Alana is a versatile pattern comprising a Hawaiian-style shirt, shorts with contrast trim, and a reversible bucket hat.
The loose-fitting casual shirt is traditionally styled. It has a left breast pocket, notched collar, lined yoke, side slits, short sleeves and is fastened with hook and loop tape, buttons or snaps.
The shorts have a contrast hem band and an elasticized waist for an easy fit.
The whole ensemble is a fun summer outfit that’s ideal beach wear, perfect for a doll’s vacation, for wearing on board a ship, or just for playing in the park or the yard.
The shirt and shorts will also make super summer pajamas for those warm, balmy evenings when long PJ pants are just too much. The shirt would also be great for making school uniforms.
The pattern is perfect for your 15” baby dolls, with instructions included for creating the shirt fastening for both boys and girls. The Alana pattern is a great addition to your pattern collection and will fast become the go-to pattern for many of your doll’s favorite clothes.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 15" baby dolls such as Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twin®.
The Alana pattern is also available for 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Woven fabrics - e.g. medium to lightweight cotton, and cotton blends, shirting, lawn, poplin or broadcloth, silk for the shirt,
- One third of a yard of your main fabric;
- One quarter of a yard, or a fat quarter (18” x 22”) of contrast fabric, or the equivalent in scraps left over from other dressmaking projects;
- 22” x 9” of lightweight fusible interfacing;
- 3.25” anti-snag or ultra thin hook and loop tape for closure (or snaps if preferred);
- Four 1/4”-3/8” buttons for decoration;
- 11.5 inches of 3/8" elastic for the shorts waist.
Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate
What You Get: One 33 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!
Well written, easy to follow instructions for any skill level. The shirt is pretty detailed but the construction is simple. I have made lots of human and doll clothes and I’ve never had any instructions refer to the “proper” right or left of the garment, but it does make it easier and less confusing for a novice sewer to understand. I think the extension on the center back casing area of the shorts could be left out, especially if you are using a serger to stitch the seam or finish the edges. Lots of detailed construction techniques. Love that it looks very boyish in the right fabrics since there are so few B.B. boy patterns.
This pattern was very easy to follow, and fit the little 15 inch boy and girl dolls perfectly. I was only going to make the little boy's shirt, but once I got going, I'd made the shirt, shots and hat for both of my granddaughter's Bitty Baby dolls. I'm going to make the little hat again to go with some other items I'd made, it is so cute and it's reversible. Great patterns, thank you ❤️
The shirt was like making a big one - only smaller. All the details were there including sleeves, collar, facings, buttons, and pocket. It fit perfectly. I also made the pants and the hat. My only comment is to make sure you cut and sew precisely so all the parts fit together. I had to recut the hat lining because I wasn't careful enough with the 14" seam. It's a versatile pattern so I'll be making more from this pattern.