Create a four-piece WWII Era traveling outfit with this beautifully designed Keepers Dolly Duds doll clothes pattern. The classic 30s - 40s stylings of the jacket, blouse, skirt, and hat, are sure to enhance your 18-inch doll's wardrobe. The simple blouse opens in the back and fastens with three buttons. A lace edged collar and short puffed sleeves give it a little femininity while keeping is simple enough to be worn under the short open-front jacket. The simple design of the jacket is set off with a notched front hem and decorative rows of buttons. The full knife-pleated skirt with matching suspenders add a layer of scholarly charm. A little brimmed hat bedecked with a knotted bow on top complete the look. It's the perfect addition to your 1930 -1940 style wardrobe.
This pattern requires some sewing experience to make as it entails, pleats, lining and tiny details.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: Blouse in calico, cotton voile, batiste, cotton blends, or any lightweight woven fabric. Not suitable for knits. Jacket and hat in lightweight wool or wool blends, linen, twill, flannel, corduroy, gabardine or most any medium weight woven fabric. Not suitable for knits, Skirt in homespun plaids, cotton, very lightweight wool or wool blends, gingham, chambray, linen types. Not suitable for knits.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 33 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn 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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I have made this outfit twice and they came out very nice. I have many years sewing experience, so I did cut some cornersI I left the straps off the second one but its still came out rather sweet. I added some lace and beads to the blouse, and stitched some vintage lace around the collar. I'll probably make it again.
This is another lovely Pixie Faire pattern, nicely engineered, so all the bits and bobs fit nicely together. (This is a nice thing to know, as inexperienced seamstresses with a wonky pattern often assume that their problems with putting it together is all their own fault, rather than the pattern. It went together very well, and fitted Matilda -- my AG knock-off doll model -- perfectly. I did it with four different fabrics for the jacket and hat; it worked best with the lightweight wool and the raw silk twill.