This costume includes a dress, drawstring purse, old-fashioned bloomers (pantaloons), a bonnet, and a riding cape. But the amazing part is that it fits so many different dolls! Just look at the image above! Here’s a list of dolls who can wear the patterns I’ve linked to below:
- Breyer® dolls
- Ever After High® dolls
- Monster High® dolls
- What’s Her Face® dolls
- Disney Princess® 8″ dolls
- World of Love™ dolls
Now for the patterns and tutorials… Note that I’ve listed which numbered doll (above) is able to fit the patterns listed below:
- free, printable pioneer bonnet pattern (fits 1, 5, and 6)
- how to make the bonnet
- free pattern for riding hood (fits 1, 5, and 6)
- how to make riding hood
- free pattern for pioneer-style doll dress (fits 1-6)
- how to sew the pioneer dress for dolls
- free pattern for drawstring purse (fits 1-6)
- how to make the drawstring purse
- free pattern for bloomers (fits 1-6)
- how to make the bloomers
And there you have it, folks! It’s practically a one-size-fits-all doll costume for small dolls!
Before you go, remember that I’m hosting a contest for one person to win five of my daughter’s handmade Breyer Horse blankets. Visit this page to learn how you can win blankets for your model horses.
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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…
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!
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns. It’s important to enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing.
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.