1970s Body Suit 18" Doll Clothes

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The Body Suit was a popular item of clothing in the 1970s.  These long-sleeved, fitted stretch turtleneck tops connected between the legs to stay tucked into skirts, slacks, and jumpers. 

The Flossie Potter 1970s Body Suit is based on that style.  It also features raglan sleeves and a wide, fold-down turtleneck collar (rather than a mock-turtleneck).

The PDF sewing pattern contains 12 pages of full-color step-by-step instructions, 3 pages of summary instructions (to save on printer ink), and 4 pages of full-size pattern pieces.

Pair the Body Suit with the Flossie Potter Hip-Hugger Bell Bottoms or the Genniewren Swirly Pants

Supplies Needed:
-1/3 yd stretch knit (MUST stretch from 4" at rest to 5½" at full stretch)
(Not suitable for lycra or spandex)
-6½ inches of 5/8" wide hook-and-loop tape
-7 inches of 1/8" wide elastic
-Point turner
-Single-hole and wide-hole throat plates

Skill Level: Easy Plus

What You Get: One 22 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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Lisa A.
United States United States

Great for Layering

Was surprised at how much I liked this! It’s different than just a long sleeve t-shirt, with the raglan sleeves and high turtleneck, and the fit is excellent. It’s perfect under a jumper, skirt or pants.

Carly Z.
United States United States


Love this pattern. Great instructions.

Nancy D.
United States

Awesome pattern

Easy. I love this pattern. No problems. I had been concerned with the elastic at the legs but found it easier than anticipated

Pixie Faire 1970s Body Suit 18 Doll Clothes Review
Patricia A.
United States

Body Suits are back

Somehow the conversation of bodysuits came up with my granddaughter and I explained why I loved them so much (for myself). She said she saw them in the store and didn't know what they were. I didn't know they even came back! So it was so much fun to find and sew this pattern, which was quite easy to do; and gave me ideas for faster construction of my own.to fi

Pat A.
Long Island, New York

Loved, Loved, Loved this pattern

I love to wear bodysuits myself, so I was very excited to see this pattern. It was so much fun to make. The directions were really great and it turned out so well. I used a tee shirt for the fabric choice. It was one of those projects that make you happy because the end result is so much better than the amount of effort involved.

Pixie Faire 1970s Body Suit 18 Doll Clothes Review