On Friday (March 18th) we will be offering a free pattern from Laurie Kwok of Jen Ashley Doll Designs. Laurie is a graduate of our Design Academy and you'll love her fun pattern collection.
More About Laurie and Jen Ashley Designs, (in her own words): I was inspired to sew at a young age by two of my aunts who sewed and crocheted every chance they had. I was impressed by the beautiful things they created for their families and themselves. One aunt taught me the basics of sewing and crocheting and how to sew doll clothes for my Barbie, Skipper, Tammy, and Pepper dolls. By the time I reached my teens, I was making clothes for myself. When my children were growing up, I made most of their dress clothes, some of their play clothes, and most of their Halloween costumes. I made several suits and sailor outfits for my two sons and matching hand smocked dresses for my daughter and her American Girl dolls. I enjoy making doll clothes for my Etsy shop, craft shows, and custom orders. I started publishing patterns with Pixie Faire in 2014. So far, I have a variety of patterns (including sports patterns) inspired by clothing children and teens wear.
Learn More About Each Pattern:
Breezy Summer Top Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls: This cute summer top PDF pattern has variations for a pleated or gathered empire waist style top. Included are options to embellish the fully lined upper bodice. The confident beginner has the opportunity to learn new skills such as pleating and gathering. Those with more experience will enjoy creating a quick top for their 18 inch dolls. Suggested fabrics include lightweight fabric such as 100% cotton, linen, etc. Fabric that presses easily and holds a crease is recommended for the the pleated top.
The Football Jersey Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls: Your 18 inch boy or girl doll will love to have a football jersey in his/her favorite team or school colors! Add a number, team name, or team motif to make a jersey that looks just like those made for people. Make your jersey with the mock long sleeve layer included in the pattern, and your doll will be all set for cooler days. Does your doll need pajamas? Make the longer length in flannel or interlock knit. Be creative and have fun embellishing this PDF pattern with ribbon, iron-ons, or machine embroidery. Recommended Fabrics: Football Jersey - interlock knit, sports mesh knit; Pajama Tee - flannel, interlock knit.
Twin Baby Playdate Overalls Designed To Fit 15 Inch Dolls Such As Bitty Baby®: Get your babies ready for their next play date with this PDF pattern from Jen Ashley Doll Designs! This pattern includes two overall styles, a t-shirt, and bloomers to wear under the "skirt-all".
The Banded Waist Henley For 18 Inch Dolls: Have fun designing your own Banded Waist Henley! Start with 1/4 yard of knit fabric for the main part of your shirt and knit fabric remnants for parts you wish to contrast or coordinate, such as the neckband, placket, sleeves, etc. (New and used t-shirts are a great source for knit fabric). Make your top with one pocket, two pockets, or no pockets. Make your pockets with or without flaps. Have fun creating tops with coordinating or contrasting fabric or in all one color. The design options is this PDF pattern are endless!
Take a look at each pattern:
We'd love to hear your opinion - which one of these fun patterns should be free? Leave a comment below with your opinion! And be sure to thank Laurie!