As I said yesterday, I don’t approve of the body image projected onto little girls by the Monster High® and Ever After High® dolls, but since I’ve gotten requests for doll clothes to fit these strangely-proportioned dolls (and since I decided to cast a Monster High® doll as the apothecary in my stop-motion version of Romeo and Juliet), I’m going to confess something:
Breyer® doll clothes patterns and World of Love® doll clothes patterns tend to fit the bodies of both Monster High® dolls and Ever After High® dolls. In fact, here’s a list of all the dolls I believe this dress pattern will likely fit:
- The MEGO™ 8″ Wizard of Oz dolls (collectible)
- The 8″ Disney® dolls from the Applause Princess collection
- The Breyer® dolls (to accompany Breyer® Horses)
- Project MC2® dolls (bonnet won’t fit)
- World of Love™ dolls from Hasbro (collectible)
- Monster High® dolls (bonnet won’t fit)
- Ever After High® dolls (bonnet won’t fit)
Wow! Isn’t that great? This dress fits a lot of dolls! But please note the suggested alteration on the skirt. For Monster High® dolls and Ever After High® dolls, I recommend lengthening the skirt by about two to three centimeters, depending on the size of your doll.
Tomorrow I’ll post the video tutorial so you can get started making your “pioneer” style (Victorian era) dress. And there are more patterns and tutorials coming in this same size range, so feel free to follow my website or my YouTube channel.
Most of my designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects), but for smaller doll clothes projects like this one, I recommend using a 1/8 inch seam, if you can pull that off. This ensemble isn’t for brand-new sewists (it can be tricky to make), so if you’re looking for easier projects, please read the information below…
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