On Friday (April 20th) we are offering a free doll clothes pattern from Diane Cusack of 18 On Main. Help us decide which pattern should be free and then come back on Friday to get your free copy!
More About Diane Cusack and 18 On Main, (in her own words): For me, it’s all about that little spark of magic that happens when you see kids touch a new outfit for the first time. How they touch it and look it over, inspecting all the little details. I try to design pieces that will keep that spark alive long after its sewn. It’s a great compliment when I hear adults say my patterns remind them of their youth. Success? It’s knowing I’ve brought a smile, maybe taught something new or added some fun imagination to their play. I enjoy designing pieces that kids can really play with. It’s magical job to know that I’m in the business of designing smiles for little faces.
More About Each Pattern:
Cowgirl Ranch Chaps Designed To Fit 18" Dolls Such As American Girl®: Welcome to Cowgirl Ranch! Where the play never ends; from Rodeos to equestrian horseback riding, she can do it all. Chaps or Chaparehos, as the Spanish called them, were leather breeches or legs of iron. They protected the cowboy’s legs from brush, cattle and the weather. Wooly chaps were made from leather with the hair left on. Wild West performers loved how showy they were and I’m sure your dolls will love wearing this bit of western tradition. So tie your horse up to the stable and get ready for fun!! Giddy Up little Cowgirl!! This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" doll such as American Girl® and includes instructions for making wooly or leather chaps, jeans and a rodeo belt.
Cowgirl Ranch Stable and Pet Feed For 18" Doll Pets: You don’t need to be a cowboy to have a zoo of animals to feed. Pets in the city and on the farm need a good meal of corn, oats and honey. You can choose a fabric or paper bag to make a perfect gift for your pet lover’s holiday. This set includes pet food bags for a horse, cow, pig, rabbit, chicken, dog and cat.
Four printable label sets are included in this PDF pattern to allow you to decide which type of pet owner you want to be. There is the classic Retro Style that will remind you of 30’s style prairie dresses made from calico cloth and muslin feed sacks. A totally up-to-date Modern Style plays with current culture. How about a totally Organic Style that features naturally healthy ingredients? Finally all three sets have been reduced in scale to allow them to work with the popular Mini Dolls and Breyer® style stable horses. That’s 48 labels for you to mix, match and imagine with!
Need more? The Retro and Modern Styles can be totally customized by you! Sixteen labels can be personalized to include your child’s name, beloved family pet’s name or even the family’s last name!! Name your cat food after your kitten, or your bunny food after your family business. Your puppy will know he’s a good dog when he sees the dog food named after him!!
With simple sewing and a few supplies, it is easy to make a perfect and personalized birthday or Christmas gift for each child on your list. Labels are printed onto t-shirt transfer sheets and computer printer fabric sheets. Boxes have a computer printed template to take out all the measuring and work well with scrapbook paper and light weight cardstocks.
Hot Dog Pet Costume For 18 Inch Doll Pets: So you want to take your Poodle to a Pet Parade? Maybe your Bulldog wants to go to the Circus?
Or you might have a new Dachshund puppy yearning for a play date.
Halloween or any day, your pets will love wearing the one-piece, easy to make, Hot Dog! Pet Costume. Simple hook and loop tape closures ensure that even the youngest pet owner will be able to dress their dogs and cats with ease. No worries about picnic spills when you are out walking your dog in the park with easy rick rack mustard trim.
So if you have a simple Labrador or a fancy meatloaf, chocolate chip, coconut, honey, sugar, pepper, or bonbon; remember, what they all really want ….. is to be the next Top HOT DOG!
Bear E. Charming Prince For Build A Bear Dolls: Every Princess needs a Prince. Bring storybook legends, dashing heroes and modern royals to life with this easy to adapt suit pattern filled with inspiration and charm. This simple two piece set is designed for stuffed bears like Build-A-Bear® or Duffy® and can be easily adapted for a King, his court or military dress uniform. The suit jacket opens from the back and allows you to create a front filled with details that every little girl dreams of. The perfect way to tell your Valentine that he is the Prince you always wanted! A treasure for those craft fairs that long for more boy bear clothes too. How big can you dream when one pattern offers so many possibilities?
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