outback Libby Collection! This darling hooded vest combines the spunky styling of a moto jacket with the casualness of a hoodie. When paired with the Kings Canyon Peplum Top, the blend of rugged and feminine capture the Australian style perfectly!
Design features for this fully lined vest include: double breasted moto styling with functioning buttons, trendy raw edge trim around the armhole, and a sporty knit hood. The vest is designed to have a loose fit and can be easily worn over a variety of other clothing items. It will also fit a variety of 18 inch dolls, including the larger pre-Mattel AG dolls!
Suggested fabrics in this PDF sewing pattern include cotton twill, linen, denim, canvas, faux leather, or suede. The knit hood works best in a mid-weight knit like french terry, sweatshirt fleece, cotton rib, or jersey. A printed cotton is a fun way to add a little ‘surprise and delight’ to the lining. Rayon and poly linings also work well.
-1/4 yard of fabric
-1/4 yard or scraps for lining
-Scrap of knit for hood (9" x 14”)
-5 - 1/4” buttons
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!
Very well designed, details look complex but instructions are straightforward to follow. It takes a bit more time to construct than many garments but it is worth it. I used microsuede for one vest and some mystery upholstery remnant for the other. Print quilting cotton for the lining. For the hood, my knit fabric was really lightweight, so I made a self-liner for the hood to give it more substance. I tacked the lining to the outside fabric along the seamline to hold it together. Splurged on metal snaps which (after a bit of practice) are really easy to install. My fabric wouldn't fray at the armhole trim but I just cut it to a generous 1/8" and the bias gave it a bit of a wave which looks just fine. Everyone who saw them wanted me to make a full size adult version! Very edgy for doll clothes! I paired with a the Harper skirt, a buttonfront mini skirt (not shown) and the moto pants, which are also great. My doll is a bit bigger in the torso, but this vest fit fine. Could cut it a bit bigger if you wanted a heavier top underneath.
I really liked this pattern. The instructions were well written and pictures made it easy to follow. I made this vest from recycled denim jeans and a thick knit fabric. The denim sewed up pretty well, and I was pleased with the results. I made working buttonholes. The vest sizing allows for a shirt to be worn underneath and still button up. I would like to make a couple more in different fabrics. When I trimmed the armhole bias, I used pinking shears, which made it very easy to fray the edges.
Easy to construct and easy to adapt.
This is such a great pattern! Simple to make and the pattern instructions were clear and easy to follow. The vest fit perfectly and looks wonderful. I would highly recommend this pattern. You won't be disappointed.