This listing offers Flossie Potter's 1980s Workout Wardrobe bundled with the "Sports & Dance Bag" to carry all of your doll's necessities to the gym! These patterns are available separately but here you can buy them bundled together and save!
Flossie Potter's "1980s Workout Wardrobe" is an iconic design for exercise wear. Its interchangeable pieces allow you to create many combinations. The leotard has long straps and low waistline; the "tee-o-tard" is an off-shoulder tee shirt that tapers and connects between the legs to keep it tucked in. The open-toed leg portions can connect to either the leotard or tee-o-tard to create the illusion of leggings underneath without the bulk of extra fabric or waistband, and it's made of stretch fabric which makes it very easy to put on and take off.
Accessories include very '80s stirrup leg warmers, wrist bands, and a headband.
This 15-page PDF sewing pattern is a labeled as "Easy Plus" because it sews up quickly. Even less-experienced seamstresses can make it easily if they practice a zigzag stitch on stretch fabric.
Skill Level: Easy Plus
Sports Bag Pattern Description:
Make Flossie Potter's realistic doll-size Sports & Dance Bag with BONUS ID Tag for your 18" dolls. The cylindrical bag is lined and zips across the top so that nothing falls out. Two different strap lengths can be made to carry the bag either over the shoulder or across the chest. And there's even a bonus pattern for a miniature ID Tag!
The bag can be plain, or you can embellish it with appliques so your sister dolls will know which one is theirs!
This EASY 22-page PDF sewing pattern with full-color photo illustrations shows you step-by-step how to create the Bag and Tag. They're so much fun to make, you'll want to sew them over and over again!
Recommended Fabrics For Sports bag: Sateen bottom-weight, heavy cotton, twill, faux leather, plastic
Recommended Fabrics For Workout Wardrobe:
4-way stretch fabrics such as Lycra® or poly Spandex®. Not for woven fabrics.
Supplies Needed For Workout Wardrobe pattern:
Combination Possibilities and Yardage
All pieces use 4-way stretch fabric, such as Lycra® or poly Spandex®, where a 4" piece stretches to 6". The toeless leg portions require 1/3 yd because of their height, so any combo of the same color with attached legs can be made from the same larger piece. The amount you need will depend on how many different colors you use.
Off Shoulder "Tee-o-tard" alone (no attached legs): 1/4 yd
Off Shoulder "Tee-o-tard" with attached legs: 1/3 yd
Leotard alone (no attached legs): 1/4 yd
Leotard with attached legs: 1/3 yd
Headband, wristbands, and leg warmers - stretch fabric such as thin stretch terrycloth, or Lycra®. (These can be made from remnants. The larger dimension requires the stretch.)
Leg warmers: 5" x 5" square (x2)
Wristbands: minimum 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" (x2)
Headband: 2" x 11"
Supplies Needed For Sports Bag pattern:
Sports & Dance Bag:
-1/3 yd of Sateen bottom-weight, heavy cotton, twill or similar fabric (or 12" square remnant)
-1/3 yd of cotton lining fabric (or 12" square remnant)
-For shoulder-length straps: 39 inches of 5/8"-wide woven twill tape
-For cross-chest straps: 1 ¼ yds of 5/8" wide woven twill tape
-7-inch light-weight zipper (NOT separating)
-3" x 4" remnant of faux leather or sparkly vinyl
3" x 4" piece of plastic
-3 ½ inches of 5/8" hem tape OR 1/4" double-fold bias tape
-13-mm Lobster Claw closure (optional)
-Large darning needle OR small hole punch
What You Get: