Help your doll to beat the heat with the Warm Weather Rompers pattern by Forever 18 Inches! A fusion of vintage and contemporary design elements, the pattern features wide-cut bottoms with options for angled ruffles, bloomer-style pants, or plain pants. Bodice options include a fully lined faux button front or princess-seamed front, and a back closure with adjustable shoulder ties. Two sets of cutting lines are included on the bodice pieces to provide an optimal fit. Best of all, the bodice and pants options are interchangeable so you can create your own customized rompers!
This PDF pattern is designed to fit 18-inch dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: All options: Lightweight denim, poplin, chambray, Kona® cotton, medium weight quilter’s cotton, or other natural fabrics; 1/6 yd. of lightweight lining fabric such as batiste or lawn
- Option 1: 2/3 yd. of 45" wide fabric
- Option 2: ½ yd. of 45" wide fabric
- Option 3: ½ yd. of 45" wide fabric
All Options: 1/6 yd. of lightweight fabric (or equivalent scrap size) for the Lining, such as batiste or lawn
1. Matching thread and optional contrast thread
2. Optional: very lightweight fusible interfacing for bodice pieces cut on the bias or cross grain
3. Two-three medium-sized snaps OR 3" of Hook-and-Loop
4. Fray Check®
5. Optional: a Frixion® pen for marking dots and cutting lines
6. Optional: a hemostat for turning the Tie Belt to the RIGHT side
For Options 1 and 2 Add: Five ¼” buttons
For Option 2 Add: Two 6" long pieces of ¼" elastic (1/3 yd. of ¼" elastic)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 51 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.Download, Print, Sew!
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The pattern is adorable, and very clear photos help. I do not sew for AG dolls so I made it in 3 sizes for My Meadow 18”, 20” and 15” dolls. The ruffles flair out so much I had to made panties to go underneath for my dolls. I also added cute hair bow ties. I would add a photo here if I could see a way to do so.
This cute little romper is easy to sew. The fit is excellent. I made the bloomer option and used a lovely small scale print London Lawn. It was the perfect fabric for this style. The pattern is well written in a clear, logical order, with good clear step by step photographs. Another winner from Forever 18 Inches.