The Liberty Jane® Euro Libby: Piccadilly Peacoat PDF Pattern will delight your 18-inch American Girl Doll!
Your doll will be ready to jump on the London bus and head straight to Piccadilly Circus in this adorable fully lined peacoat. This is a classic with a twist - charming inset pleats along the back, finished with a belt.
The double-breasted front features a row of functional buttons so your doll can wear her coat open or buttoned up. Decorative welt pockets run along topstitched princess seams. Cuffs are accented with two tiny buttons.
Suggested fabrics include wool, wool blends, suiting type fabrics, corduroy or velveteen. We used a lightweight wool which tailors beautifully with a little steam from the iron. A rayon lining was used to line the coat but a poly lining would also work nicely.
Skill Level: Intermediate You will need the basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine and be familiar with sewing straight seams as well as curved seams. Jacket has three functional buttons, you will need a buttonhole foot attachment for your machine or know how to sew them by hand.
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. This pattern includes a 3 page Summary of Instructions section so you can print out just the text version if desired to save on printer ink! 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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For recreating Amanda Gorman's yellow wool Prada coat, I used the top pieces of this Picadilly Peacoat, as the lapels and double-breasted style were just what was needed, as well as the two-piece sleeves. Adding a "skirt" to the bottom, and lining it all fully, it turned out perfect! The ONLY thing I recommend is cutting the sleeves a bit longer, and adding a bit of width to the top of the sleeve, for better fit.
This is a wonderful pattern. Easy to use, as there are photos showing each step of the sewing. The coat is fully lined, it was super easy. I made 4 coats for my daughter's dolls, and they all turned out beautiful. I bought ultrasuede jackets at the thrift store and "upcycled" them all into darling little coats. I highly recommend this pattern for anyone wanting the perfect jacket for their modern doll(s).
The instructions and pattern were well thought out and easy to follow. This is NOT for a beginner sewer. It finishes beautifully, but does take quite a bit of time to finish properly. My major complaint is that the pattern fits too snuggly for the standard doll and for older American Girls it will not fit. I would recommend increasing the pattern by about 10% so that back fits better and arms and not so snug when there is clothes underneath. I felt the back could be about an inch wider and arms were snug also. If you did 1/8th inch seams it might work but increasing the size slightly would be best. I will make this pattern again, but larger. Again, kudos to the instructions and the pattern pieces. Well worth your time and money.