The Capri Pants Doll Clothes Pattern featured in the Liberty Jane Spring 2012 International Collection is now available! A fresh look for spring or summer, these capris are designed to fit an 18 inch American Girl ® Doll! This design is easy to sew because of the clearly illustrated step by step instructions! Your doll will look like she’s shopped at Hollister or Delias! PDF pattern includes 3 styles - Capris with a center back leg seam, knee-length Bermuda shorts, and short shorts. All styles have a front fly with elastic at the back of the waist, cute front welt pockets and belt loop detail complete the look.
The welt pockets are a darling design feature but may have you questioning if this pattern may be too difficult. Don't worry! The instructions have clearly illustrated pictures, but if you need a helping hand we have a great step by step video showing exactly how to sew the welt pocket! The LJ Moto Pants have the same design element, click the link to check out that Sew Along WIth Cinnamon Video.
Complete the look with the Liberty Jane Denim Jacket and Paradise Reverse Applique Tank Top!
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.
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Yhe shorts were fairly simple to make. but the back elastic doesn't seem to be snug enough to pull them in. I think I will use 3/8 inch wide elastic rather than 1/4 inch) next time and be sure it was short enough before sewing up the waistband.
I used this pattern to make some shorts and I found that they are the cutest ever! The pattern is a bit tricky but after making about six pairs of these, I'm getting the hang of them. Next I am going to make the capris. Since I am making a lot of them for a Christmas project, I have been forgoing the welt pocket for now. I will definitely make these again in the future though, and the pocket is on my techniques to try list!
I had some issues with the pattern not aligning (waistband issues). I adjusted and was very thankful it all worked out in the end. The pattern was just too complicated for a pair of pants for a doll. I'll stick with something more basic next time, but overall it has some really cute details that make them very realistic and a bit more couture than your average pant pattern.
As usual Liberty Jane has an excellent cut on the bum part of the pants. The only problem I had was that the finished product did not fit my doll properly at the hips or waist - probably because I have a less expensive AG doll. However, when I added 1" to the height of the waist and placed elastic in the waistline it fit nicely. Love your patterns Cinnamon.