Step right up! Your doll will be the hit of the carnival or circus parade wearing this amazing Stilt Walker Costume. Your doll will literally stand above the crowd, thanks to the easy-to-construct strap-on peg stilts that hide under the extra-long jumpsuit. The flamboyant cropped jacket adds to the illusion of being ‘10 feet tall’. The fancier version of the jacket features spectacular pieced and pleated sleeves with flared cuffs, while the simpler version has elbow-length gathered sleeves with plain cuffs. For even more options, the sleeve cuffs are interchangeable between the versions, and either version can be made with or without a showy stand-up neck ruffle. The jacket needs no closure and is fully lined. The sleeveless jumpsuit, which closes in the back with hook and loop tape, also has a shorter version for circus costumes that don’t involve stilts. This pattern give you the perfect opportunity to use your most outrageous fabrics with bright colors, sparkles, sequins…the flashier the better!
This pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: A wide variety of fabric can work for this costume. The easiest to work with are medium weight woven cottons. Satins, taffeta, and silks work as well.
½ yard fabric
5 inches hook and loop
1/3 yard main fabric
1/3 yard lining/contrast fabric
Fat quarter for neck ruffle
1/3 yard main fabric
1/3 yard lining fabric
1 - 1 x 1 inch square wooden dowel
1 - ½ x ½ inch square wooden dowel
Small bit of sturdy cardboard
Small bit of 4mm foam
27 inches of single wrap hook and loop (¼ to ½ inch wide)
4 small nails
Tacky glue or hot glue
Wood glue (optional, but helpful)
Staples and staple gun
Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Intermediate
What You Get: One 47 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!