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Sew The Contemporary Wardrobe
Jeans, Quilted Vest, T-Shirt

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Flared Jeans, Quilted Vest and Bell-Sleeve T-Shirt

Flared jeans, quilted vest and bell-sleeve t-shirt

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These flared jeans are the updated version of the '70s bell-bottoms. Instead of torn knees, they can be decorated many different ways. This pair has decorative braid at the bottom of each pant leg and a colorful dragonfly motif ironed on below the knee. The top of the jeans has a yoke at the front topstitched with brightly colored thread. These pants are suitable for beginners, because there are no pockets.

The short, zipper-front vest is made from pre-quilted fabric. A favorite of the younger set, the quilted vest can be worn with skirts as well as pants. The zipper may pose a challenge for children, so help may be needed at this point. The collar is optional, which will make the project easier.

The bell sleeves on the t-shirt give it a new look. This shirt uses self-fabric ribbing for the neckline, but a plain ribbing fabric can be used as well.

The flared jeans, quilted vest and t-shirt 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 flared jeans, quilted vest and t-shirt 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 flared jeans, quilted vest and t-shirt 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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