One of my most popular pattern is the Quilted Parka Bundle for 18" Doll. When I drafted the smaller size for 14" doll, I found it challenging to sew it with the lining. Linings can be time consuming with the added steps.
Personally, I love linings because they provide a cleaner finish on the inside of the garment. But, let's be frank, sometimes, you just want to finish a project! So I am here to show you how to sew this quickly and still look awesome.
This pattern consists of 4 outerwear pieces: Coat, Jacket, Long Vest and Short Vest.
For this hack, let's make the Jacket (which, by the way, is the same construction as the coat).
I am using a pre-quilted fabric, instead of quilting it myself. Such a time saver! They are available in various colors and prints. They also come lined or unlined.
So if you have this pattern, time to take some notes so you can make this easier version. Please refer to the pattern for particular details on some of the steps (example: zipper sewing details, seam allowance, etc).
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For the purposes of this blog, I also omitted the fur trim so as not to make this tutorial too long.
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