Reminiscent of the smart military-themed 1950’s drugstore uniforms, this adorable boys’ outfit consists of pull on pants with an elasticated waist and a top-stitched flat fell seam on the outer legs. The fitted short-sleeved shirt and vest are made as one and both close in the front with hook and loop tape with buttons to finish. The shirt has a top-stitched collar, front and cuffs. The lined vest front sports a small pocket on the left with a faux handkerchief corner. The starched cap has top-stitched bias trim. Add a straw Boater hat for a 1920’s ‘Great Gatsby’ or Barbershop outfit. Links for super dolly-sized Diner printables have also been included. This relatively easy and versatile pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied boy dolls such as American Girl®.
Create a coordinating outfit for 18" sister dolls with the Little Miss Muffett Roadhouse Roller Skater Pattern, also available at Pixie Faire.
Fabric Used: The Cap, Shirt and Vest were made using Quilters’ Cotton. The Vest was lined with Lightweight Cotton. Twill, Lightweight Denim and Quilters’ Cotton were used for the pull-on Pants. A Bias strip was used as trim on the Cap.
Shirt, Cap & Handkerchief : Quilters’ Cotton - 12” x 20”
Vest Front & Pocket : Quilters’ Cotton - 8” x 10”
Vest Back & Back Neck Facing : Quilters’ Cotton - 10” x 10”
Vest Front Lining : Lightweight Cotton - 8” x 10”
Pants : Lightweight Denim, Twill or Quilters’ Cotton - 12” x 22”
Buttons : Shirt - 4 x ¼” wide : Vest - 3 x ¼” wide
Bias Trim for Cap – DIY or Purchased : 13” x 5/8” wide (folded)
Hook & Loop Tape : 6 ½” x 3/8” wide (Shirt - 3 ¼” x 3/8” wide : Vest - 3 ¼” x 3/8” wide)
Elastic for Pants : 11” x ¼” wide
Fusible Webbing for Cap and Pocket Seams : 3” x 3”
Matching Thread, Contrast thread for top-stitching, Marking Pen, Bodkin or 2 Small Safety Pins, Point Turner, Clear Tape, general sewing supplies.
A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10’, a Walking Foot, a General Purpose Foot and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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Very nice pattern
I loved doing this pattern. It looks so smart when finished and the possibilities are endless. There is so much attention to detail with this pattern and the results are more than worth it. A great pattern with great instructions. The hardest thing was the fabric choices.