Here it is everyone… (drumroll)… The pattern you’ve all been waiting for! This FREE printable doll clothes pattern will fit Mattel’s Ken, Spin Master Jake dolls, Ever After High male dolls, and many other male fashion dolls.
I’ve had requests for a male fashion doll coat/dinner jacket and/or tux pattern for years. I’ve struggled to come up with something that’s versatile, fashionable, and easy-to-sew, and in fact, this pattern has gone through several incarnations before I felt it was really ready to release to the public.
Even sewists who are fairly new to sewing can easily sew this dinner jacket or formal coat for Ken or other boy dolls because we’re using felt for our fabric. As you’ll see in tomorrow’s video, the collar will be made from bias tape, to keep it simple.
Now I’ve placed a three-flower difficulty scale on this pattern, mostly because it does involve the use of bias tape. If you need help understanding how bias tape works, here’s a video tutorial to help you. But honestly, I was tempted to give it only two flowers of difficulty because felt is so easy to work with!
Come back tomorrow to see the tutorial video that shows you how to make it, and you’ll see what I mean.
Some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free.
First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.
If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.
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).
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.
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