I have to admit, the pants/jeans pattern has given me some grief, as I put together this set of patterns to fit my new 16″ Tonner™ fashion doll. So don’t count on the pants/jeans pattern just yet! Once I get a pair of jeans/pants sewn that really fit my doll, I’ll re-post this pattern with the image of the doll on it (wearing the ensemble).
But for now, I can guarantee that the sleeve does correctly fit the bodice pattern that I posted yesterday (labeled “shirt front,” “shirt back,” and you’ll want the collar piece too).
Note that unlike my playscale doll clothes, this pattern uses a true 1/4 inch seam. I meticulously checked my seams as I sewed, to make sure I maintained a true 1/4 inch seam.
When I get the pants done, this pattern will require that you cut out both pant leg pieces, and then tape them together where the A arrow and the B arrow are pointing. But we’ll get back to that another day.
Meanwhile, I’ll finish up the tutorial video, showing you how to make the business-style jacket/blouse with long sleeves, so you can get busy making this addition to your doll’s wardrobe!
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.
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 scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
- You can pin them on Pinterest.
- You can like them on Facebook.
- You can tweet about them.
- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist 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 use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some 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.
If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts!