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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Vendor: Flossie Potter

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1970's Body Suit

Most of the time, I sew doll clothes because I see something new and cute on Pixie Faire. But, sometimes I need something in particular. I needed a turtleneck top, and this one has a real turtleneck, so you can make it as high as you need it. I needed tight sleeves to go under a jumper, which would ultimately go under a coat. So I needed something that wouldn't add bulk under all of those layers. The outfit also had tights, and I wanted the bodysuit feature to keep the tights up and smooth under the jumper. This pattern had all of the elements I needed. And it had a flat application closing which also helped reduce the bulk. As with all of Flossie's patterns, the instructions were clear and the fit was great.

Nora I.

Great instructions for a really nice pattern

I've made three of these so far and I'm impressed. The directions are very clear and thorough. The fit is perfect. I used knit ponte and it worked just fine. I really like this pattern.

Linda B.

The best "stay tucked" true turtle neck

I just finished my 5th version of this body suit and have to say it is so easy and a perfect fit. Great under hip huggers, jeans, jumpers, overalls , skirts ... seems like just about anything. A perfect winter staple.A wonderful pattern!


1970s body suit

Great piece to have for any era wardrobe. Works up fast and fits like a glove so that your doll is not always having to tuck in her shirt.


1970s Bodysuit

This is a great addition to the 70's collection. A must have for the hip hugger bell bottoms. Very easy and quick to make. Good instructions and photos .