Monday is the day when I typically give my readers a preview of the project for the week ahead. I also like to show off which dolls can fit in this week’s free pattern, like the BFC Ink doll shown below:
The pattern for the V-neck shirt has already been posted, but the shorts (with one little pocket at the back) are what we’ll be learning to sew this week. As you can see in the image below, this outfit also fits the Hearts for Hearts Girls:
The Hearts4Hearts (also spelled H4H online sometimes) dolls are 14″ tall, but this week’s pattern will most likely fit quite a few dolls in the a wide size range, including some 13-inch (33 cm), 14 inch (35.5 cm), 15 inch (38 cm), 16 inch (40.5 cm), and even some small-bodied 17 inch or 18 inch (43 cm to 46 cm) dolls.
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As you’ll see in Thursday’s instructional tutorial video, the lace top we made last week also looks very nice with this week’s shorts project. Have a look:
But as we noted last week, vintage Crissy dolls don’t fit in this outfit quite as well as vintage Velvet dolls, which are a bit smaller. Here’s vintage Velvet wearing an outfit made with this week’s patterns:
As you can see, Velvet looks alright, even though the lace top is a wee bit short on her midriff.
However I recommend using a longer shirt for Crissy, and you might agree with me if you scroll down to look at the image below:
I mean, yes, it fits her, but I really think a longer shirt (like the felt one) might look a little better with these shorts, on your vintage 18 inch Crissy dolls.
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