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L&P #1054: Superheroes! Cosplay Costumes and Accessories Pattern for 18 inch dolls — perfect for all your comic book and sci-fi loving dolls

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NOTE: this listing is for Pattern 1054: Superheroes! Cosplay Costumes and Accessories for 18 Inch Dolls ONLY.

For the Dance and Sports Performance Pattern BUNDLE for 18 Inch Dolls, that also includes Pattern 1051: Ballet Basics and Pattern 1055: Skating Dresses at a significant discount, CLICK HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/593015473/dance-and-sports-performance-pattern

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Lee & Pearl™ celebrate comic book heroes and villains — and a dash of 1950s Golden Age of Science Fiction awesomeness — with this suite of perfectly-fitted patterns for iconic character costumes.

Our AMAZON PRINCESS wardrobe features a 4-way stretch BODYSUIT with a sweetheart neckline and stretch mesh shoulder and sleeve piece cut-in-one for a strapless look. We've also included directions for a super-easy headband DIADEM to hold back your heroine's flowing locks while she fights for truth and justice. To help her in that fight, we've included directions to cut her a GOLDEN LASSO out of a length of doll-scaled rattail cord.

No superhero is complete without a supervillain, so we've put together a slinky CAT BURGLAR costume. The calf-length CATSUIT features a shaped hip seam to simulate a low-slung belt, a sweetheart neckline bodice and stretch mesh insert perfectly fitted to a high collar. For ultimate feline fabulosity, add a felt CAT EAR BEANIE, featuring 3-dimensional ears that are as easy to sew as they are impressive to look at.

Finally, our ALIEN QUEEN salutes classic illustrations from the 1950s Golden Age of Science Fiction with a high-collared SPACE SUIT, featuring contrasting GAUNTLET sleeves, collar and shaped panty. Finish her outfit with an easy lined CAPE, that fastens at the neck with a perfectly-shaped GORGET, and follow our recommendations to purchase and prepare your own doll-scale GOGGLES and RAY GUN!

Re-create these iconic looks, or mix-and-match the elements from each costume set to create your own characters. As you can see from our pictures, even a simple change of fabric colors and trim can turn our slinky Cat Burglar into an adorably "kawaii" sweet kitty cosplay outfit!

The cat ear beanie, cape, gorget and diadem are rated EASY, while the bodysuit, catsuit and spacesuit are rated INTERMEDIATE for curved seams on slippery fabric and some hand basting and hand finishing.

If you don't own a serger or you've worried about making garments like these out of 4-way stretch spandex material — worry no more! We've included our NO SERGER? NO PROBLEM! directions right in this pattern. And for even more comprehensive tips and tricks on working with spandex-blend fabrics, visit our website at www.leeandpearl.com to download our FREE Sew Easy With Spandex eBook.

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MATERIALS for the AMAZON PRINCESS BODYSUIT:
Less than 1/4 yd 4-way stretch fabric* (in one color for the bodice and one for the panty)
Less than 1/2 yd 4-way stretch mesh* (skin tone colored for a strapless look)
2/3 yd 1/8" skinny elastic
1/2 yd 1/4" elastic
1 snap (size 2/0)
1 yd gold rattail cord (for the Golden Lasso)
Matching thread

MATERIALS for the AMAZON PRINCESS DIADEM:
Scrap of fabric or faux leather
Scrap of non-stretch lining
OPTIONAL scrap of fusible interfacing (if using lightweight or stretch material as your fabric)
8" piece of 1/4" elastic
Matching thread

MATERIALS for the CAT BURGLAR CATSUIT:
1/3 yard of 4-way stretch fabric*
Less than 1/4 yd of 4-way stretch mesh*
1/3 yd of 1/8" skinny elastic
1 snap (size 2/0)
OPTIONAL 1/2" metal ring or slider buckle
Matching thread

MATERIALS for the CAT BURGLAR CAT EAR BEANIE:
Scraps of felt (in at least two colors)
Scraps of light to medium weight fusible interfacing
1/2 yd single fold bias tape
OPTIONAL fabric glue
Matching thread

MATERIALS for the ALIEN QUEEN SPACE SUIT
Less than 1/4 yd of 4-way stretch fabric* (in one color for the bodice and upper sleeves, and one color for the gauntlets, collar and panty)
1/2 yd of 1/4" elastic
4 snaps (1 size 2/0 and 3 size 3/0 or 4/0)
Matching thread

MATERIALS for the ALIEN QUEEN CAPE and GORGET
14" w x 11" h piece of light or medium weight fabric
14" w x 11" h piece of light or medium weight lining (will be visible)
Scrap of light to medium weight fusible interfacing
Scrap of medium to heavy weight (or fleece-style) fusible interfacing
1 snap (size 1/0 or 2/0)
Fabric glue
Matching thread

* 4-way stretch fabrics and meshes, which typically include spandex, lycra or elastane, stretch not only from side to side, but also lengthwise. Test any fabric before you buy it by stretching one corner: to be a 4-way stretch, the fabric must stretch both vertically and horizontally.

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Sign up for our mailing list at www.leeandpearl.com, and you'll receive our newsletter full of free pattern tweaks, tutorials, crafts and printables. PLUS, you'll get the link for our annual members-only FREE PATTERN.

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!

Do not miss out on this pattern — join our mailing list today at www.leeandpearl.com.

Join the Lee & Pearl™ community: like us on Facebook (Lee & Pearl), follow us on Instagram (#leeandpearl), share us on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/leeandpearl) and watch us on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/leeandpearl).

To see our other patterns, visit the PATTERNS section of our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeandpearl?section_id=15862176&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

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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®, DC Comics™ or any other company or organization.
NOTE: this listing is for Pattern 1054: Superheroes! Cosplay Costumes and Accessories for 18 Inch Dolls ONLY.

For the Dance and Sports Performance Pattern BUNDLE for 18 Inch Dolls, that also includes Pattern 1051: Ballet Basics and Pattern 1055: Skating Dresses at a significant discount, CLICK HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/593015473/dance-and-sports-performance-pattern

***

Lee & Pearl™ celebrate comic book heroes and villains — and a dash of 1950s Golden Age of Science Fiction awesomeness — with this suite of perfectly-fitted patterns for iconic character costumes.

Our AMAZON PRINCESS wardrobe features a 4-way stretch BODYSUIT with a sweetheart neckline and stretch mesh shoulder and sleeve piece cut-in-one for a strapless look. We've also included directions for a super-easy headband DIADEM to hold back your heroine's flowing locks while she fights for truth and justice. To help her in that fight, we've included directions to cut her a GOLDEN LASSO out of a length of doll-scaled rattail cord.

No superhero is complete without a supervillain, so we've put together a slinky CAT BURGLAR costume. The calf-length CATSUIT features a shaped hip seam to simulate a low-slung belt, a sweetheart neckline bodice and stretch mesh insert perfectly fitted to a high collar. For ultimate feline fabulosity, add a felt CAT EAR BEANIE, featuring 3-dimensional ears that are as easy to sew as they are impressive to look at.

Finally, our ALIEN QUEEN salutes classic illustrations from the 1950s Golden Age of Science Fiction with a high-collared SPACE SUIT, featuring contrasting GAUNTLET sleeves, collar and shaped panty. Finish her outfit with an easy lined CAPE, that fastens at the neck with a perfectly-shaped GORGET, and follow our recommendations to purchase and prepare your own doll-scale GOGGLES and RAY GUN!

Re-create these iconic looks, or mix-and-match the elements from each costume set to create your own characters. As you can see from our pictures, even a simple change of fabric colors and trim can turn our slinky Cat Burglar into an adorably "kawaii" sweet kitty cosplay outfit!

The cat ear beanie, cape, gorget and diadem are rated EASY, while the bodysuit, catsuit and spacesuit are rated INTERMEDIATE for curved seams on slippery fabric and some hand basting and hand finishing.

If you don't own a serger or you've worried about making garments like these out of 4-way stretch spandex material — worry no more! We've included our NO SERGER? NO PROBLEM! directions right in this pattern. And for even more comprehensive tips and tricks on working with spandex-blend fabrics, visit our website at www.leeandpearl.com to download our FREE Sew Easy With Spandex eBook.

***

MATERIALS for the AMAZON PRINCESS BODYSUIT:
Less than 1/4 yd 4-way stretch fabric* (in one color for the bodice and one for the panty)
Less than 1/2 yd 4-way stretch mesh* (skin tone colored for a strapless look)
2/3 yd 1/8" skinny elastic
1/2 yd 1/4" elastic
1 snap (size 2/0)
1 yd gold rattail cord (for the Golden Lasso)
Matching thread

MATERIALS for the AMAZON PRINCESS DIADEM:
Scrap of fabric or faux leather
Scrap of non-stretch lining
OPTIONAL scrap of fusible interfacing (if using lightweight or stretch material as your fabric)
8" piece of 1/4" elastic
Matching thread

MATERIALS for the CAT BURGLAR CATSUIT:
1/3 yard of 4-way stretch fabric*
Less than 1/4 yd of 4-way stretch mesh*
1/3 yd of 1/8" skinny elastic
1 snap (size 2/0)
OPTIONAL 1/2" metal ring or slider buckle
Matching thread

MATERIALS for the CAT BURGLAR CAT EAR BEANIE:
Scraps of felt (in at least two colors)
Scraps of light to medium weight fusible interfacing
1/2 yd single fold bias tape
OPTIONAL fabric glue
Matching thread

MATERIALS for the ALIEN QUEEN SPACE SUIT
Less than 1/4 yd of 4-way stretch fabric* (in one color for the bodice and upper sleeves, and one color for the gauntlets, collar and panty)
1/2 yd of 1/4" elastic
4 snaps (1 size 2/0 and 3 size 3/0 or 4/0)
Matching thread

MATERIALS for the ALIEN QUEEN CAPE and GORGET
14" w x 11" h piece of light or medium weight fabric
14" w x 11" h piece of light or medium weight lining (will be visible)
Scrap of light to medium weight fusible interfacing
Scrap of medium to heavy weight (or fleece-style) fusible interfacing
1 snap (size 1/0 or 2/0)
Fabric glue
Matching thread

* 4-way stretch fabrics and meshes, which typically include spandex, lycra or elastane, stretch not only from side to side, but also lengthwise. Test any fabric before you buy it by stretching one corner: to be a 4-way stretch, the fabric must stretch both vertically and horizontally.

***

Sign up for our mailing list at www.leeandpearl.com, and you'll receive our newsletter full of free pattern tweaks, tutorials, crafts and printables. PLUS, you'll get the link for our annual members-only FREE PATTERN.

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!

Do not miss out on this pattern — join our mailing list today at www.leeandpearl.com.

Join the Lee & Pearl™ community: like us on Facebook (Lee & Pearl), follow us on Instagram (#leeandpearl), share us on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/leeandpearl) and watch us on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/leeandpearl).

To see our other patterns, visit the PATTERNS section of our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeandpearl?section_id=15862176&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

***
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®, DC Comics™ or any other company or organization.

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