Here’s the tutorial video that goes with the free, printable sewing pattern I posted yesterday. As I said before, this pattern for bloomers (or pantaloons) is practically a one-size-fits-all pattern. It’s truly amazing how many dolls can fit into this pattern.
But as it says in the video, the difference lies in how much elastic is required. For dolls with tiny waists, like the Monster High® dolls, you won’t need much elastic at all; whereas for dolls with more natural-looking waists, like the Lammily® dolls, you’ll need more elastic to fit around her waist.
You’ll notice in the video that I also suggest you use stretchy knit fabric when making these pantaloons for the Lammily® dolls. When I tried my bloomers on Lammily®, they fit very snugly. That’s why I suggest using a stretchy fabric for this project, if you’re sewing for Lammily®.
In all honesty, though, I originally designed these bloomers to go with the pioneer-style dress for 8″ dolls, which I posted earlier this month. It’s all part of the same ensemble. It just blew me away when I discovered how many different dolls could wear these cute little bloomers!
Before I go, I want to mention that there’s a sweepstakes giveaway going on. Please take a look at Monday’s post for details.
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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!