Your doll can feel comfortable and pretty at the same time in this flatteringly, feminine shirt. The ruffles on the sleeves and a surprise opening in the back add a touch of flirty fun. The relaxed fit makes it comfy to wear all day long!
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Knits
-3/4 yard fabric with stretch
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 17 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!
This pattern came together really quickly, even with me hand-sewing. It fit well on the doll. Next time I'd probably make the ties a bit longer, though. The instructions were super easy to understand!
I saw this pattern suggested "stretchy" fabric for the top but I didn't know if that meant fabric "with some stretch" or "knits." I used a lightweight woven that had some give to it, and it worked fine. I think I will make any future tops out of stretch knit, though, because the woven top was a bit difficult to put on the doll. The pattern itself is easy and gives lots of pictures to help. There are even pictures showing what the instructions told you to do so you can compare your project to the instructions to make sure you're doing it right. The keyhole back and tie on top are cute design features that I really love. I can see using ribbon instead of fabric ties for more cute options. I would probably make the fabric ties a bit longer next time, though. I think little girls would have a hard time tying them. Overall, a quick, cute, fun pattern that works up easily and looks awesome! I definitely recommend!
This shirt is very easy and quick to make and has a great fit. Will make a great addition to your girls wardrobe.