This is my “Romeo’s Trousers” pattern for male fashion dolls, and it’s #2 on my list of the “Top 15 Downloaded Patterns from ChellyWood.com.”
I really love this pants pattern for the modern Ken® and similar-sized dolls. In fact, whenever I make a new outfit for male fashion dolls, this is the pattern I use for the pants/jeans/trousers without fail. Of course the “trousers inlay” piece is optional if you’re not going for the bi-colored Renaissance look.
Want to know what I like best about this pattern? Little kids find it easy to put these pants on because they have an elastic waist! Not only that, but the cut of these pants looks really fantastic on modern Ken dolls.
On Monday I’ll post the #1 most downloaded pattern on ChellyWood.com. Can you guess what it is? Look through the lineup in May and ask yourself, “What’s missing?” Leave your guess in the comments below!
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Please note: you must 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. These designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).
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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!