Bolero Vest & Gaucho Skirt 18" Doll Clothes

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Fashion in the 1970s was a menagerie of styles.  Particularly trendy was the Bolero Vest & Gaucho Skirt.  These two pieces actually began as Spanish men's clothing and were adapted for women at various times in earlier centuries.  Women's liberation in the 1970s found a niche for this outfit when women were required to wear dresses or skirts to formal functions but would rather wear pants.   

The Flossie Potter Bolero Vest & Gaucho Skirt  PDF sewing pattern shows you how to create your doll-sized version of this piece of history with its 15 pages of step-by-step instructions and full-color assembly photos, 4 pages of printable summary instructions (to save on printer ink), and full-size pattern pieces.   

You can even choose to use packaged bias tape for the trim, or follow the simple instructions to make your own!

Pair this outfit with the Woodstock Peasant Top shown in the photo.

Recommended Fabrics:  light-weight fabrics such as cotton or thin wool (not suitable for knits)

Supplies Needed:  
-MAIN FABRIC (vest, skirt) - 1/3 yd
-CONTRAST FABRIC (vest lining, waistband, contrast bias tape) – 1/2 yd
-CONTRAST FABRIC (vest lining, waistband) – 1/6 yd
-(Optional) Single-Fold Bias tape (if not making your own from contrast fabric)
-Soft hook-and-loop tape 


Skill Level:  Easy Plus 

What You Get: One 24 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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A bit more difficult

The instructions were not quite up to Pixie Faire standards. Looking at the picture, it seems like the top of the pleat was sewn down, but I missed that part in the directions if it was there. I had fun making it, but did quite a bit of trial and error. I loved the bolero vest. It was easy to make and turned out so cute!

Pixie Faire Bolero Vest & Gaucho Skirt 18 Doll Clothes Review
Canada Canada
Bolero vest and Gaucho skirt

Love this pattern. it tured out so cute. Instructions are really good. Fit is perfect.

Barbara K.
United States
Gaucho Pants

The gaucho pants turned out wonderful. I could not ask for anything more. There is one very excited girl out there. Thank you so much.

Pixie Faire Bolero Vest & Gaucho Skirt 18 Doll Clothes Review
Linda D.
United States

Thus far I have only made the gaucho skirt. I wish I could post a picture. The gaucho skirt turned out beautify and really made my outfit. The pattern was a little difficult at first but then I realized that I was making it difficult -not the pattern. Be sure to mark your pattern pieces and don't try to overthink the instructions. Follow them exactly and you'll end up with the most amazing skirt. Stitch it, unfold it, and you'll be amazed. Its almost like magic. Love the tailored details and beautiful garment. I would highly recommend this pattern.

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Annlee G.
United States
Bolero Vest and Gaucho Skirt

I love this pattern very cute