I’m re-posting this ken suit pattern page because I’ve updated all these patterns from JPG images to easy-to-download PDF’s!
But I need to apologize…
On more than one occasion, people have complained that it’s really hard to see my black thread stitches on the black felt of this dinner jacket. So I’ve got “re-do Ken jacket tutorial” on my Editable Sewing Planner, which, by the way, is for sale in my Etsy store right now, for just 99 cents (American).
Do you see that goal I’ve set for myself of a $5,000 profit? Yeah… That’s not gonna happen by the end of 2023. Right now I’m just trying to break even! Soooo….
If you don’t see anything for sale in my Etsy store that interests you, you can still buy something from my online store. In fact, it’s possible to buy all the supplies you need to make Ken’s dinner attire in my shop. But to make it easier for you, I’ve provided my affiliate marketing links with each item of clothing below.
Sorry for the “beg fest,” but like everyone else is noticing, this has been a very tricky year financially. Remember my battle with West Nile virus? Ugh! That hospital bill was expensive!
Okay. Enough said. Here are the patterns and tutorials for making Ken’s formal attire:
Dinner jacket, tux, coat to fit Mattel’s Ken and similar-sized male fashion dolls
- Tutorial is shown above (but I’m working on a revised tutorial)
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern
- Requires craft felt, 1/4 inch double-fold bias tape, and size 3/0 snaps
Trousers, pants, or dress slacks to fit Mattel’s Ken and similar-sized male fashion dolls
- Free printable pattern
- Tutorial for making pants/slacks/trousers
- Requires solid cotton fabric and 1/8 inch wide elastic (I recommend Elastic-by-the-Yard)
Collared dress shirt to fit Mattel’s Ken and similar-sized male fashion dolls
- Free shirt and tie patterns (do not use these pants, as they will not fit regular Ken)
- Tutorial showing how to make the dress shirt
- Tutorial showing how to make a tie
- Requires solid cotton fabric and size 3/0 snaps
If you’ve ever had a shirt or pants turn out to be too tight for your doll after you’ve sewn them, then my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” on the Creative Spark platform could help you.
Once you sign up for one of my courses on Creative Spark, the class’s videos will remain open for you to view over and over again. There’s no specific time limit to your course. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you.
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Links:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll 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, but the links below do not necessarily help support this website (whereas the links in the bulleted list at the top DO support this website, as the top links are affiliate marketing links).
ChellyWood.com and ChellyWood LLC are not affiliated with Mattel.