Your doll will be ready to gallery hop or meet her friends for shopping in this versatile button-up shirt. Customize your look with the yoke details and sleeve options included in this PDF pattern. An essential piece in her wardrobe, pair it with a her favorite jeans and top with a great sweater.
This shirt is made from a lightweight cotton. Choose from print or solid to change the look. The lace yoke is made from yardage lace although some wide lace trims may also work.
The long sleeve option has a continuous lap construction and cuff. The three quarter option has a cute tab detail.
The front can be closed using snaps or hook and loop tape. Sew buttons to the front placket to give that buttoned-up look.
Suggested fabrics include: lightweight cotton, shirting, lawn, poplin, and other woven non-stretch fabrics
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 34 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 3 page summary of instructions is included to help save on printer ink. 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!
Back yoke of pattern says “cut one on fold,” yet pictures and instructions are given for a yoke lining. I have 50+ years of sewing experience, I sew LOTS of doll clothes, but the pattern was hard to follow for me. I sewed the first one using the “printer friendly” instructions, but would strongly advise access to the photos. Not very happy with this particular purchase.
Look, nobody said sewing fully tailored shirts was easy and this pattern, the photos and explanations are mostly great. But I think the sleeve setting-in is maybe not correct - I cannot make these fit and am on my 3rd shirt. It requires so much 'easing'. Plus some notch symbols may have been omitted on the pattern so we have sleeve notches and nothing actually matches up. (Or am I reading this wrongly? It does say to match notches but they are not actually on the pattern). It is also a bit confusing when the green fabric comes into play and the collar stand facing is not adequately explained for people like me. The seam tolerance is very scant. maybe also, it would be good with these small patterns to suggest sewing quilting paper piecing style (on the paper) to avoid corners getting swallowed by the machine and also snipping the bulk on the corners. However, it has been a really great 'lockdown' project and the hours absolutely fly by. Oh, and just like my grandmother, I am getting little housework done. I am going to keep making this pattern till I get it perfect ...
This is a fun little pattern! So many variations!