Pioneer boys who took part in America's westward expansion dressed like their fathers, in loose-fitting clothing sewn from sturdy materials like homespun, twill, or denim. This three-piece ensemble is suitable for American boys, ages 10 and up, from the 1830s through the 1860s.
With this PDF pattern, you can make a shirt, trousers and cap for your 18" boy doll. The boy's work shirt has a one-piece collar with stand, button front placket, dropped shoulders, and full sleeves gathered to fitted cuffs. The boot-cut trousers have a high waist, working front pockets, faux front fly, and top-stitching detail. The Y-back suspenders have faux-suede tabs that button onto the trousers. The bonus newsboy cap has a paneled crown topped with a fabric-covered button.
Recommended Fabrics: Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics
-1/3 yard lightweight woven fabric such as homespon, gingham, chambray, or shirting fabric. Wrong side of fabric will be visible on shirt placket, so select a fabric without an obvious "right" vs. "wrong" side.
-1/3 yard medium-weight woven fabric such as cotton twill, linen suiting, or featherwale corduroy.
-1/4 yard light- to medium-weight woven fabric.
-1/4 yard lightweight woven fabric such as Imperial batiste or Bemberg rayon.
-Coordinating thread; scrap (6" x 8") of lightweight fusible interfacing; scrap (3" x 4") of synthetic microfiber suede; scrap (2" x 6") of buckram or heavyweight sew-in interfacing; 1 yard 1/2" cotton twill tape; 5 - 3/8" shirt buttons; 6 - 3/8" trouser buttons; 3/4" cover button kit; 1/4 yard 3/8" elastic
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 24 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!
In the late 17th and early 18th centuries a coat was a relatively straight loose...
I was concerned about the suspenders but went ahead and purchased the pattern. So glad I did. Suspenders are quite easy as well as the rest of the outfit. Granddaughter loves it.
The pattern created a really nice outfit with lots of details including pockets, great hat and suspenders. Very easy- to -follow instructions! Thank you. So very nice to sew special outfits for my granddaughter's American Girl Boy doll.
Very Good although the suspenders gave me quite a bit of work