Little '50s Swing Coat 18" Doll Clothes

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After I made the "Little '50s Dress" pattern, I realized that there just had to be a coat to go with it.  So after a little research and a few walks down our family's Memory Lane, I knew that it had to be a swing coat.

This doll version, designed to fit 18" American Girl® dolls, has raglan sleeves, rolled cuffs, and a single button or frog closure.  The coat is fully lined.

The PDF sewing pattern has step-by-step instructions and is chock full of supporting photos to help you create your own swing coat.  It also contains summary instructions so you can save on printer ink by printing fewer pages.

Pair this coat with the Tuscan Winter Set for a really cute outfit!

 Recommended Fabrics:  suiting, light-weight wool, fine-wale corduroy, linen

Supplies Needed:
-1/2 yd main fabric (suiting, light-weight wool, fine-wale corduroy, linen)
-1/3 yd lining fabric
-2½" of ⅛" elastic
-Button (7/8" in cover photo) –OR- Frog closure
-Sleeve board
-Point turner
-Needle for hand stitching


Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 29 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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Laure S.
United Kingdom

Great coat

This is a lovely coat, reasonably easy to make. You just have to follow the instructions carefully and take your time. But the result is really great and suits the dolls beautifully. Great coat. Thank you very much.

Marsha H.
United States

Swing coat

The directions were easy to understand and the fit was perfect.


50s Swing Coat

I love this pattern! It was pretty easy to make and the instructions were great! It has such a professional look to it with the lining. The detailed photos in the instructions were so helpful. It is perfect for Maryellen!


'50s Swing Coat

This coat is easy to make . very good instructions for the full lining. Fits my older dolls as well as new.


Little 50's Swing Coat

Gives basic instructions used in tailoring. Cordoroy worked well with a lining. A fun project to use a big antique button. Can't wait to try it in wool with a beret.