Overall type designs are making a big comeback. They are being made in as many fabrics as you can think of, from denim to silk, dressy to causal, anything goes. This cute overalls style jumpsuit for 18 inch dolls can be made to wear with or without a top underneath. Trim options are limitless. They can easily be dressed up by adding embellishments or rhinestones. Add lace or whatever your heart desires to make them special and your own.
Instructions are included in this PDF doll clothes sewing pattern for covered cord and zipper insertion. Your doll will love the look of the big open pockets and the comfort of these overalls. She will look great for shopping, play, or whatever she has in store for the day!
Recommended Fabrics: any fabric from denim to wool, baby wale, corduroy, cotton or silkSupplies Needed:
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 18 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!
I love all the patterns I have purchased. This one I am excited to make.
I am writing another comment as I have learned more from an extremely useful youtube video about printing the pattern pieces to scale. I still recommend lengthening the straps as you can cut them at the end. Use Adobe Acrobat so that you can scale the pattern print pages. It would have been helpful to have these instructions on the pattern. The link to the video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s640kRqH50U. I will make another overall so I can test the pattern pieces to scale.
I, too, had problems with this pattern. The markings said to cut one, not two and the straps were too short. The prototype I made fit the crotch too snugly, so on the second one, I elongated the straps. It worked then.
I was very excited to sew this overall. It definitely is Intermediate Sewing Level. Unfortunately I did have some problems with this pattern. First of all, I was not able to print the pattern pages with the one inch scale so I had to add 1/4" to the seams. It would be better to have a true one inch scale and if more room is required, have a part a and a part b to accommodate the pant lengths. Most people have printers that don't allow us to increase the size of the page. The overall top back should say cut 2 (not cut 1). For the American Girl Doll, I had to add 1 1/2 inches in length to the straps and the pants. Since I did not have the appropriate length, I had to extend both the straps and pant legs. I used trim to hide the additions. It turned out very nice even though I had those problems. I would make another because it is so darn cute.