The Liberty Jane® Euro Libby: Piccadilly Sweater & Skirt PDF Pattern designed to fit 18 inch American Girl® Dolls, can be used to create a variety of looks!
Don't fear sewing with knits! This top features easy to sew elements such as: raglan style sleeves and binding on the neck, sleeve, and hem. A raglan sleeve is cut with straight sides instead of a curved top edge. It is lined up to the front and back using simple straight seams. Binding on the sleeves, hemline, and neck opening is simple and much easier to sew than a standard hem on knit fabrics. This gives your top a professional finished look - no stretched out hems! Yeah! The back of the sweater is finished with a loop and button closure - very chic!
The top in the Piccadilly outfit is made from a very thin sweater knit fabric and stertch lace overlay. The top pictured on the cover image of the pattern is made from a lightweight rayon blend knit and stretch lace. Both tops use the the same fabric as the body for their binding.
A variety of knits can be used to make this top: sweater knit, rayon blend, jersey, sweatshirt or fleece knit. The overlay can be done out of any type of fabric: sequin mesh, lace, chiffon, silk, etc. The top can be made with or without the overlay.
The skater style skirt features a fitted yoke and waistband with a back hook/eye closure. Fabrics recommended are: micro suede, very thin faux leather, knit or dance fabric. This skirt is designed to be sewn without a hem to achieve a nice drape. If you are using a serger and have the coverstitch option you could make the skirt out of rayon challis, silk cotton, or any woven fabric with a nice drape.
Supplies Needed for Top:
Supplies Needed for Skirt:
Skill Level: Intermediate You will need the basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine and be familiar with sewing straight seams and using a zig zag stitch.
What You Get: One 26 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. This pattern includes a 2 page Summary of Instructions section so you can print out just the text version if desired to save on printer ink! 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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I used just the Sweater pattern for a doll cheerleading costume and it worked out great.
I love the pattern but it is a little tight when made with an actual sweatshirt that I upcycled. I re-made the pattern 10 % larger and it solved the problem- I used the smaller one as an open cardigan type sweater and it worked great- I am a very experienced seamstress /grandma. I love your patterns but suspect that the 2010 AG doll I use for a model may be just a little thicker in the middle- which causes the need to enlarge some patterns. Beautifully created patterns and directions! Thank You.
Have made 2 skirts and 3 tops, just to find my “sweet spot” with this pattern. My first sweater fit a little snuggly, as others have mentioned ... while it fit, I worried it might be a little difficult for my granddaughter to dress her doll, especially since it’s not open all the way down the back. I reprinted at 105%, and liked that fit better (although might take 1/2” off the sleeves and hem of my enlarged pieces the next time). First skirt I used a leggings style knit, and wasn’t crazy about the fit ... was large in the waist, maybe from the stretch. Remade with a suede like fabric, and that worked better. Some people mentioned needing to lengthen the skirt ... while I normally like skirts a little longer, in this skirt, the length really is right In my mind. (The skirt pattern piece does look short, but by the time you add the yoke and the waistband, it’s much better!) While the instructions suggest not hemming the skirt, I just think that looks unfinished ... I turned under a very narrow hem, and it seemed to hang fine. All in all, cute outfit and easy to follow pattern.
Easy to follow pattern and easy construction. I made this for our OG dolls and the fit was very snug. Next time I may increase the pattern size slightly so it’s easier for my girls to dress their dolls. Right now when they want to use the tops made from this pattern, I have to take this top on and off the doll. I love this style of shirt so I really want the pattern to work out.