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Jean Jacket, A-line Skirt

Pattern for a jean jackets and A-line skirt for dolls
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Jean Jacket and A-line Skirt

jean jacket and A-line skirt

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The jean jacket has been a wardrobe staple since cowboys first wore them. Bikers wore them in the '50s, but now jean jackets show up in closets of people of all ages and from all lifestyles. A jean jacket typically has pockets in the front and a band around the bottom that fits above the hips. Today, they can have either decorative snap or button closures. Joan has finished her doll jacket with buttons and snaps underneath. You may wish to have actual buttonholes and buttons, or decorative snaps on yours. The details on this jacket, such as the topstitching and tiny pocket flaps make it a project for more experienced sewers.

The A-line skirt is also a wardrobe favorite. Bias-cut plaids are often seen in skirts for girls. This style works well for dolls, too. The skirt back is cut larger to allow for elastic measurements and insure proper fit. This skirt is an excellent one of beginning sewers. Small children may need help with the elastic casing.

The jean jacket and A-line skirt fit 18-inch vinyl dolls (those with vinyl head, arms and legs and a cloth stuffed body) such as The American Girls Collection® by the Pleasant Company, Götz Dolls® (non-designer) and many others. The jean jacket and A-line skirt are actually designed to fit The American Girls Collection® and Götz Dolls® (non-designer) loosely to allow for individual differences in the stuffing of the dolls. They will also fit the following dolls: Dress Me Doll© by The Martha Pullen Company, Faithful Friends Collection®, Liberty Landing®, Tolly Girl®, Girls on the Go®, Savannah of Storybook Heirlooms™, Laura Ashley®, Collector's Lane®, Creative Doll Company®, Springfield Collection®, Sophia's Heritage Collection®, Autumn Harvest™, Our Generation™, Tolly Girl® and miscellaneous composition and porcelain dolls. Since some dolls, such as Liberty Landing®, Tolly Girl®, Autumn Harvest™ and Our Generation™, are a little thinner, you may want to check the size of your doll and adjust the jean jacket and A-line skirt slightly for a better fit.

One of the things that is so fun when working with this pattern book is just the fact that none of the sewing patterns uses very much fabric. You can get out all those scraps of materials you have been saving for years, perhaps for quilts that will never get made, and start using the material. Also, I know many sewers who love to scour the fabric stores looking at the bargain little pieces of material that are left-over when all the fabric is sold off a bolt. These pieces of material are often marked down significantly making the doll clothes you sew a true bargain.

Also, the sewing patterns are fun because they use such a variety of materials. You will have an opportunity to work with denim, flannel, fleece, stretchy knit cotton for t-shirts, dressy satins and prom fabrics and more. If you are teaching children to sew, you can spend hours in the fabric stores picking out fun materials to sew with. But often the sewing notions can be found in your sewing stash left-over from some previous project so the cost can be kept down.

Infinite Freedom and Sally Robertson are not associated with any of the above named dolls or companies in any way.

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