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Introducing Lee & Pearl Pattern 1964: Darling Doris 1960s Ladies' Suit for 18 Inch Dolls!

Introducing Lee & Pearl Pattern 1964: Darling Doris 1960s Ladies’ Suit for 18 Inch Dolls. Our American Girl looks super-chic in this three piece ensemble, which includes a ladylike fitted top, a knee-length pencil skirt and an adorable swing jacket with a shawl collar, in-seam pockets and a full lining. Find this charming new pattern in the Lee & Pearl Easy store at https://www.etsy.com/listing/563966589/lp-1964-darling-doris-1960s-ladies-suitWe're proud to introduce this charming retro suit pattern — our homage to sunny, sparkling '60s star Doris Day, and to all the stylish career gals of any era.

Unlike many other bubbly blonde stars, Doris rarely played a debutante or socialite. She was far more likely to put on a ladylike pastel suit and strike out as a professional woman — a magazine editor, ad exec, interior decorator or research scientist.

The sky's the limit for any doll wearing our Darling Doris suit!

Inspired by a vintage Vogue pattern from 1964, our THREE PIECE SUIT is chock full of high-fashion details like the shaped, shawl collar and full lining on the jacket, the curved waistband and neat kick pleat on the skirt and the curved seams extending into cap sleeves on the top.

But don't worry — it's still a Lee & Pearl pattern, so we'll walk you step-by-step through every detail, with photo illustrated directions and guaranteed-to-fit-together, computer-drafted pattern pieces that make even couture construction as easy as possible.

This new pattern is now available in our ETSY STORE — and we're so excited that we are offering it at a special NEW RELEASE SALE PRICE of $8.99 for two weeks only. After October 29, 2017, the price will go back up to $10.99, so do not miss out.

If you want Darling Doris, CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR ETSY STORE now!

Since launching our Etsy shop in 2013, Lee & Pearl have built a reputation for professionally drafted patterns that fit perfectly and go together easily, with amazing instructions. You will never find a mis-matched curve or vague direction in a Lee & Pearl pattern!Lee & Pearl Pattern 1073: Prima Ballerina Strapless Bodice and Classical Tutu with Basque and Panty for 18 Inch Dolls

Along with those reliable pieces, clear directions and carefully drafted measurements, Lee & Pearl are proud of our reputation for making patterns for one-of-a-kind doll outfits that look just like the real thing, whether it's a perfectly layered and balanced Classical tutu, or a skating dress with a skirt drafted to hang just like the real ones, or a slinky wrap dress indistinguishable from a '70s original, or a historically accurate (and deeply romantic) medieval gown, or a replica U.S. Army uniform that has to be seen — and made — to be believed, or... we could go on and on.

Lee & Pearl Pattern 1008: Classic Ball Cap and Big Fat Trucker Hat for 18 Inch DollsAnd don't get us started on our hat patterns. Lee & Pearl designer, Elizabeth Atwater Menes, studied millinery at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Perfectly made hat patterns will always be a Lee & Pearl specialty.

Lee & Pearl Pattern 1055: Skating Dresses for 18 Inch DollsAnd don't forget to visit the Fabric & Trim Kit section of our Etsy shop, to share the wonderful, hard-to-find fabrics and materials we are lucky to be able to source here in the Los Angeles garment district.

Check our selection regularly for new additions before they sell out — or scroll down and subscribe to our mailing list to hear about new kits, and new patterns, as soon as they launch!

Crafts, Tweaks and Tutorials

We LOVE 18 inch doll craft tutorials. We love to watch them, read them — and most of all, we love to make them.

Make adorable slippers with Lee & Pearl's FREE Easy Garter Stitch Knitted Slippers for 18 Inch Dolls knitting pattern

You can find our tutorials in our monthly Newsletters, on our YouTube Channel, on our Pinterest Crafts & Tutorials Board, and of course, linked from our Tutorials page.

Lee & Pearl Pattern 3001: A Late Medieval Lady's Wardrobe for 18 Inch DollsOne of our most popular tutorial features is the FREE "Tweak the Pattern" PDF download that we like to offer in our newsletters.

We love it when people take our patterns beyond the outfit on the cover. In fact, we often do that ourselves. And when we do, we love to put those ideas into free pattern or tutorial form for our Newsletter subscribers.

Some of these "Tweak the Pattern" features involve new pattern pieces, while others are suggestions for using unexpected materials or trims.

For this boho look, make Lee & Pearl Pattern 1057: Halter Swimsuit and Swimdress for 18 Inch Dolls using the fringed tweak, available on our website at www.leeandpearl.com

And don't worry if you miss any of these tweaks: all newsletter content, including the FREE Tweak the Pattern downloads, are available in our Newsletter Archive.

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Got dolls who love STEM? Subscribe to our mailing list — and receive Pattern 1025: She Blinded Me with Science Unisex Lab Coat (or Unlined Coat) and Safety Goggles for 18 inch, 16 inch and 14 1/2 inch dolls as our FREE gift!

Our FREE gift to 2017 Lee & Pearl mailing list subscribers - Pattern 1025: She Blinded Me with Science Unisex Lab Coat or Unlined Coat and Safety Goggles for Dolls. This pattern is our first multi-size bundle, and includes patterns that fit 18 inch American Girl-sized dolls, 16 inch A Girl for All Time dolls and 14 1/2 inch Wellie Wisher-sized dolls.

This pattern will be available through 2017 as an exclusive FREE GIFT download to anyone who signs up for our mailing list below. We'll debut a new members-only pattern in 2018. To get both patterns for free, make sure that you and your friends have subscribed by the end of the year!

You will receive three e-mails immediately after subscribing: the first two confirm your e-mail address and the third — which you will receive within an hour of confirmation — contains download information for your FREE pattern. If you have any trouble downloading the pattern, please contact us at info@leeandpearl.com. Thank you!

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