Create a four-piece WWII Era traveling outfit with this beautifully designed Keepers Dolly Duds doll clothes pattern. The classic 1930s - 1940s stylings of the jacket, blouse, skirt, and hat, are sure to enhance your 16-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.
This pattern requires some sewing experience to make as it entails, pleats, lining and tiny details.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 16" A Girl For All Time Dolls. It is also available 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.ilk. Not suitable for knits.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 30 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 love this pattern! I made a couple of variations, eg . removed the cutaway to make a smooth front, omitted the suspenders. That was simply my preference. The directions were clear--before I knew it I had this classy little outfit! One of my first attempts at making a hat. I love it!. I, right away, felt compelled to make up a scenario with my doll that involved a train trip!