This week I’m going to share the pattern for my baby doll bloomers. They go with the halter-style dress (or for bigger dolls it was a halter top), and they are designed to fit 12 inch (30.5 cm) baby dolls with a 9 inch (22.5 cm) tummy/belly circumference and a 5 inch (12.5 cm) leg circumference.
Of course it’s possible for them to fit dolls with slightly larger or slightly smaller measurements, as long as you adjust the length of your elastic to fit the dolls of your choice.
Here we see an image of my Vintage Velvet doll (from the Crissy line of dolls) wearing the same bloomers pictured in the image above:
Later we’ll also see how this same pattern can be used to make a pair of shorts to fit the 12 inch baby dolls, 14 inch Wellie Wisher and Hearts for Hearts dolls, as well as my Vintage 16 inch Velvet doll. Here are some previews of the same pattern used as shorts on these dolls:
If you adjust the elastic, this “bloomers” pattern will fit any of the dolls shown above, from the 14″ American Girls’ Wellie Wishers doll (“Kendall”), to the Hearts4Hearts 14″ doll (“Consuelo”) to the 16″ vintage Velvet doll, to the 12″ baby doll that we see below.
So drop by ChellyWood.com again later this week to download my free bloomers/shorts pattern to fit these various dolls!
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.
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- 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.