Last Christmas, I made my niece, Emily, some baby doll clothes, which she dutifully dressed her baby doll in. Then she proceeded to take the clothes off the baby doll and put them on her “Kitty” (plush toy) instead!
She prefers Kitty to any other toys. But it’s hard to make doll clothes that fit Kitty without having her plush toy in my hands to measure her and check the fit of the clothes.
Does anyone else have this issue? Not that it’s a big problem — my niece was thrilled to get doll clothes for Christmas — but it sure would be nice to have a model for designing doll clothes to fit her plush kitty toy.
The pattern above is one I bought, thinking I would sew a Kitty-like toy that is similar in shape to my Emily’s Kitty. However, when I opened the package, I discovered that the pattern for the kitty is significantly bigger than Emily’s Kitty.
Do any of you have tips or tricks to share, regarding sewing clothes for a plush toy or doll that you can’t find patterns for?
Since we’re gearing up to make Christmas gifts at my house, I thought I’d open up this discussion. Your thoughts and ideas, my dear followers, are all appreciated! Please leave comments!
For anyone who is interested in the pattern at the top of this page, it’s Simplicity Craft Pattern #2613, and here’s a link to the eBay page where you may be able to find it. I would also advise you to click here and read my article which offers lots of helpful tips for buying used patterns online.
I also have a plush toy pattern, here on ChellyWood.com, for making a plush bear. Here’s an image:
To download this free bear pattern, please click here. That link includes the free printable PDF, which allows you to give the plush bear a pair of pants as well.
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