8-Inch Doll Clothes #Western Outfit Designed to Fit #Breyer Dolls and #Dollhouse Dolls

Image of two 8-inch dolls wearing jeans and a western shirt with fringe.

Visit ChellyWood.com to print free sewing patterns and watch video tutorials that show you how to make clothes for Barbie, Breyer dolls, American Girl dolls, and more.

Here’s a preview of what I’ll be offering this week: free sewing patterns and tutorials to make some clothes that fit 8-inch dolls like the World of Love Dolls, Breyer dolls, and many dollhouse-sized dolls.

Since I posted last week’s Breyer doll clothes patterns, I’ve gotten some interesting questions and comments on Breyer dolls. People are wanting to know who these dolls are and what’s unique about them.

Breyer is most well known for making model horses. According to Wikipedia, the Breyer company, “a division of Reeves International, Inc,[1] is a manufacturer of model animals. The company specializes in model horses made from cellulose acetate, a form of plastic, and produces other animal models from the same material as well.”
The dolls they make are specifically designed for flexibility, so they can easily be positioned on collectible model horses. My daughter owns several model horses and two Breyer dolls; one of her dolls is 8 inches high (approximately 20 cm), and the other is not quite 7 inches high (17 cm).
These dolls are very sturdy, highly articulated, and attractive (although older models are a bit less attractive, in my humble opinion). They fit nicely in some doll houses. According to the official Breyer website, the “Classic” dolls and their corresponding horses fit 1:12 scale; the “Traditional” dolls and horses are molded to a 1:9 scale.
My daughter makes beautiful miniature saddles, blankets, halters, and lead ropes for her Breyer horses, and although she’s only 14 years old, she has her own Etsy store in my name. I think a lot of young girls who collect Breyer horses enjoy saddling them and creating blankets and tack for them, so my daughter is hoping to raise a little college money by selling her handmade saddles and tack to this niche group of model horse collectors.
Meanwhile, she and I both sew outfits for the Breyer dolls. Now that I’ve designed a few custom outfits for my daughters’ dolls, I’d like to share them here, on my website. This week I’ll show you how to make the jeans and top shown in the image at the top of the page.
If any of my regular followers have more questions about Breyer dolls, feel free to leave comments or fill out a “Submit a Question” form. I’ll do my best to answer any questions you have.
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