Your 18 inch boy doll will look fabulous in this rough and tumble hoodie featuring easy to sew raglan sleeves, a kangaroo pocket, ribbed waistband and cuffs, and a zipper front. This PDF sewing pattern includes easy to follow instructions that will take the the fear out of sewing zippers.
Recommended Fabrics: Main fabric: Medium or light weight sweatshirt fleece, lightweight fleece, micro fleece, french terry, medium weight t-shirt knit, flannel, quilters cotton, medium or light weight corduroy/denim. Hood Lining: Flannel, quilters cotton, light weight knit with minimal stretch. The cuffs: Neckband and waistbands require ribbing, Ponte or quality medium weight 4-way stretch knit (4” stretches to 6”)
-¼ yard combined for main and contrasting fabric (see suggested fabrics)
-⅛ yard of ribbing or medium stretch knit
-7” or 8” separating zipper
-Two-sided ¼” quilters tape
-Fray-Away® or similar product (optional)
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 31 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!
It is not an easy pattern and I struggled at first but eventually finished the outfit. I used a polyester silk (real silk was out of my price range) and cotton, everything was recycled including the flat lining and ribbon. I think it looks stunning and so does everyone who has seen it. I did use the flat lining on the jacket but once the boning was in place I felt I had to fully line the bodice, excluding the sleeves and I think it looks much better. I added a reticule, hat and shoes all using the same fabric used in the dress.
i bought this pattern with a plan to trim it to a 16" size. I delighted to see that the designer has now done just that. Wiord to the wise--leave it to the designer! reducing a pattern size is harder that it looks.
This pattern was so easy to follow, the instructions were very detailed and clear. I had to make the hood bigger to fit the Baby Born Big Sister doll, but that was an easy fix. My girl loves dressing her boy dolls in their Painter Pants Jeans matched with this hoodie. She says it makes them look like real kids!
This pattern has simple and clear instructions and was easy to assemble with results that looked as good as the cover photo. I would definitely use this pattern again.
I sewed this item with a few variations. I did have to make the front and back a little larger. Turned out very nice.