Brave the winter in this Laura Ingalls Wilder inspired Victorian Era coat and hood. The fully lined coat has a flared back that gives it an elegant drape and plenty of room for full skirts and the trim tailored front buttons down the front from the neckline to the lower front cut-away. The turned down edges of the two patch pockets are fastened with matching buttons. The front opening, hemline, and sleeves can be finished with decorative embroidery or trim and for added interest, the sleeve cuffs, pocket linings, and collar can be made in a complementary fabric. The fully lined hood is made separately from the coat and is tied on with an attached scarf. It can be finished with decorative machine embroidery and tassels.
This PDF sewing pattern by Thimbles and Acorns is sized to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Suggested Fabrics: Coat and Hood in light to medium weight wool, wool flannel, wool suiting, linen, or twill. Not suitable for knits. Coat and Hood Lining in lightweight polyester lining, cotton, sateen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.
Coat ~ 3/4 yard (.75 m)
Coat Lining ~ 1/2 yard (.5 m)
Hood ~ 2/3 yard (.6 m)
Hood Lining ~ 2/3 yard (.6 m)
Thread. Coat ~ eleven 3/8-inch buttons; 14-inch by 10 inch piece of non-woven lightweight fusible interfacing. Hood ~ two 1-inch tassels.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 31 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn 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.
I hand build and sell Philadelphia Mummer dolls. Mummer's are well known for costumes! I've bought through time a list of patterns. Make adjustments for my needs. This is a 20's flapper and is two patterns I bought from this sight. One of, being this winter coat. EVERYTHING I've bought to date are great affordable patterns! What I like the most is the download and print!
I had no problems with the construction of the doll jacket. The instructions were easy to follow and the jacket looks great! Working on the skirt now!
Nice clear instructions, helpful pictures, and they turned out great! My 11-year old daughter completed the dress and bonnet by herself :)
This coat is a beautifully drafted pattern with traditional tailored details. It is fun to sew with just enough detail to keep your interest without being overly challenging. The end result is stunning. I made the coat in a fine navy blue wool with a red lining and trimmed it with a red feather stitch in rayon embroidery thread. Another fabulous pattern from Thimbles and Acorns.
I've made a long pseudo historic coat for a 70cm male doll with this pattern. It was very easy to modify and looked elegant when finished. I made it in a wool broadcloth with an interlining (for body) and a full lining. Because this was for a male doll, I omitted the hood entirely and used braid frogs for a closure.