Does your 18" doll need a new summer top? With the Summer Breeze PDF Pattern you can create this cute contrasting top and get her all set for the sun! There are variations included to make the top with or without sleeves and for several different types of hem finishes.
-¼ yard fabric 1 (main fabric)
-¼ yard x 10" fabric 2
-hook and loop tape (5/8" width – cut in half to get about ¼" wide)
-Optional: Lace or decorative trim
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 11 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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The top with sleeves turned out much better than without. Unless you are an expert making such a tiny fold under twice then sewing it on the armhole curve it turns out to be very finicky and messy. A facing or I’d prefer a lining for back would work much easier and neater.
I have reviewed this pattern before, and found it great. This time I found that it went together much easier than I remembered. I didn't fold in the armhole to hem, instead I used bias binding and finished the armholes that way. Still recommend this pattern
I loved this design, but I got a little confused at first - wasn't sure when to sew the neckline facing pieces together, and how to stack the shirt pieces to get the "right" one on top. But I played with it a bit, ripped out a shoulder seam or two, and it worked. I definitely need practice on hemming curves - even with the included tips, mine only look good with the blessings of an iron and at a distance. Even the sleeves went in fairly easily, although I need practice in those, too. Thanks for a fun pattern I hope to use again soon !
This is the cutest top ever. Just made it, and am getting ready to try it with a different fabric. So easy to make, and several options to select from, too!
It is a very good pattern and great instructions to follow. I made the top using 3 different fabric patterns in Green. I sandwiched a lime green rick rack in between the two layers of the dominant front piece and at the bottom of the sleeves. The sleeve fabrics I used were the opposite of the front panels. Since I used cotton, I had to add a placket at the back in order to close the blouse to fit my American Girl Doll. I don't think any adjustments would be necessary if using stretch fabric.