Make trendy, fun, elegant or dance tights for your doll. These tights have a seam at the back, which helps minimize the bubbles over the bridge of the doll's foot without adding an extra dart. Use any type of knit or stretch fabric - Lycra, dance mesh, stretch lace and more. Included are 2 pattern options to accommodate normal stretch fabrics or those that stretch even more! Also included in this PDF pattern are 2 methods for adding the elastic - either an exposed elastic or a hidden one.
Recommended Fabrics: Light weight knitted and stretch fabrics. Stretch lace, dance mesh, nylon lycra
-Fabric for tights – 12” x 16”
-9.5” Narrow Scallop edge or flat Elastic (5/8” to 1/2” wide)
-Stretch Needle for “rubber” based fabric like Lycra
-Ball Point Needle for knit fabrics
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 12 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.Download, Print, Sew!
Was wanting to use some of the stretch mesh fabrics I have accumulated and though these would be just the thing. I don't sew a lot of stretch fabrics and so having the instructions for how to measure the stretch was great. It only took a few minutes to sew the tights up. I used a zigzag stitch for the seams and for applying the elastic. I used FOE elastic for the waistband which worked well. I am super impressed how these look on the doll. The tights really switched up the dress that she was wearing. I am thinking of making a few more pairs in a variety of colours, they were such a fun sew.
I’ve tried several other patterns for tights, and this one is definitely the best! I love that the designer shows you how to test your stretch, and includes two different size pattern pieces, depending on the stretch of your fabric. Clear, well written instructions and the great fit make this a pattern I’ll definitely use again!
Tights were very quick and simple to make. I'm having trouble not getting wrinkles at the ankle. I'm going to try a different fabric.
Very easy to use,made 5 pairs within 45 minutes,used women thighs for fabric,did not use elastic I use the top of the thighs. Feat perfectly.