Pioneer boys who took part in America's westward expansion dressed like their fathers, in loose-fitting clothing sewn from sturdy materials like homespun, twill, or denim. This three-piece ensemble is suitable for American boys, ages 10 and up, from the 1830s through the 1860s.
With this PDF pattern, you can make a shirt, trousers and cap for your 18" boy doll. The boy's work shirt has a one-piece collar with stand, button front placket, dropped shoulders, and full sleeves gathered to fitted cuffs. The boot-cut trousers have a high waist, working front pockets, faux front fly, and top-stitching detail. The Y-back suspenders have faux-suede tabs that button onto the trousers. The bonus newsboy cap has a paneled crown topped with a fabric-covered button.
Recommended Fabrics: Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics
-1/3 yard lightweight woven fabric such as homespon, gingham, chambray, or shirting fabric. Wrong side of fabric will be visible on shirt placket, so select a fabric without an obvious "right" vs. "wrong" side.
-1/3 yard medium-weight woven fabric such as cotton twill, linen suiting, or featherwale corduroy.
-1/4 yard light- to medium-weight woven fabric.
-1/4 yard lightweight woven fabric such as Imperial batiste or Bemberg rayon.
-Coordinating thread; scrap (6" x 8") of lightweight fusible interfacing; scrap (3" x 4") of synthetic microfiber suede; scrap (2" x 6") of buckram or heavyweight sew-in interfacing; 1 yard 1/2" cotton twill tape; 5 - 3/8" shirt buttons; 6 - 3/8" trouser buttons; 3/4" cover button kit; 1/4 yard 3/8" elastic
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 24 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 was concerned about the suspenders but went ahead and purchased the pattern. So glad I did. Suspenders are quite easy as well as the rest of the outfit. Granddaughter loves it.
The pattern created a really nice outfit with lots of details including pockets, great hat and suspenders. Very easy- to -follow instructions! Thank you. So very nice to sew special outfits for my granddaughter's American Girl Boy doll.
Very Good although the suspenders gave me quite a bit of work