Our dolls love summer and this Joy Blouse is perfect for hot-weather adventures!
The ultra-feminine design has a notch neck with tie strings, gathered front and back yoke panels, and gathered raglan sleeves. The Joy Blouse has a snap or button fastener at the front Y-placket. This blouse will look simply beautiful layered over any trousers, skirts or shorts.
This PDF sewing pattern has been designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl® and includes two sizes: SMALL and LARGE.
SMALL SIZE with measuring of Waist: 10½'' and less than 10½".
LARGE SIZE with measuring of Waist: more than 10 ½", up to 11 ¼".
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight woven fabric.
- 1/3 yard light weight woven fabric;
- 4'' x 5½'' piece of light-weight fusible interfacing;
- thread to match;
- 4 snap fasteners or buttons;
- a piece of cardstock (or equivalent weight paper).
Skill Level: 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 to purchase.Download, Print, Sew!
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There are many pieces and copious step by step instructions that are almost overwhelming, but they do result in a unique and feminine top. In my impatience I skipped over the instructions near the beginning of the pattern to pre-press the hems on all the pieces. When I got to one of the final steps, attaching the front bands, it became clear why that step was done. By knowing where the finished hem ends one can pre-sew the bottom hem of the front bands. Since I had skipped the hem pressing I left the bottom edge of the bands un-sewn and finished them after hemming the shirt. If tying a bow is desired, the neckband/ tie string piece should be cut about 4” longer, but it looks great as is with a simple knot. I sewed the smaller size of this pattern and was very pleased with the fit on the somewhat smaller Michael’s Creatology doll that is used by the charity for which I sew. In my photo it is being worn by American Girl’s GOTY from 2015. It fits Grace equally well.
This pattern was easy to follow, fits my our generation doll perfectly and am really happy with all the doll joy patterns. Is gorgeous and looks great no matter what fabric you choose!
This pattern is well written and has lots of great pictures. It would be a bit challenging for new sewers. But it is lovely.
This blouse is now one of my favorite items to make. The pattern pieces were a perfect match, like a jigsaw puzzle. It was challenging but fairly simple when made with the right fabric and following directions. Was done in no time. My first attempt was a little small (I made the large), but it may have been that my printer is just a 32nd of an inch off and my needle is just a hair off center. Next one I'll cut just a tad bigger all around. This is just the cutest blouse I have seen in a long time. I'll be making many more of these. It was a JOY to sew. Thanks