This is a sort of “Little Red Riding Hood”-style hooded cape pattern for small dolls like the Breyer® rider dolls and similar-sized dolls. Generally speaking, this hood will fit most 8″ dolls, but I think it also looks good on some of the Mattel® small child dolls, like Chelsea® and Stacie® dolls. You could probably get away with it on Skipper®, but it may seem a bit too small for Skipper in the hood.
You’ll notice that this pattern also has a “Victorian bloomers” pattern. Bloomers were the undergarments worn back in the pioneer days. I’m going to spend some time creating the video tutorial for making the bloomers this weekend, so watch for that post down the road a ways.
As is my usual routine, I’ll post the tutorial for making this riding hood cape tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s the link to the pattern’s page, for easy-printing:
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.
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