The QTπ Doll Clothing Springtime Fun Jacket pattern will delight your 18 inch American Girl doll or Maplelea doll! Your doll will be ready to have some spring time fun in this versatile jacket. You can dress it up or down. The jacket features front and back yokes with detailed top stitching, a separating zipper, and optional elastic back detail to ensure a great fit.
This pattern includes pieces to make many options: unlined jacket with hood, lined jacket with hood or collar. There is an additional back gathering and a simplified version with less top stitching. This Jacket can be made with a variety of fabrics. Some suggested fabrics for the outer shell are: denim, micro-tech, nylon, micro fleece, faux leather, pliable lamented fabric(raincoat), lightweight wool or any light weight fabric you may have. The lining can be made of any light weight fabric. This jacket is designed to be fitted. It is not designed to fit over heavy or bulky sweaters.
Image note - The green coats in the lifestyle shots are made from the Springtime Fun jacket pattern, looking for the red peacoat? just search Piccadilly...
-⅓ yard outer fabric
-¼ yard lining (optional for hooded jacket)
-5” or 6” separating zipper(you may also omit zipper)
-8 ‘ x 1” thick bias tape, ribbon or 1.5” thick scrap fabric(for optional back detail)
-2- 8” x ⅛ elastic (optional back detail)
-⅜” ribbon (optional for unlined hooded option)
Skill Level: Intermediate.
What You Get: One 22 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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This was one of the most successful patterns for my dolls. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Even using vinyl fabric for a leather look came out great! I decided to line the jacket with a bright fabric so it can be worn by either one of the girls or the guy in my collection. My only problem came because I was in such a hurry: I didn't measure the sleeve length, so the sleeves are slightly long. Oh, well, no doll hands will get cold while they are wearing this jacket. My next jacket will be made of ultra suede for a more fashionable look. I can't wait!
Clear instructions, quite a few options. Fit is perfect. Love this pattern.
I made in a quite simple version because it was to be for an older offbrand doll. It fit well. Now I'll make a souped up version.
Easy pattern to follow and looks great when finished. Used faux leather. I'm not a beginner but not very experienced either. It's not the last time I'm making this jacket for the dolls.