Brave the winter in this Laura Ingalls Wilder inspired Victorian Era coat and hood. The fully lined coat has a flared back that gives it an elegant drape and plenty of room for full skirts and the trim tailored front buttons down the front from the neckline to the lower front cut-away. The turned down edges of the two patch pockets are fastened with matching buttons. The front opening, hemline, and sleeves can be finished with decorative embroidery or trim and for added interest, the sleeve cuffs, pocket linings, and collar can be made in a complementary fabric. The fully lined hood is made separately from the coat and is tied on with an attached scarf. It can be finished with decorative machine embroidery and tassels.
This PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Suggested Fabrics: Coat and Hood in light to medium weight wool, wool flannel, wool suiting, linen, or twill. Not suitable for knits. Coat and Hood Lining in lightweight polyester lining, cotton, sateen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.
Coat ~ 3/4 yard (.75 m)
Coat Lining ~ 1/2 yard (.5 m)
Hood ~ 2/3 yard (.6 m)
Hood Lining ~ 2/3 yard (.6 m)
Thread. Coat ~ eleven 3/8-inch buttons; 14-inch by 10 inch piece of non-woven lightweight fusible interfacing. Hood ~ two 1-inch tassels.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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I've made a long pseudo historic coat for a 70cm male doll with this pattern. It was very easy to modify and looked elegant when finished. I made it in a wool broadcloth with an interlining (for body) and a full lining. Because this was for a male doll, I omitted the hood entirely and used braid frogs for a closure.
This pattern designed by Shari Fuller for Thimbles And Acorns is excellent! It fits perfectly and has very clear concise instructions with very good diagrams to make construction very easy!
Amazing pattern. Shari designed this pattern with the harsh winter story told in the "Little House on the Prairie" series in mind. There is a wonderful background text which accompanies the pattern, reminding me of the old days of the Pleasant Company when the outfits were related to historical books. Imagine, getting a history lesson, and a sewing lesson. While the story will warm your heart, this pattern will warm your doll. Everything about this pattern is quality. The bodice is beautifully fitted, while the flare of the skirt portion of the coat makes a dramatic silhouette. The coat sews together with basic construction techniques, suitable for a confident beginner or intermediate seamstress. The pattern stands out because the lines of the coat are so carefully drafted. You won't believe the drape of the coat. It is just beautiful. The pattern is perfect for adding a lot, or a little embellishment. There are marking lines for adding embroidery stitches found on most standard sewing machines. I made my coat using a medium weight wool with black velvet trim. I added more elaborate embroidery designs using my embroidery machine. The sewing lesson for me came with the scarf / hood pattern. I have never seen anything like this. It's a perfect fit. It's the perfect style for this. You're going to love this pattern.