Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
At the end of April, we’re still seeing those “April showers” in south central Idaho, where I live.
So today I’m sharing patterns and a tutorial video that will help you sew a hooded raincoat for a Disney Princess Toddler doll (or a number of other dolls in a similar size range).
As you can see in the image below, this coat has a lining:
And the lining matches the skirt and top we made on Friday last week! Click here to go back and revisit that blog post.
So the lining is made of cotton print, but the outer part of the hooded raincoat is made of a solid polyester. So be sure to pre-wash your fabrics before you cut them, to make sure they don’t shrink.
I chose polyester for the outer fabric because it can give the coat that shiny “raincoat” sheen, which you’ll notice in the image below.
My buttons were made by a company called Blumenthal Lansing, and the buttons were packaged in plastic with a cardstock label that said, “Favorite Findings.” Click on that link to find them on Amazon.
I also used 3/4 inch sew-on Velcro, as the actual closure mechanism at the front of the jacket. The buttons add a faux closure for a pretty appearance, when in fact, Velcro is used to close the raincoat.
And then finally, I used a half-inch light grey piping as a formal trim. This piping is placed between the lining and the jacket itself, so today’s raincoat project is for more advanced sewists.
You can see the piping around the hood, at the edges of the sleeves, and along the front opening of the hooded raincoat:
That’s why I’m giving today’s project five flowers on my difficulty scale. You should really have quite a bit of sewing under your belt before you tackle a lined raincoat with piping along the edges.
Today’s free printable PDF doll clothes sewing patterns will fit the following dolls:
- 13-inch Disney Princess Toddler dolls*
- 14-inch Hearts for Hearts Girls*
- 14 and a half-inch Wellie Wishers* from American Girl doll company*
- 15 and a half-inch vintage Velvet dolls from the Crissy family of dolls (the sleeves are a bit short on her though)*
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Here’s the free printable PDF sewing pattern for making the hooded raincoat
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to choose fabric
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
The Disney Princess Toddler dolls are products offered by the Disney corporation, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Disney Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
The Hearts for Hearts Girls, Dolls and Games are owned by the Playmates Company International, which holds the registered trademark for these toys. It should be noted, that for each H4H doll purchased, the Hearts for Hearts company donates a portion of their proceeds to World Vision, a global humanitarian organization.
The Wellie Wishers and the 18 inch American Girl dolls mentioned in this blog post are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
The Crissy family of dolls which includes dolls like vintage Crissy, Velvet, and other dolls, were produced by the Ideal Toy Corporation, which held the registered trademark for them. That company is no longer producing the dolls, and at the time of this blog post, it looks like Mattel currently owns the trademark for Crissy (although to my knowledge, they are not producing them). If you wish to purchase one of these dolls, you can sometimes find them used, in good condition, on eBay (see link in the first set of bullets).