Have a look at view 5 in the image above. Today I’m talking about Simplicity Barbie doll clothes pattern #7601, which was published in 1991.
This pattern set offers a very easy winter coat pattern for all the beginner sewists out there. And although they don’t appear on the sketches on the back of the pattern, it does come with the hat and purse pictured on the front of the pattern:
Here in Idaho, where I live, it’s the dead of winter, a great time to provide children with a comfy winter coat for their dolls!
One of the easiest ways to make the pattern for view 5 pictured on the front of Simplicity doll clothes pattern 7601 is to make the coats and hats out of craft felt. That way you won’t have to hem anything. Just sew from cuff to underarm, and from underarm to the bottom of the garment, an shazaam! You’re done!
Now, if you’re looking at the picture of the coats and thinking, “That coat’s too short.” Don’t worry. Lengthening a pattern isn’t as hard as it may seem.
In fact, lengthening a pants pattern is one of the first lessons I’ll be teaching in my class on the Creative Spark platform.
Lately I’ve been receiving emails from people wondering, “Where’s your Creative Spark class?” So I’m going to tell you that we’re close to publishing the class! Very close indeed!
I’ve finished my promotional video, and now it’s just up to the Creative Spark folks to decide it’s time to release the class for the public. Once it becomes available, I’ll be posting a link to the class itself, right here on ChellyWood.com — so keep checking my website!
Now back to Simplicity doll clothes pattern 7601…
Most of the commercial patterns I display and talk about here on ChellyWood.com are also available for sale on eBay. However, if you’ve never purchased a pattern on eBay before, it’s a good idea to read the article I wrote called, “Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay.” It will save you time, money, and will likely prevent buyer’s remorse.
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