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Sew The Contemporary Wardrobe
Cargo Pants, T-Shirt, Fleece Vest

Pattern for cargo pants, fleece best and t-shirt
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Sewing Pattern Book "Sew the Contemporary Wardrobe for 18-inch Dolls" - $12.99

Khaki Cargo Pants, Long-Sleeve T-Shirt and Fleece Vest

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Many version of khaki pants have been known in the fashion world under different names. In the middle of the 20th Century they were known as "chinos." In the 1960's Joan remembers wearing light-colored jeans know as "wheat jeans." Now they are simply called khakis. The pants Joan designed have a fly front and cruved front pockets. The pants have optional "cargo" pockets on the sides. The pockets and fly may be challenging for children and will require some assistance.

T-shirts are a perennial wardrobe favorite for young and old alike. This version has long sleeves and a placket with a Velcro closure in the back for ease in dressing the doll. Children can sew the t-shirt with assistance in easing the sleeve caps and neckline ribbing.

Fleece garments are all the rage with young girls. This vest has a zipper front and Lycra binding to finish the armholes and lower edge. Most fabric stores have pre-cut strips, so you can purchase the amount you need and trim to the desired width. The zipper may pose a challenge to young sewers, but they should be able to sew the bindings with minimal assistance.

The khaki cargo pants, long-sleeve t-shirt and fleece vest 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 khaki cargo pants, long-sleeve t-shirt and fleece vest 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®, 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®, Autumn Harvest™ and Our Generation™, are a little thinner, you may want to check the size of your doll and adjust the khaki cargo pants, long-sleeve t-shirt and fleece vest 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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