The Flossie Potter Tuscan Winter Set is based on the Tuscan Lambs Wool Hat, a style that was popular with girls and women from all walks of life in the late 1960s to early 1970s. A synthetic version made the hat affordable.
The set includes two patterns -- A lined fur hat that surrounds the head with warmth and ties under the neck with balls of fur at the ends of the cords, and another for fur mittens with ribbed cuffs.
This Easy Plus PDF sewing pattern gives you 11 pages of step-by-step instructions with full-color photo illustrations to show you how to make your own Tuscan Winter Set for your 18" doll such as American Girl®. There are also 2 pages of printable summary instructions (to save on printer ink) and 2 pages of full-size pattern pieces.
The hat and mittens in this pattern will also fit Bitty Baby with no adjustments!
Pair the set with the Flossie Potter "Little '50s Swing Coat" for a really cute winter outfit!
-1/4 yd stretch fur (like bathrobes)
-1/4 yd stretch satin (for lining)
-20 inches of 1/8" cord
-2 cotton balls
-Ribbing remnant ( need 1½" x 10")
-Single-hole throat plate and wide-hole throat plate
-Tapestry needle (large eye for threading cord)
Skill Level: Easy Plus
What You Get: One 18 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!
My best results for the hat was to use stretch fabric as was indicated in the supply list. I did not have cording for the hat so I braided 6 strands of cotton yarn and made tassels at the end instead of cotton balls. The mittens were so easy! After making an assortment of mittens, I decided I liked them just a little shorter so placed the pattern closer to the ribbing.
This went together quickly and easily, and looks adorable. My daughter wanted to use a woven, and I was skeptical about it working, since the directions call for a stretchy fabric, but it worked just fine. the fit is great, and even though our set doesn't have stretch, my 8 year old is able to get it on and and off her doll easily by herself.
This set is very quick and easy to make. Using a template for the gloves and step by step instructions for sewing the hat. A great addition for your winter wardrobe.
This is an easy to make set that adds just the right touch to a coat or jacket for winter. Excellent directions as usual and a great attention to detail!
A great pattern to complete a winter outfit. Clear directions make it so easy to put together and you will produce an adorable set . Loved the simplified method of making the little mittens as well!