1930s Playsuit 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Just right for play on a hot summer's day, this delightful 1930s style playsuit by Keepers Dolly Duds, is an outfit made for fun times with friends at the park. The 1930s inspired design buttons in the back with three buttons (hook and loop tape or snaps can be used if preferred) and features a smart looking sailor collar that is sewn into the shoulder seams. View A is sleeveless with faced armscyes and flared legs. View B has short puffed sleeves and legs that are gathered with elastic. Complete the look with a fabric belt to cinch the roomy bodice at the waistline.

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Suggested Fabrics: Playsuit in light to medium weight woven fabric such as cotton lawn, quilting cotton, chambray, rayon blends. Bow in lightweight woven fabric such as voile, lawn, shirting, or lightweight silk.

Supplies Needed:

Fabric

  • 1/2-yard (0.5 m) fabric for playsuit
  • 4-inch (10 cm) square for bow

Notions

  • Thread
  • 12-inches (30 cm) 1/8-inch (3 mm) wide trim (optional - hand or machine embroidery can be used if preferred)
  • Three 3/8-inch (9 mm) buttons (snaps or hook and loop tape can be used if preferred)
  • 12-inch (30 cm) square lightweight fusible interfacing
  • 1/2-inch to 5/8-inch (12 - 15 mm) slider buckle
  • View B only - 2/3-yard (0.6 m) 1/8-inch (3 mm) wide elastic

Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Small knitting needle or point turner

 

Skill Level: Intermediate
 

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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JG
04/04/2020
Jane G.
United States United States
Just darling!

As usual, very clear instructions and a well-fitting garment.

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JP
04/03/2020
Juliann P.
United States United States
1930's Playsuit

Absolutely love this pattern. As with all of Keepers Dolly Duds patterns, the instructions were easy to understand and the fit was perfect. I have been a fan of this designer for many years and have 80% of her patterns. I love every one of them and am always waiting for the next, new release!

BE
04/03/2020
Beth E.
United States United States
A very fun pattern!

I really enjoyed using this pattern, and I have made three different outfits from it. On one of the outfits, I added an overskirt and made it into a Victorian Bathing Suit. It is very easy to make this pattern.

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S
03/20/2020
Sewbig
United States United States
Keepers' 1930's Playsuit

Another great Keepers pattern. Great fit. Great instructions. It could be modern or vintage with the change of fabrics. I love nautical, so mine is navy Kona with 1/4" Middy Braid. I love the look of the gathered sleeves and rompers. I used buttons instead of a bow.

Sewbig verified customer review of 1930s Playsuit 18 Doll Clothes Pattern