On Friday (October 20th, 2017) we are offering a free pattern by designer Gaby Shearer. Gaby is the creator of the Originals By Gaby and Baby Mine brands. The pattern will be free starting at Midnight Pacific Time and free one-day-only. And if the pattern you voted for doesn't win, just go ahead and buy it as a way to thank Gaby!
More About Gaby Shearer and the Baby Mine Brand, (in her own words): I began sewing at the young age of 6 on my mom’s sewing machine. When I turned 8, she rewarded me with my very first Barbie doll patterns, many of which I still have! I purchased my first sewing machine – an old Singer Treadle – as a newlywed. It was then that I started creating doll clothes and altering patterns to fit Madame Alexander dolls. I didn’t have kids of my own yet so gave them away to others who could use them. I was soon blessed with 2 daughters and had a ball creating party dresses, play clothes and Halloween costumes. I’m now happily retired and thoroughly enjoy my rekindled love of sewing and creating doll clothes. Publishing my patterns is just an added bonus. The real blessing comes when I get to see all of the amazing outfits created with the use of my patterns!
More About Each Pattern
Chantilly Skirt Designed To Fit 18 Inch Doll Clothes Such As American Girl®: Wear the trendy Chantilly Skirt to school or the mall and you will be a fashionista. Off to the tennis courts? Or a track meet? The Chantilly Skort is right on trend. This PDF pattern includes pieces to make the skirt in a 2 way stretch knit or a light weight woven fabric. Add the shorts to the knit version for a completely different look. So quick and easy, you will make it again and again.Recommended Fabrics: For the knit skirt of skort, 2 way stretch knit fabrics like lycra, ponte, dancewear, or spandex. For the woven skirt, lightweight woven fabric with a soft drape such as rayon challis or a chiffon. A cotton or cotton blend may be used for the main skirt pieces.
60s Martian & Rainbow Girl Designed To Fit 18 Inch Doll Clothes Such As American Girl®: What's more fun than dressing up for Halloween? This pattern was inspired by the Martian costumes of the 60s. It has puff boots for space walking and alien antenna for communicating with the mother ship. The puffed-sleeves and flared skirt add a feminine touch. The bodice is fully lined and closes in the back with snaps, buttons, or hook and loop tape. The front bodice is perfect for adding a button, embroidery or an iron-on.
Make it up with bright colors and you have a Rainbow Girl costume. Use red and white and you have a Mrs. Claus outfit. Directions are included for making the sleeves and boots from strips of different colored fabrics. This fun PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®, and includes instructions for the dress, boots and bonus anennas.
Flower Crown Designed To Fit 18 Inch Doll Clothes Such As American Girl®: An easy to make Flower Crown adds the finishing touch to your doll’s outfit. Perhaps a flower crown for a beautiful bride or for her bridesmaids? Perchance she is a woodland fairy with a crown of wildflowers. Or maybe she’s a 60’s flower girl, or even a medieval princess. Whatever the special occasion might be, a flower crown will enhance your girl's ensemble. This is a great project for 8-12 year olds. So gather together your flowers, lace, ribbons and more. The variations are endless so let your imagination run wild! This easy no-sew PDF crafting pattern is designed to fit most 16-20" dolls such as American Girl®, Kidz N Cats®, and A Girl For All Time®.
Leesburg Mini Skirt Designed To Fit 18 Inch Doll Clothes Such As American Girl®: A stylish A-line skirt with just enough detail, the Leesburg Mini has an inverted pleat in the front, front slant pockets, back darts, and a waistband with belt loops. The waistband is cut on the bias for a little give and a flatter fit. Choice of zipper or hook and loop for the back. An optional blind hem tutorial is included for those that want a dressier skirt. The pockets and belt loops are also optional. This is a good skirt to up your skills on. Start without the pockets, belt loops and blind hem. Work up to the intermediate skills as you learn. Cutting lines are included for the larger pre-Mattel dolls. Leesburg is an old historic town that sits along the Potomac River in northern Virginia. Settlement began there in the early 1700s. The town was formed in 1758 and named after Thomas Lee, born and raised in Virginia. Due to its location, Leesburg played a role in many wars including the War of 1812, serving as a temporary haven for the US Government. Today, Leesburg’s Historic District is considered one of the most picturesque and best preserved in Virginia. Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight woven fabrics, such as chambray, quilting cottons, light-weight linens, light-weight denim, light-weight twill, pinwale corduroy.
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