This ensemble features the Lemongrass Bolero PDF Pattern. My version is fully lined using a small print fine lawn for the lining and china silk to line the sleeves. This pattern is sold as a duel set with the Bolero with Collar found under Jackets in my catalogue.


I am inspired by an Australian series called A Place To Call Home, a  “compelling melodrama about love and loss set against the social change of the 1950s”.[ The fashions of this era are wonderful, the flatten pillbox hats, fresh looking skirts, blouses with pretty construction details and I can make use of some very pretty small print cotton I have on hand.


This ensemble uses the PDF Pattern In the City top and Embroidered Skirt found in my PDF pattern catalogue under tops and skirts. I have lined my version of the top making it into a jacket, editing out the sleeve cuffs and only finished half of the front and back darts to create the flaring hemline. I used thread loops to attached the sash. My version of the skirt is fully lined, I have edited out the waistband and closed the faux side front with gold-tone bead button accent and closed the back with button over snap. Both of these patterns are easy to make, need no alterations and can be modified for a variety of different styles.



DoubleBreasted Yoke Jacket Pattern

The jacket uses the PDF pattern Double Breasted Yoke Jacket, my version has a one piece sleeve instead of the two piece construction as shown on the original pattern. I have edited out the sleeve cuff and fully lined the jacket using the front yoke, lower center front and back yoke pieces as facings. This pattern fits perfectly with no alteration and I have closed the front with snaps. You can find this pattern under jackets in my PDF Pattern catalogue and it is for 12 or 16 inch dolls.




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