Everybody at your school has one of these tops so why shouldn't your doll have one too? With the Button Down Tunic PDF Pattern your doll will look great in a fun and trendy tunic!
-1/3 yard (or a little more for matching) shirt-weight fabric
-Thread to match
-7 small buttons (1/4” to 3/8” wide)
Skill Level: This is an intermediate level pattern.
What You Get: One 23 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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Made this pattern in two different styles, one with ruffle front and dress length and the 2nd as button down shirt. Pattern was easy to follow and was made with no problems with one exception. I found that using a fabric with definite back and front patterns, the sleeve sew out did not workout as shown. I had to sew the hem of sleeve as any other turning to the wrong side of the fabric and making the 2nd fold to the right side of fabric to make the sleeve end up with the right side of fabric out.
This shirt was slightly disappointing after a fair amount of work done to sew it. The shirt fits large, almost dress length and the collar is so tall that it gets in the way of a doll's hair. Just as the style is showing it's age, so is the fit. It was obviously made for the older larger dolls. If you choose to make this I would advise shortening the pattern by at least a few inches and considering tapering the front and back pieces as well based on your doll's measurements.
This pattern has to be the cutest I have sewn so far. Instructions were easy to follow and results were as pictured.
Love this Tunic, very easy instructions with lots of information.
Heads up, don't cut 2 backs although it says so, you only need one. The tunic reminds me of a big sleep shirt once all is said and done. Personally I like a short version of it by lapping off a couple inches and shortening the sleeves so they aren't so long either. Its a easy pattern to follow but also pay attention to the neck seams when you sew them otherwise they stick out funny lol.