During the late 1930s through the 1950s a casual-wear staple in the female closet was a Playsuit. A typical Playsuit consisted of a one or two-piece outfit with short pants or bloomers worn at the beach or other casual warm-weather occasions, accompanied by a front-opening skirt that could be added or removed for a more covered look. A Playsuit set could be designed as beach wear with a bathing suit underlayer, as well as a casual outfit that could be worn during sports activities or outdoor events. The Forever 18 Inches Playsuit Skirt is an authentic reproduction of a vintage pattern. Features include a gathered skirt sewn into a fitted waistband, a front opening, and optional pockets. The skirt can close with button-covered snaps or hook and loop tape.
Three different waistband cutting lines are included to fit a range of 14" - 15" doll sizes. When you print this pattern, check to make sure that the scale is correct by measuring the 1” square scale on each page. Set the page margins on your printer to narrow and the print scale to none. When you begin sewing, pay special attention to the size of your seam allowances. This pattern was sized to fit snugly, and accurate seams are important to achieve a good fit. This pattern was sized on an American Girl WellieWishers™ Doll (Chest: 6-3/4", Waist: 5-7/8", Hips 7-3/4”) and Ruby Red Fashion Friends doll® (Chest: 7-1/8", Waist: 6-1/4", Hips: 7-3/4"). In addition, the pattern also fits Hearts for Hearts dolls® (Chest: 6-1/2", Waist: 5-3/4”, Hips: 7"), which have very similar measurements. The most critical measurement is the waist size. If your dolls' measurements are different from your doll of choice you may need to make adjustments to the pattern for an optimal fit. For a perfect fit, MEASURE YOUR DOLL'S WAIST while she's wearing the garment that will fit underneath the skirt before applying snaps or a hook and loop closure.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 14-15 inch dolls such as Hearts For Hearts Girls®, Ruby Red Fashion Friends®, and WellieWishers™.
Recommended Fabrics: Natural fabrics such as quilter's cotton, seersucker, lightweight denim, or lightweight chambray. All fabrics should have a tight weave.
Fabric: ¼ yd. 45" wide fabric
1. Matching thread
2. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances
3. ¼" Graph Paper to make the pattern for the Skirt
4. Six ¼” buttons (for use with snaps only)
5. Five or Six medium-sized snaps OR buttons (to be used with buttonholes)
6. Fray Check
7. Optional: Contrast thread for topstitching
8. Optional: Two 3/8" x 6" wide strips of lightweight iron-on interfacing
9. Cellophane tape to tape the graph paper together
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 21 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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