Boy's Knicker Suit 18" Doll Clothes

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Stylish suits with "knickerbocker" pants were worn by American boys from the 1880s through the 1930s. This PDF pattern includes five garments:
Dress Shirt with turn-down collar, button front placket, shoulder yoke, and box-pleated back;
Knickers with front pleats, working pockets, and faux front fly;
Single-Breasted Waistcoat, fully lined, with convertible collar;
Newsboy Cap with paneled crown topped with fabric-covered button;
Necktie sewn in a four-in-hand knot.

Recommended Fabrics:  Shirt: cotton poplin, gingham, chambray, or shirting fabric; Suit: Wool or linen suiting, cotton twill, featherwale corduroy; Lining: Imperial batiste or Bemberg rayon.

Supplies Needed:
-Shirt: 1/3 yard lightweight woven fabric. Wrong side of fabric will be visible on shirt placket, so select a fabric without an obvious "wrong" side.
-Suit: 1/2 yard medium weight woven fabric
-Lining: 1/3 yard lightweight woven fabric
-Tie: Scrap (6" x 10") of tie silk, silk jacquard, or cotton pique
-Notions: Thread; scrap (6" x 8") lightweight fusible interfacing; scrap (2" x 6" of buckram or heavyweight sew-in interfacing; 5 - 3/8" shirt buttons; 4 - 3/8" suit buttons; 3/4" cover button kit; 1/4 yard 3/8" elastic for waistband; 1/4 yard 1/4" elastic for necktie

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 31 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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06/15/2019
Guyloup d.
Canada

Excellent pattern

Excellent pattern, very well done and very well explained. Personally, I added sleeves to the vest, but the original version is perfect.

Guyloup d. verified customer review of Boy's Knicker Suit 18 Doll Clothes
HK
02/03/2019
Helen K.
United States

Boys Knicker Suit

This was a great pattern with clear instructions, very user friendly. This doll is a 21” doll from the early 1900. My grandmother had dressed him as a baby for the last 100 years. I decided it was time to grow him up a bit. I had to make a few adjustments to the length and width, but the pattern made it very easy to do so

Helen K. verified customer review of Boy's Knicker Suit 18 Doll Clothes
JS
06/18/2018
John S.
Australia

Boys knicker suit

This is the second pattern I have purchased from you and both times it has worked well, your instructions have been very clear and for myself learning as I go they were a big help.

KM
03/12/2018
Kathleen M.
Canada

Boys knicker suit

A terrific pattern. Instructions are clear and fit is okay.

KK
12/04/2017
Karen K.
United States

Love my boy's knicker set

this was an excellent experience.