The most versatile jacket pattern you can use for many different looks, everyone wants one …..and this is the pattern you will go too many times over. Whether it is for a letterman/varsity style made of wool & faux leathers, all faux leather, a hip 50’s satin with back emblem or a print chic designer look…….they’re all here in this pattern where ever your imagination takes you.
Sofie’s Team Jacket has an exciting “New Look” featuring the Varsity style but more than just looks it has been updated. A “New Waistband Installation Method” added for an easier sewing experience for the Advanced Beginner. Also a Bonus Tweak for a Faux Welt Pocket embellishment.
Otherwise, the same great jacket with raglan sleeves and no lining making this pattern simple enough for an Advanced Beginner seamstress with Intermediate assistance, if needed, for a team experience.
For the Intermediate seamstress this is a quick easy pattern that has so many possibilities.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics:Knits such as sweatshirt or heavier weight knit with slight or moderate stretch, woven fabrics such as light weight denims, twills, soft baby weight corduroy, cotton or similar fabrics, satins, lightweight wool, faux leather or suede (very thin fabric type).
Collar, cuffs and waistband must be a knit or rib knit stretch fabric , Ponte rib knit or similar found at fabric stores or recycled from small baby garments such as the red and white rib knit shown on the red and white varsity jacket.
-1/4 Yd fashion fabric bodice color
-1/4 Yd fashion fabric contrasting color sleeves
-1/4 Yd for ONE color way
-1/8 Yd rib knit for cuffs, collar and waistband
SNAPS OR VELCRO (either by preference)
-SNAPS - 5 (or 6) small (3/8”) snaps
-VELCRO - one piece each of hook and loop that is 3/8 to 1/2 inch wide by approximately 5 inches long for Method 1 w/tab waistband and 3 inches long for waistband Method 2
-BUTTONS - 5 (or 6) small 3/8 inch Buttons for with Velcro closure (functional or decorative).
-Scrap piece of lightweight interfacing for front facing
-Embellishments of choice
Skill Level: Intermediate or intermediate/beginner team
What You Get: One 40 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!
easy to follow instructions, finished jacket in about 45 minutes, is just the look I was looking for.
2 comments. 1. She shows sewing the side seams before the collar, but when you get to the dollar ( next step) the side seams are open. I prefer to do the collar before the side seams, so I moved those pages back. 2. I like lined jackets. Especially since I embroidered the jacket with team and girls name and want to hide the backing. Would be very easy to add directions for lining the jacket as an option.
The pattern has instructions for using 3/16" paper brads for a snap look as shown on the pattern cover so even those intimidated by putting in snaps can have the look without the hassle.
I bought this pattern a while ago because I loved the style and then put off making it because of the snaps (I didn't like putting on snaps). I bought a Babyville Botique Snap Pliers and some snaps and made 2 jackets. The pattern was so easy to follow and they turned out so cute, I've made 20 more! The challenge was in learning how to put the snaps on-once I figured that out (and I did make a few mistakes the first couple of times), but once I got the hang of it, it became routine. This jacket has become one of my favorite patterns, it fits both the American Girl size doll and the Bitty baby doll (15 inch baby dolls) and the sky is the limit with using your imagination with it.
Loved working on this jacket. I used Vegan leather for the sleeves and Satin spandex for the main fabric also used working covered 3/8" snaps for the front closure. My DGDs LOVED them. The instructions were accurate and easy to follow.