Welcome to Cowgirl Ranch! Where the play never ends; from Rodeos to equestrian horseback riding, she can do it all in her Cowgirl Ranch Chaps 18″ doll pattern.
Chaps or Chaparahos, as the Spanish called them, were leather breeches or legs of iron. They protected the cowboy’s legs from brush, cattle and the weather. Wooly chaps were made from leather with the hair left on. Wild West performers loved how showy they were and I’m sure your dolls will love wearing this bit of western tradition.
The outfit goes together easily and has a unique all-in-one construction. Once piece gives your cowgirls a stylish pair of blue jeans with a V-front waistband, belt loops and and attached belt. The Rodeo Belt can be customized with belt buckles and stud trims and sits perfectly in the deep V-front. Chaps get sewn right waistband and look great in leather or faux fur. This is a truly fun dress-to-play outfit that is easy to sew and easy to play with!! Don’t forget Halloween costumes too! Just add a hat and some boots and she will be all ready to Giddy Up little Cowboy!
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18″ doll such as American Girl® and includes instructions for making woolly or leather chaps, jeans and a rodeo belt.
Recommended Fabrics: denim, faux leather or pleather, craft fur
-1/4 yd. denim or faux leather fabric
-9” X 12” faux leather or craft fur
-2” velcro® strip
-3” of elastic to match the chaps
(fold-over elastic works great)
-14” by ⅜” leather strip for belt
-1” concho slide or small belt buckle
-studs for belt – optional
Skill Level: Intermediate