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With fall underway here, in the northern hemisphere, it’s time to make some coats for our dolls!
This project is most attractive if you can add embroidery along the bottom of the coat or jacket, so for your easy access, here’s a link to my embroidery tutorial gallery.
To make the embroidered flowers and leaves that you see on this project, you’ll need the rambler rose, the Algerian star (or daisy stitch), the French knot, the running stitch (for vines), and the detached chain stitch (for leaves).
OR you could just skip the embroidery and create a lined jacket with no added details.
And if you want to make Anna’s shirt and skirt, visit this page for those tutorial videos and free PDF sewing patterns.
And yes, I recently posted the same pattern, showing the felt coat in beautiful blue felt, on my 6-inch I Dream of Jeannie doll. If you want to view that blog post, to get some creative ideas, click here.
Which dolls will fit today’s coat project?
- Mattel’s Chelsea dolls (5.5 inches or 13.5 cm)
- vintage Strawberry Shortcake 5 inch (13 cm) dolls
- some dollhouse-sized dolls (1:12 scale)
- Disney’s Anna mini toddler dolls
- Disney’s Elsa mini toddler dolls
- Mattel’s Kelly dolls (4 inches or 10 cm)
- Mattel’s vintage Heart Family baby doll (4 inches tall)
- Dawn dolls from Topper** (6 and 1/8 inch or 15.5 cm)
- I Dream of Jeannie dolls from Remco ** (6 inches or 15 cm)
- Lottie dolls** (7 inches or 17.9 cm)
- Pippa dolls from Palitoy** (6 and ½ inch or 16.5 cm)
** Note: This jacket fits these dolls with a shorter sleeve length.
Free patterns and tutorial videos for making this outfit:
- free PDF sewing pattern for making today’s miniature doll’s jacket (remember to cut 2 of the jackets–one of cotton and one of felt)
- tutorial video showing how to make the embroidered jacket
- link to the page with all the embroidery tutorials
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Also note that I am not affiliated with any of the doll or miniatures companies mentioned in this post, but to honor their trademark rights, I am including links to their websites in the section below. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned here.
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To honor the trademark rights of the doll and action figure companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
The I Dream of Jeannie dolls were produced by Remco, but these dolls are no longer in production. It was based on the sitcom of the same name, which aired on NBC “from September 18, 1965, to May 26, 1970” according to Wikipedia. Rights to this doll are linked to the sitcom and its creators.
Kelly, Heart Family baby dolls, and Chelsea dolls are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Strawberry Shortcake dolls are products offered by Shortcake IP Holdings LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Strawberry Shortcake website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Disney’s Anna and Elsa mini toddler dolls are products offered by the Disney corporation, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Disney Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Lottie dolls are manufactured and designed by Arklu (Ireland) Ltd., in Donegal, Ireland, and Arklu holds the registered trademark (™) for them in the US. Lottie dolls are distributed in the USA by Schylling, Inc. These dolls are distributed in the UK, Ireland, France, and Italy by Bigjigs Toys Ltd. Visit Lottie.com to learn more about these wonderful toys that were inspired by kids.
Pippa dolls were produced in Great Britain by Palitoy from 1972 to 1980. Palitoy is now a defunct company, and to my knowledge the Pippa dolls have not had a revival. You can learn more about Palitoy on Wikipedia. You can learn more about these dolls at OverZone’s Pippa Dolls Archive or on the Pippa ID Parade.
Because they are no longer in production at the time of this post, visit the Wikipedia page on Dawn dolls to learn more about these dolls, which are “quite popular as collectors items.”*
*Wikipedia contributors. “Dawn doll.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 20 Mar. 2023. Web. Accessed 27 Jul. 2023.
Wikipedia contributors. “I Dream of Jeannie.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 July 2023. Web. Accessed 20 Aug. 2023.