Confused? Don’t be. Yes, we’ve seen the pioneer dress pattern before, but I used the bodice portion of the pioneer dress pattern above to create these cute little crop tops, which are shown below:
And here’s Lagoona Blue wearing a shirt made from the same free printable doll clothes pattern:
And once again, it doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch to assume that it fits the Breyer® Rider dolls for which the pioneer dress pattern was intended. Take a look at the image below. My daughter, Emily Teapot, made that top, along with the horse blanket which is lovely too!
So as you can see, this pattern is, like many of the other patterns I’ve posted lately, very versatile. Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial I made, showing you exactly how to take that pioneer dress pattern, and turn the bodice portion of the pattern into a summer crop top to fit the doll of your choice!
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In case you haven’t heard, I have also 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’ve also got 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!