Campaign Jacket 18" Doll Clothes

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The decade of the 1960s was ushered in with one of the youngest and most elegant First Ladies in recent American history. Jacqueline Kennedy set a style standard that included iconic design and deliberate simplicity. Pillbox hats, Chanel suits, and pearls were all elements of her personal style. The Forever 18 Inches Campaign Jacket pattern pays homage to her and the "Camelot" years of the early 1960s.

The Jacket features include authentic Sixties detailing such as contrast binding, a cropped length, and pocket detailing. Choices for variation include two types of pockets, two sleeve lengths, and an option for an open Jacket Front not meant to close. Best of all, with only three main pattern pieces and no lining it's simple and relatively quick to make. The contrasting binding uses an easy and elegant Hong Kong Finish for maximum customization potential and minimal bulk. The Jacket closes with decorative button-covered snaps, and is designed to pair with other Forever 18 Inches Sixties patterns: The Good Vibrations Sixties Dress, the Scarf Top and Stirrup Pants, and the Timeless Schoolgirl Skirt. Finally, to finish an outfit off with an authentic Sixties flair, a bonus pattern for a triangular headscarf is also included.

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics:  "Bottom Weight" fabrics such as denim, twill, or wool in a light-to-medium weight are recommended for the main Jacket pieces. The fabric should have a tight weave and no stretch. The bias binding works best with opaque lightweight cotton with a tight weave, or other similar fabrics.  

Supplies Needed:
Fabric Requirements:
- Option 1: Main fabric: 1/4 yd. of woven fabric such as medium-weight quilter's cotton
Contrast Binding: ½ yd. of opaque lightweight fabric such as quilter's cotton

- Bonus: ½ yd. of woven fabric such as medium-weight quilter's cotton

Option 1 needs:
1. Matching thread
2. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances
3. Four ¼" buttons
4. Four small snaps
5. A Frixion pen or other marking tool
6. Optional: Fray Check
7. Optional: ¼" graph paper to create a pattern for the long Bias Strips for the Jacket Front
8. Optional: Purchased Bias Binding in lieu of custom Binding*. Be sure to iron it flat without creases or folds before using it.

Bonus Option needs:
1. Matching thread
2. Small safety pin

 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 37 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.

Download, Print, Sew!

*Creating a customer account will ensure that you have the ability to access your purchased (and free) files at any time.

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PixieFaire and the designers featured are not affiliated with American Girl®. 



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02/10/2017
Pamela K.
United States

Campaign suit

I haven't used this yet. But I can't wait it's just like something I had. I plan to make it for my just like me doll. As I am recreating my wardrobes throughout my my life. Such fun.

SB
12/02/2016
Sandra B.
United Kingdom

Campaign Jacket 18" Doll Clothes

Love this jacket very Jackie Kennedy with the skirt pattern.

KS
09/23/2016
Kimber Stevens
United States

Campaign Jacket and Skirt

I love all the patterns I have purchased as well as the free ones. I use them for my granddaughters and for my own doll. My doll is a 14" Kish doll. I just reduce the size of the pattern, make some minor adjustments and....VOILA! I hhave two patterns!

OP
09/12/2016
Olivia Power
Australia

Stylish Jacket and simple to make.

I was so pleased with this pattern and it was exactly what I was after. The directions were very clear and I loved having the photos in the pattern guide. It went together very quickly and fits my Marisol beautifully. Now my other 18 inch dolls want one too. Thank you for a great pattern.

Campaign Jacket 18 Doll Clothes
SM
08/27/2016
Sharon Mahaffey

Campaign Jacket

I can't wait to make this jacket. It is beautiful and your patterns are fantastic. Keep up the good work. Have some I will be ordering very shortly. Thank you