These Sherpa style vests for Journey Girl® dolls and other slim 18″ dolls are a cozy, casual, and fun addition to any outfit. Surprisingly easy to make, they are made from a bonded suede & fleece fabric, and sewn with the seams exposed on the outside. Both vests have a rounded collar, and the fleece is exposed on the hem and armholes. They close with leather lacings anchored by decorative triangle patches. Wooden beads are used for the buttons. View A is hip length, and View B is mid-thigh with decorative patch pockets. Hat and boot patterns are available separately, as well as a bundled package with all three patterns.
Please Note: You may make vests to sell from the pattern, but please recognize Crabapples as the designer. If you do not sew, but would like to custom order a vest, contact me for a price quote and a custom listing. This pattern is designed to fit Journey Girls® Dolls specifically and will not fit the standard 18 inch doll such as the American Girl® Doll. A Journey Girls doll is 18 inches tall but has a much slimmer body.
Recommended Fabrics: Bonded Faux Suede with Fleece Underside.
-1/4 yard of 58-60” wide faux suede with a fleece underside.
-Three ½” beads (for buttons)
-21” leather lacing (for front closure) or cotton cording
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner