I already posted this pattern discussion back in January, but I do like to offer winter topics in June or July, every now and then, to honor my followers who live in parts of the world where it’s currently winter (for example New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Bolivia, Argentina, etcetera).
In fact, my brother-in-law’s family comes from Argentina, and that part of my family is currently visiting Idaho (where I live). Because it will allow me a little vacation time with my family, I’m re-posting Simplicity Barbie doll clothes pattern #7601 and the discussion that deals with making winter coats for Barbie.
So today’s blog post is dedicated to all the folks whose home-countries are south of the equator!
Simplicity Barbie doll clothes pattern #7601 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.
Since it’s winter south of the equator, it’s 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, and shazaam! You’re done!
I did this in my tutorial for Elsa and Anna’s wee itty bitty yellow felt coat, which you can view here. So if you have a basic coat pattern for any doll, really, the concept is the same for dolls of any shape or size.
Now, if you’re looking at the picture of the two Barbie-sized coats in Simpicity doll clothes pattern 7601 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 pattern is one of the first lessons I’ll teach you in my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” class on the Creative Spark platform, should you decide to sign up for it.
Simplicity doll clothes pattern 7601 is just one of many doll coat patterns you can buy as a used pattern on eBay. If you have a favorite doll coat pattern, be sure to mention it in the comments section below, and tell us which doll it will fit.
Now remember, 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.
And by the way, if you use the links I’ve provided to make your eBay purchase, this website will receive a small commission, which helps fund the ChellyWood.com website, so I can continue to provide you with all the free patterns and tutorial videos offered here.
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