School Nativity 18" Doll Clothes

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The School Nativity pattern, by Genniewren Designs, contains 18 pattern pages giving you everything you need to make all the costumes for your School Nativity play.

The PDF sewing pattern includes pattern pieces for three robe styles (which can be made in 2 different lengths), a baby doll, sandals, angel wings, a collar, a cloak, a jerkin, and a selection of crowns, hats and headdresses. That’s 20 pattern pieces in all, plus it includes full measurements for the rectangles used for different styles of headdress, swaddling bands, hoods, drapes, and other pieces that you may wish to add to the basic costumes.

All three gown styles fasten down the center back with snaps or hook and loop tape. The gown pattern can also be used back to front to make front-fastening robes if preferred. The simple sandal pattern is made of three layers, a felt sole, a suede, leather or vinyl middle layer with tabs and holes for lacing, and a felt inner sole.

What gives this pattern even more value is that many of the pieces in the pattern can be used for other projects too; whether that's Bible story pageants and plays, wizards and witches, pantomimes, character costumes from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, or as a general basis for Halloween costumes. All you need to bring to the sewing table is a fabric and trim stash, your 18" doll(s) and your imagination!

Recommended Fabrics:  This pattern is designed mainly for woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, poplin, quilters cottons, broadcloth, chambray, lightweight denim, cotton drill or linen/cotton blends. However, knit fabrics can be used instead for most of the clothing if preferred. You will need beige or flesh colored knit fabric for the baby doll if you don’t plan on using a small doll for the Baby Jesus. 

Supplies Needed:
Robe style 1:
- 34” x 17” of non-directional fabric, or half a yard of directional fabric.
Robe style 2:
- 16” x 30” of non-directional fabric, or half a yard of directional fabric for the main part of the robe,
- 16” x 10” for the contrast center front panel of the robe.
Robe Style 3:
- 2 toning or contrasting fat quarters (18” x 22”).
- One fat quarter (18” x 22”) of fur fabric, Minkee, or wool fabric etc.
- 21” x 16” fabric,
- 21” x 16” lining fabric
-9" of 1" wide ribbon for the neck binding.
- 8” x 8” fabric, plus 8” x 8” lining fabric
- 9" bias binding tape for the neckline.
- 10” x 7” flesh colored knit fabric (with the stretch across the 10”).
- 24" x 4" white cotton or cotton blend fabric for the swaddling bands
- 8” x 4” felt for the soles and inner soles,
- 6” x 4” vinyl, leatherette, pleather, suede or Ultrasuede® for the sandals,
- 1.5 yards of string, thonging or narrow (⅛” wide) satin ribbon for the sandal straps.
Angel wings:
- 22” x 10” satin or metallic fabric
- 16” x 7” heavyweight interfacing
- 44” of 1/4” wide ribbon
Turban headdress:
- 16” x 10” for the turban
- 6” x 4” for the cockade
- 6” x 20” fabric,
- 6” x 20” heavyweight interfacing,
Fabric Crown:
- 6” x 13.5” gold metallic fabric,
- 3” x 13.5” heavyweight interfacing
Card Crown:
- 13” x 3” metallic cardstock
Mary’s headdress:
- 18” x 11” white cotton or polycotton fabric
Shepherd headdress:
- 21” x 11” fabric
Hooded drape
- 18” x 11” cotton fabric
Toga style drape:
- 5” x 42” fabric
Baby Blanket
- 12” x12” woven fabric

As well as the fabric requirements, you will also need:
- A selection of trims (e.g. ribbons, braid, rick rack, lace etc.) for the angel and magi costumes,
- 9.5” of bias tape for each gown neckline, (use ⅝” wide single fold purchased bias tape, or cut 1.25” strips from leftover fabric).
- Ribbon, string or cord for the tie belts,
- Sequins, beads or sew on gemstones as desired.


Skill Level:  Easy to intermediate

What You Get: One 80 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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