Are your mini dolls tired of wearing their fancy dresses? Do they yearn to have playclothes so that they can skateboard, sit around a campfire or plant a garden? This pattern is for them so that they can romp and have fun. Mix and match shorts, capris, slacks, tops, tulle tutu overskirts, and casual dresses. The braided belt is easy to make and can also be a hairband or a hatband. It stretches easily so you don't have to untie it!
As a bonus, the pattern includes a 5-page booklet with tips and resources for sewing tiny doll clothes.
Download the Playclothes, Please! pattern today and let your mini dolls play! After all, they're not just a pretty face! They're tons of fun!
This PDF sewing pattern will fit the vinyl American Girl BeForever minis, the cloth-bodied “older” American Girl minis, and the Our Generation 6 inch minis.
Recommended Fabrics: light-weight cotton, poly-cotton blend or similar woven fabric
-Scraps or 1/8 yard of fabric
-2" of 1/4" thin hook and loop tape
-15" x 7" tulle
-15" elastic thread
-15" of 1/4" ribbon
-Tiny flower or bow
-Optional for stabilizer - 15" x 2" tear-away stabilizer or gift wrap tissue paper or coffee filter
-Scraps or 1/8 yard of fabric
4" of 1/8" elastic
7" of 1/4" lace at hem (optional)
BRAIDED BELT, HAIRBAND OR HATBAND
3 pieces of 15" stretch cord or 1/8"-1/4" wide stretch lace
6 small beads (optional)
2 tiny clear rubber bands (optional)
Skill Level: Advanced beginner
What You Get: One 30 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!
I am so happy to find some versatile patterns for the minis! One word of caution I have for these patterns is to not use flimsy cotton. I thought that a more lightweight fabric would sit nice, and make seams less bulky, but it's way harder to work with, and the tiny seams fray, or tend to get caught in the machine. I am now using this pattern with a regular weight cotton, and it is perfect! I have made two tops, and I am now making some pants. Also, do not be afraid to sew regular 1/4" seams. The pattern is designed for it. For hemming, I did press the edges over twice, but that's just because I like the rolled hem look. You have to be sure to make your hems smaller if you are going to do that though. ginnie / http://www.fakingitmostly.com
I have purchased and used other patterns through this website and I've been impressed with them. They fit perfectly. I tried using this pattern to make clothes for both body types of American Girl mini dolls- cloth and vinyl body. I made the pants from two different lightweight fabrics and both times they were too big. The shirt is designed to be loose and belted but it was unmanageably large. I gave up on the pattern and plan on going through my stash of vintage Barbie patterns and making my own alterations.
Great patterns. Nice assortment of styles for mix and match. Easy to sew. Looks great on the mini dolls. Nice to have clothes for the little ones now!
If you love your minis (and I do) you will have so much fun sewing these play clothes. The tulle skirt was an instant hit and I loved that each piece could be sewn in different lengths. One pattern gave me short, pedal pushers and pants!!! It just doesn't get any better!!