This is my “Renaissance Jacket and Trousers” pattern for male fashion dolls, and it’s #6 on my list of the “Top 15 Downloaded Patterns from ChellyWood.com.”
Like some of my others, this is quite an old pattern, but it still gets downloaded a lot! I know I need to make a newer jacket pattern and tutorial for Ken and friends, but I haven’t done much about it. Maybe this summer will afford me some time to design and post some new styles for male fashion dolls. I certainly hope so!
I have designed what I think is a little nicer pants pattern since I posted this one. Here’s a link to the newer pants pattern in case you’re interested. But honestly, this older pants pattern fits the stockier Ken dolls (the ones from the 1980’s and such) better than my newer pants pattern does. So there’s that to think about.
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In case you haven’t heard, I’ve 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 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!