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Coat and Pants

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Coat with crocheted Posies and Pull-On Pants

Coat with Crocheted Posies and Pull-On Pants

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Every doll needs a warm coat, especially one with contrasting piping, covered buttons and brightly colored crocheted flowers for decoration on the pockets. Joan made this coat from one of the new faux suede fabrics available. They are easy to sew since they are knitted and do not ravel. The buttons are sewn on top of the right side of the coat with snaps underneath, but you may choose to work buttonholes on your garment. Children will be able to stitch the major seams of the coat, but may need assistance with the curves of the collar.

These pull-on pants are perfect for beginning sewers. The waistband is all one piece with elastic in the back. It is a quick project that looks great in a variety of medium weight fabrics, such as twill, denim, poplin or corduroy.

The coat and pants 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 coat and pants 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 coat and pants 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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