Last week I gave you the pattern and tutorials for making the dress and drawstring purse that go with this ensemble, but wait! There’s more! This week I’m going to share the bonnet and cape patterns and tutorials.
Granted, I already gave you the pattern for the bonnet last week, but I’ll re-post it for easy access this week, since you’ll need it to make the bonnet.
The doll who’s modeling this week’s ensemble is called a Breyer® rider doll. She’s made by the Breyer® toy company, which specializes in making model horses. In the image below, you can see the Breyer® rider sharing a winter-scene diorama with the beautifully designed Breyer® model horses:
My daughter, Emily Teapot, designs miniature saddles for Breyer® Traditional horses and similar-sized model horses, and she sells her creations in an Etsy store which we named after this website. Here’s a link, if you love Breyer® horses and would like to see her lovely saddles. When it comes to miniatures, I guess you could say Emily is a “chip off the ol’ block!”
So this week I’ll show you how to make the pioneer-style bonnet and the little white cape pictured in that photo above.
Today’s post was just a preview of this week’s projects, but if you’re searching for a specific pattern, have a look at the Gallery Page. That’s the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials that are designed to help you make the outfit pictured there.
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In case you haven’t heard, I’ve designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
I also have a series of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!