This week I’ve been re-posting links to all the male fashion doll patterns I’ve made and posted over the years, on this blog. I have more in store, of course!
But for today, I’d like to post the patterns and tutorial video for making a pair of elastic-waist trousers (or pajama pants) for Broad Ken and similar-sized action figures.
- Here’s the PDF version of the Broad Ken / action figure pants patterns
- Here’s the MS Word downloadable pattern for Broad Ken and/or action figure pants
Now you’ve actually seen this pattern a couple of times before. I first posted it as a “boxer shorts” pattern, and you’ll see that the shorts pattern is included in the downloadable patterns. Here’s an image from that earlier post, to jog your memory:
I need to also say that GI Joe doesn’t fit in the pants as well as I had hoped. Of course you can alter the length by making a deeper hem on the pants (and that’s certainly what I would recommend), but just look at how long the navy blue pants were on my GI Joe grandpa…
However I do have another GI-Joe-ish doll / action figure who looks pretty good in these pants:
Do any of you know the brand name of that action figure shown above? I bought him so long ago, that I’ve actually forgotten what he was called!
He must have a longer inseam than GI Joe, though, because he really fits nicely into these pants!
To my utter surprise, this trousers pattern will also fit regular Ken dolls (although the pants look a bit 1950’s in terms of length). Take a look:
Sorry this is sort of a repeat, in terms of patterns. In spite of that, hopefully my patterns and tutorial video will strike a chord with some of you today.
If not, hang in there! I have lots more patterns in my creative tool belt!
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4 thoughts on “#SewingBlogger Thursday: #Sew a pair of pants for #BroadKen w/FREE #patterns @ ChellyWood.com”
\i am looking for a pattern for Wide Ken to make a bathrobe. If you have one for a Judo Suit I could probably lengthen the Jacket to make a bathrobe pattern that would fit Wide Ken. Thanks for your help.
Right now I only have an easy-to-sew felt jacket pattern, but it could probably be adapted to make a bathrobe. You will want to widen the sleeves and torso a bit for Broad Ken. Here’s the link: https://chellywood.com/2018/04/27/easy-felt-tux-for-ken-dolls-w-free-patterns-chellywood-com/
Thank you so much Chelly. I’m not great at sewing but my grandchildren (who live in the states and I’m in UK) wanted some Barbie and Ken clothes. Thanks to you I have just made my first pair of trousers for Ken. You make it so easy to follow with both patterns and video. I look forward to sewing along with you many more times.
Aww! Thank you for this very thoughtful comment, Lorna!
Be advised though: these are BROAD KEN pants. He’s a little bigger than regular Ken. Hopefully you’re able to find exactly the right doll clothes patterns for your grandchildren’s dolls.
Blessings and good wishes!