On Friday (October 5th) we'll have a free pattern available from Karen Wadsworth, the designer behind the beloved Forever 18 Inches pattern brand. Help us decide which pattern should be free and be sure to come back on Friday to download your free copy!
More About Karen In Her Own Words: I've always loved dolls. My tenth birthday present from my mother was an honest-to-goodness sewing basket filled to the brim with supplies, and a Barbie pattern. I was in heaven! I sewed throughout my high school years, and then began again when my great nieces received American Girl dolls. My teenage sons were horrified that their mother was playing with dolls. During that time I also discovered Liberty Jane patterns. Wow--stylish, detailed patterns for dolls with fantastic instructions and a beautiful fit! Before I realized what was happening I was designing my own patterns. Partnering with PixieFaire as a seller and designer has been such a fun adventure! I'm grateful to those of you who have become customers and friends along the way. This pattern is my thank you to all of you--enjoy!
More About Each Pattern
Bedrock Beauty Designed to Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: If you grew up in the 1960s, it's likely that you would have watched an animated television program called the Flintstones. A playful take on entertainer Jackie Gleason's "The Honeymooners" series, it broadcast the exploits of a "modern Stone-Age family." This pattern is a nod to that show and those times, and a great choice for a 1960s or modern-day costume for 18" dolls.
The tunic has three main pattern pieces and is designed for use with non-fraying fabrics to eliminate hemming. This quick and easy-level sewing project is a great choice for craft-show sellers, Etsy vendors, and would also be a perfect mother-daughter project for cold winter months. Non-fraying costume suede, faux suede, or a cotton quilter's fabric backed with lightweight iron-on interfacing can be used to create the dress. Instructions for the fashionable Stone Age accessories are also included.
Nautical Skirt Designed to Fit Disney® Animators' Dolls: Calling all Disney Animator Dolls ready for an adventure! The Nautical Skirt With Pockets Pattern a skirt with deep pockets—so handy for dolls and their friends who want to stow important treasures! Option 1 of this PDF sewing pattern has decorative topstitching, an inset panel, deep patch pockets, a faux-buttoned waistband, and a straight gathered skirt that can be used with border prints or stripes. Option 2 is a simplified version of Option 1 to make the skirt an easy-level sewing project for newer seamstresses. Both skirts have flat fronts and elasticized backs for easy dressing and fit.
Faux Button Jumper Designed To Fit Les Cheries® and Hearts For Hearts Girls® Dolls: The Faux Button Jumper is a simple pattern with detailing that looks complicated--but isn't! It looks like it has a front placket, but looks can be deceiving. The placket is all show, and the jumper actually has only three main pattern pieces, plus cut strips for Straps and Optional Pockets. Option 1 is an Easy-level project for newer seamstress or those who want quick results (no closures, no lining, no facing, no worries!). Option 2 is slightly more advanced, and is finished with a lining to accommodate lighter-weight fabrics. Either option can be made with or without the optional pockets.
Cowl Neck Tee Shirt Designed To Fit Kidz N Cats® Dolls: Comfy, soft, warm, and timelessly classic.—so many reasons to love anything with a cowl neck! This pattern offers two options to accommodate beginning and intermediate sewing skills. Option 1 features a classic cowl-neck tee with self-banding on the sleeves and bottom edge, while Option 2 has been simplified with plain sleeves and a simple hem. The Option 2 Sleeves can be cut ¾ length or full length.
Two sets of cutting lines have also been provided: one to achieve a closer “girl-style” fit, and another for a looser look for male dolls. Directions for cutting are provided on the pattern pages. When you print this pattern, check to make sure that the scale is correct by measuring the 1” square scale on each page. Set the page margins on your printer to narrow and the print scale to none. When you begin sewing, pay special attention to the size of your seam allowances. This pattern was sized to fit snugly, and accurate seams are important to achieve a good fit.
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