In the past few months, on ChellyWood.com, I’ve been getting requests for more modern clothes for male dolls. Since I really like the flexibility of the highly articulated Liv Dolls, I thought I’d design some clothes for my male Liv Doll, Jake (from Spin master). These dolls are no longer in production, but they’re available used, if you wish to buy them on eBay. Sometimes I’ll see a boxed one on Amazon, but because they’re out of production, that resource can be quite pricey. They have very realistic eyes and their bodies are unbelievably flexible, as you can see in the image above, in which Jake stands with his arms crossed.
Liv Dolls move at the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip joint, knee, and ankle. The female dolls often move at the waist as well.
So this week I’m going to show you how to make Jake’s black dress pants and tie. Next week, I’ll show you how to make his jeans with over-sized pockets and dress shirt with collar. I’ll provide free, printable patterns and YouTube video tutorials, as is my normal routine.
You may be wondering if these clothes also fit Ken dolls. Here’s the proof that they do:
However, Spin Master Jake’s waist is a wee bit smaller than Ken’s. Therefore, the snaps were difficult to close. If you want to avoid this problem, just use this pattern for Ken’s pants (minus the inlay) instead. And here’s the video tutorial showing you how to make those easy-to-sew, elastic waist pants for Ken and other fashion dolls.
I haven’t made a jacket to accompany these Ken clothes, but that’s in the works. It may be a little longer before I have that pattern down, but this pattern for a zipper jacket actually fits Ken quite nicely, and here’s the tutorial for that one, if you’re in a hurry to make a whole suit.
All of my free, printable sewing patterns are found on this page, and this video tutorial can give you a few tips and pointers about how to print my patterns. I use a 1/4-inch seam allowance (that’s standard for fashion dolls). But if you have any questions that aren’t answered here, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m a friendly and likable person!
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