These unisex pants are perfect for outdoor activities and play time. They feature patch pockets, back pockets and a side pocket for a rugged look. This pattern gives you 2 options for the fly: zipper or hook and loop tape. The detachable lower legs are attached by either zipper or hook and loop tape, as well as the option of non detachable legs for a more classic look.
Whether you have a boy doll or a girl doll, these pants will compliment various fashion styles. Pair them up with the sneakers to complete the look.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Denim, twill, bottom weight woven fabrics
-1/2 yard Denim, Cotton twill or any bottom weight fabric suitable for pants
-(2) separating zippers or 1/2” hook and loop tape cut to 7 3/8”
-(1) regular zipper or 1/2“ hook and loop tape cut to 2.5”
-1/2” hook and loop tape (optional) (in lieu of a button hole)
-(1) Button, 3/8 -1/2 inch (optional)
Skill Level: Advanced
What You Get: One 23 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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I found this pattern a little bit tricky, so i went back to check and noticed that it was for an advance sewer, and I am definitely not an advanced sewer! Over all, considering my lack of skill, i was able to complete this pattern and the outcome was ok. I made the pants again, and did the tricky bits, (fly and leg extensions) the way that was easiest for me, and i was much happier with the end result. Over all a good pattern, but definitely for the advanced sewer.
This pattern is pretty cute, but after sewing one pair of shorts according the directions I decided to change it up quite a bit. I did not care for the finish in the front with the two flaps-too bulky so I just cut an extension on the front pieces. One side I turned under and for the Velcro and the other I turned up and covered with the Velcro-no raw edges. I also added the waistband first and then added the Velcro to the entire front and waist. Did not like trying to get a good curved finish around the front pocket just by turning under so I faced that with a thin fabric and got a nice curve. The other option is to square off the front pocket. The waist band stuck out away from the waist in the back so I added some elastic in the back only. I also faced the side pocket top flap to avoid raw edges. The final product is pretty cute but I would prefer not to have to make so many changes to the pattern. Overall I did not increase the side seams or make a higher back waist as did the other review as I like the baggier look. Next I will try pants without the zippers.
Easy to construct with good instructions. Took a lot of altering to fit American Girl - higher back waist and wider side seams.