The popular Summer in Paris outfit can now be yours with this pdf sewing pattern designed to fit your 18 inch American Girl® doll. This bundled set includes two top styles that worn layered together or each on their own.
The Blouse features a simple design with a comfortable fit. Loose enough to be worn over a pair of jeans, but fitted enough to be tucked into your favorite skirt! It features dainty little puff sleeves gathered at both the armscye and the hemline. The top is open all the way in the back for easy on and off dressing. It can be finished with hook and loop tape or snaps if desired.
The Tank Top features a streamlined fit with straps made in self-fabric. The gathered detail at center front is a cute design detail but can be left off for a more casual look. The tank top opens/closes in the back with hook and loop tape.
Pair the tops with the Liberty Jane Pleated Skirt to achieve the cover look! The blouse also looks great paired with the Harper Skirt. So many ways to mix and match these tops, they're sure to become a wardrobe staple!
Skill Level: Intermediate. You will need the basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine and be familiar with sewing straight seams and zigzag seams. This pattern teaches how to sew a narrow hem, use gathering stitches, sew on Hook and loop tape, and sew a simple knit tank top. Skills needed are basic, but the techniques and fabrics require patience and attention to detail.
What You Get: One 19 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!
I made the blouse, which is darling--love the sleeves! However, I didn't like the directions for the neckline, so I made the neckline with facing. It turned out beautifully! I prefer facing, rather than just turning the collar edge under. Liberty Jane patterns are among my favorites!
I just used this pattern to make a beautiful outfit. I found the pattern very easy to work with. I tend to change my patterns, and used the darling strap top attached to long tapered pants out of a red/yellow/white plaid fabric. I made a short-sleeved pale yellow blouse to match, AND add a long skirt that is open in the front, trailing longer in back, of the same pale yellow fabric. Topped it with a wide brimmed plaid hat, decorated with bold yellow roses, dark green leaves. The 18" doll is African-American with long, black hair and brown eyes. What a look! I truly recommend this pattern to everyone. I think even a beginner could make a gorgeous outfit. Thanks Pixie Faire!
Loved sewing this top, as always with Liberty Jane Patterns the instructions were easy to follow. Cute top that can dress up of be casual depending on fabric choice!