Back in the 1960s the surfing scene was trending. A man named Dave Rochlen designed a style of swim trunks specifically for surfers, which he called, "Jams." But it wasn't long before they became popular on the sand as well as the surf, and soon a girls' version began to show up. They were affectionately called, "Jellies," and followed the basic Jams line but with ruffled legs and, of course, a top.
This Flossie Potter Easy PDF sewing pattern will show you how to create your own doll-sized Jellies, with 14 pages of instructions and full-color illustrations, 3 pages of printable summary instructions (to save on printer ink!), and 3 pages of full-sized pattern pieces.
The pattern was designed to fit American Girl® dolls, but with minor adjustments will fit slimmer 18" dolls as well.
Recommended Fabrics: cotton, flannel, soft knit
-1/3 yd Light-weight fabric such as cotton
-Remnant of Lining fabric
-15 inches of 1/4" elastic
-1 inch of Hook-and-loop tape
-7 inches of find nylon cord
-Needle for hand stitching
Skill Level: Easy
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.Download, Print, Sew!
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This pattern was one of the easiest patterns I've made so far, great instructions and photos too. I like it when I can learn a new technique such as on the shoulders for this top. I agree with one reviewer that it was a bit tricky so next time i make it I might try adding some length to the shoulder on the lining piece. I'm also liking the way the Velcro is attached to this top not as bulky with just a cleaner look in my opinion, One more note that doesn't have to do with the pattern at all, at times I'm tempted to cut off the tag that is sewn into my dolls waste it seems way over done in size and tricky to hide in crop top styles.
Very easy pattern to follow! One of my favorites so far!
very easy to make and turned out really cute. I did one with the ruffles and the other using rick rack instead of the ruffle.
This pattern is easy to make, and just so cute! The only part I thought was a little tricky was the shoulders, but even that was simple. The instructions, as always, are clear and easy to read, with lots of pictures to demonstrate the related instruction. When I made it, I made the ruffle a bit longer, and I left the ruffles off of the pants, and it goes from cute swimwear to a cute summer outfit.