L&P 1004: "Boy Style" Pants and Cargo Shorts Pattern for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl — unisex doll pattern + perfect fit waistband

L&P 1004: "Boy Style" Pants and Cargo Shorts Pattern for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl — unisex doll pattern + perfect fit waistband

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Use Lee & Pearl™ Sewing Pattern 1004 to make "boy style" trouser pants, like the terrifically realistic chinos we've shown on our 18" doll model Jack, as well as knee-length cargo shorts with either campground-appropriate tailored pockets and flaps, or beachy-casual drawstring pockets.

What is a "boy style" pant? In the real world, boys have longer waists on average than girls. One of the best ways to trick the eye and turn a "female" doll into a "male" doll – aside from cutting her hair or swapping her wig, of course – is to lower the position of the doll's apparent waist. This is the reason why the patterns in this package are designed to fit with the waist slightly lower than a Mattel-era American Girl® doll's natural waist.

But don't worry, though our male doll model Jack looks appropriately boyish, these pants look great on girl dolls as well – just as casual boyfriend trousers look great on real-world girls. The waist line is only slightly dropped, and by no means a low-rider.

Both the pants and cargo shorts are designed with Lee & Pearl's famous "no crack back" fit, featuring a curved waist that fits snugly around a doll's curves while they stand — and while they sit — without any bulky elastic.

The pants (and the shorts made without pockets) are an EASY level pattern, rated for beginners; the cargo shorts are an INTERMEDIATE pattern, rated for more experienced sewers – though no individual step in the construction of the pockets is difficult and beyond the skills of even a beginner. But there are a lot of steps and they need to be followed carefully. Anyone who does follow those steps, however, will emerge with a detailed knowledge of how to make real-world, functional cargo pockets – a knowledge which can be used to add cargo pockets to lots of other patterns! You do not need a serger to complete this pattern.

With all Lee & Pearl™ patterns your packet includes professionally drafted and fully marked pattern pieces, as well as step-by-step, PHOTO ILLUSTRATED instructions.

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BOY STYLE PANTS: trouser-cut pants with front fly closure, hip pockets, waist facing (no waistband) and optional belt loops.

MATERIALS
1/3 yard woven fabric
Optional smooth fabric for waist facing and hip pocket lining
Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™)
Optional doll-size button
Matching thread

CARGO SHORTS: knee-length shorts with front fly closure, hip pockets, waist facing (no waistband) and optional belt loops.

MATERIALS
1/4 yard of woven fabric
Optional smooth fabric for waist facing and hip pocket lining
Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™)
Optional doll-size button
Matching thread

for DRAWSTRING POCKET option, add:
1 yard narrow cord for drawstrings
4 – 1/8" eyelets or grommets and eyelet/grommet setting tool (you can find these in the scrapbooking section of many local craft stores)

for TAILORED POCKET & FLAP option, add:
Optional 2 doll-size buttons

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Starting in December 2018, that's Lee & Pearl Pattern 1038: The Gift Bow Front Dress for 18 Inch, 16 Inch and 14 1/2 Inch Dolls.

While scouting the fashion pages and runway reports for inspiration, our pattern designer was struck by one of the prettiest trends we’ve seen in a long time. You’ve probably noticed it too — all those soft ruffles and gathers, interesting pleats and seams, bows and motifs formed out of the fabric of the dress itself. It’s an organic kind of ornamentation, that allows over-the-top frills while still retaining the elegant restraint of a vintage couture gown.

Our Bow Front Dress explores this lovely trend with pleated raglan sleeves, a draped front panel and inverted center front pleats that mimic the look of a tied ribbon bow. Best of all, we designed this dress to be made from a single quarter yard or fat quarter of ordinary woven fabric — a dress designed around the use of pretty fabrics should allow you to use a wide variety of pretty fabrics!

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We made the T-shirts shown on our girls — and boy! — using Pattern #1001: Unisex T-Shirts for 18" Dolls – https://www.etsy.com/listing/156525451/lp-pattern-1001-unisex-t-shirts-for-18?ref=shop_home_active_8

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This pattern will be delivered as an instant download. After purchasing, you will receive a link to a PDF copy of the file. No paper copy will be mailed.

This pattern may be printed solely by the original purchaser. It may not be duplicated, redistributed, posted or resold without prior authorization from Lee & Pearl™. If you use this pattern to make items to sell yourself, we ask that you give Lee & Pearl™ design credit in the description of those items. Thank you!

Lee & Pearl™ is not affiliated with Mattel, American Girl® or any other company.

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Jaci Gasior May 13, 2014

3 out of 5 stars

I was excited to try this pattern but wasn't really all that excited about the finished product. I know they are low riders but when I say my doll down they didn't stay on her bottom! I also thought the "waist" was too big--I ended up putting in a bit of elastic in back just to keep them on.

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gretchenklink1 Oct 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is an easy pattern to sew and it fits my American Girl doll perfectly. I have bought so many clothing patterns from other vendors only to have to add more than an inch to the pattern so it will go around my doll. I will buy more of L&P patterns. They are stylish and the fit is perfect!!

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Karen Loke Feb 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I made the cargo shorts in a navy and gray plaid. They sold amost immediately in my Etsy shop. I will be making more!

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Mary Jo Oct 21, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

incredible pattern. looks so good, but is quite easy!! love it!

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