The inspiration for this pattern is from a popular style of jumpsuit that was a fashion icon from the late 60’s into the 70’s. In its day it was made of a revolutionary new fabric, “polyester”. Polyester was known for not wrinkling or a wash and wear, no iron, material. It has come a long way since then and other fabrics have joined it with like properties.
The jumpsuit style for this pattern is based off of a basic, classic style. Options are included for a variety of finishing styles: two jumpsuit lengths, three sleeve options with a front zipper closure style or for those who dislike zippers there is an option for a back closure with hook & loop or snaps. You can topstitch a faux zipper placket on the front when using the back hook and loop closure. Included are two pattern accessory pieces; a lined vest and no waistband skirt that sews up fast adding a special “Retro Look”.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®
Recommended Fabrics: Suggested fabrics: polyester, woven's with a little give such as a lightweight soft drape denim look cotton, lightweight twills, lightweight stretch denim, tight knits with return to shape resilience such as Ponte knits.
Vest can be made of woven fabrics such as cotton, linen, twills, polyester. Use a light weight lining or two lighter weight fabrics for a reversible vest.
-1/2 yd fashion fabric for long jumpsuit & skirt
-1/3 yd fashion fabric for short jumpsuit & skirt
-1/3 yd contrasting fashion fabric vest
-1/3 yd lining fabric vest
-1/4 yd fashion fabric for skirt (if different than jumpsuit)
-7 inch invisible zipper (invisible zipper foot needed) (front zipper option)
-7 inch - one each of hook and loop tape (back closure option); 1 inch each for skirt
-Matching or optional contrasting thread
Jewelry components for zipper pull or faux front zipper top stitching (see photos):
●The hoop part of a toggle bracelet clasp & small bail for pendants (optional - double jump rings)
●Jewelry tools to remove zipper pull and replace with jewelry parts (or hand sewing needle & thread to attach jewelry pieces for faux zipper)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 61 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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Taking the minimum seam allowance, this outfit fit snug on an American Girl doll.