Go strawberry picking in this cute outfit! You can play around with different colors and prints for a bright summer. The outfit includes a top with hook and loop tape closure in the back and 3/4" pants with a cute ruffle cuff. This PDF pattern fits dolls such as Magic Attic Club and Carpatina Dolls. Pattern pieces are included for Kidz 'n Cats dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. Quilt cotton. Shirting.
-Fabric for Top – 9” x 17”
-Fabric for Pants – 9” x 29” (or Fat Quarter)
-Lining – 5” x 12” Remnant
-4” hook and loop tape (5/8” width – cut in half to get about ¼” wide)
-8 ½” narrow Elastic for pants
-Optional: 3x ¼” Buttons for decoration
Skill Level: Easy
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The Kidz N Cats patterns are just a tiny bit too tight for my dolls, but the adjustment is simple. Otherwise, my daughter loves the styles. They are pretty easy to sew; no zippers. Gathers are always a challenge, but the pieces are so tiny that it's fairly easy to make the gathers, unlike gathering a toddler's skirt.
I found this to be a sweet and simple design that has a lot of versatility with fabric choices and trim selection. However, I did find the fit of the top a little looser and bigger than I liked when I sewed the Kidz 'n Cats size pieces, so I removed 1/4" from each side seam and 1/2" from length. Not a huge alteration, but gave a result I liked a little better. (Yes, I had the right pieces and yes printed it all correctly.) You can also add 2 1/2" to length of gathered section of top to make a nice dress for Kidz, too. Elastic waist pants can be shortened or lengthened as you wish to combine with other pieces such as Liberty Jane's Trendy Tee Shirt. I think this is a good basic pattern that you will get a lot of mileage out of for your dolls.
This is a straightforward and well written pattern. The summary sheet of steps in making the outfit is an excellent idea as, if you're an experienced dressmaker, you don't need to print out the whole thing. I made this for a Kids n Cats girl and it fits her well and looks very pretty. Two mods I made were to put a plain cuff on the jeans (I made them in fine denim) instead of the ruffle and to use press studs instead of velcro. Just a personal preference. The pattern is very versatile so you could make this a few times with different styles - the front of the yoke is an obvious place to embellish in different ways. A good pattern!