Your 18" dolls will look cozy and stylish in the Grandpa Sweater featuring easy to sew raglan sleeves, waistband and cuffs, elastic closures with buttons and your choice of a hood or shawl collar. The sweater possibilities are endless for your boy or girl doll with this PDF sewing pattern that includes easy to follow instructions to take the fear out of sewing with knits.
Recommended Fabrics: Shawl Collar Medium sweatshirt fleece, light-weight fleece, medium sweater knits, micro chenille (Minky) or heavier t-shirt knits. Choose fabrics with No or very minimal vertical stretch and minimal horizontal stretch. Ribbing may be used for the cuffs and waistband. Hood Option Light-weight sweatshirt fleece, light-weight fleece, medium or light-weight sweater knits, micro chenille (Minky) or medium-weight t-shirt knits. No or very minimal vertical stretch and minimal horizontal stretch. Ribbing may be used for the cuffs and waistband.Supplies Needed:
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 39 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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this is an easy to make sweater & looks great on the doll
I tested this pattern and I love it because it's very versatile. You can make it with or without a hood, with or without the elbow patches, and depending on fabric and details you can make it for boys or girls. I made the version without the hood and used a purchased sweater knit, but this is also a great pattern for repurposing old sweaters. I also like this pattern because it looks like it's knit, but it's not. When my husband saw it, he asked, "Did you make that? I didn't think you knit." I had to tell him that yes, I made it, and no, I still don't knit! I definitely intend to make more of these sweaters.
I just love this sweater pattern. It's very easy to stitch up. I love the raglan sleeves, which mean no sleeve setting!!! I can't wait to make more.
This sweater is simply fantastic. It goes together easily and the instructions are clear and well thought out. I also love that there is a cowl and hood option! I'm a visual learner and find the pictures very helpful. Besides all this, it's adorable and well cut. Great for dolls of either gender!