Tailcoat and Vest Multi-sized Pattern for Regular and Slim 18" Boy Dolls

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The tailcoat was the must have article of clothing for any man of at least middle class standards since the Regency era. It was high in the back of the neck, fitted in the back, chest and abdomen, had long tails and the wide lapels so distinctive of the period. It could be either single or double breasted and could be worn open or closed. It was cut high in front so that even when closed a strip of the waistcoat ( or modern vest) could be seen beneath. The modern tailcoat is very similar with the original ones except the collar shape which is a more relaxed style.
Pattern includes photographic sewing instructions to make a Tailcoat and a Vest and all pattern components come in two sizes:
~ Sized to fit 18 inch larger dolls such as American Girl® and
~ Sized to fit the 18" slim Carpatina Boy Dolls

Recommended Fabrics: Fine wool, cotton, linen for the tailcoat and brocades for the vest

Supplies Needed:
- 1/2 yard main fabric
- 1/4 yard lining fabric
- 1 Snaps or button for closure
- Matching thread

Skill Level:  Intermediate

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.

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Helen R.
United States United States

Love this

Since I’m a novice with doll clothes, I was nervous making it, but it was easier than it looked. Worked up easy. Love this pattern.

Tracy Q.

Great Pattern

I had a little bit of trouble figuring out the directions toward the end of the pattern. I had to do the coat and the vest 1 full time (the wrong way) before I could figure it out. Again, I am not an accomplished sewer so it may be nothing wrong at all with the directions. I would have preferred the sew lines dashed out in white so I knew where to sew or directions where not to sew. Once I messed it up the first time, I did figure it out on my own. This may have nothing to do with the pattern at all but if you are like me you should check and recheck that you understand the directions (and buy double the fabric). All in all, it was a great leaning experience and I really enjoyed this pattern.

Sue Y.
United Kingdom

Great Pattern

Wanted a pattern I could adapt slightly to fit a home made puppet. A great pattern, very easy to follow sewing instructions. My only complaint is I had to donload two patterns, one for the Tuxedo jacket and one for the shirt. Shame they didn’t come as one.

Linda P.
United States

Tail coat pattern

I love this pattern! I bought a tuxedo on line and tried to take it apart so I could make a pattern. It wasn’t that easy and it didn’t look very good. This pattern is just what I was looking for so my boy doll would go with my bride. Thank you PixievFaire

Carol L.

Tailcoat and vest review

The finished product is great. I struggled a bit with directions for the sleeves but eventually figured it out. Very pleased with the tailcoat and vest that I made. Thank you.