Brave the winter in this Laura Ingalls Wilder inspired Union Suit by Thimbles and Acorns. Union suits first came on the market as part of the rational dress movement for women in 1868. Originally called the "Emancipation Under-Flannel" it was designed as an alternative to restricting corsets. Their practical design soon made them popular among men as well. This one piece undergarment is based on the traditional design that is still popular today and can be made for either boys or girls. It fastens in the front with five buttons and features a functional dropseat that closes with four. For those that have experience making buttonholes, it is a quick and easy pattern to make. For those that want to learn to make buttonholes, this long underwear pattern is a great way to develop your skills!
This PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®. Watch for more sizes for other doll types coming soon to Pixie Faire!
Recommended Fabrics: Union Suit in stretch knits only: Interlock, jersey, spandex blends, cotton, or t-shirt knit with 60% stretch across the grain. Suitable for stripes.
Union Suit ~ 1/2 yard (.5 m)
Thread. Union Suit ~ Nine 3/8-inch buttons, 6-inch by 3-inch piece of non-woven fusible interfacing.
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 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.
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