Ava Skirt & Top Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for 18″ Dolls
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Ava Doll Skirt and Top pattern is designed for 18 inch dolls, such as American Girl Dolls and Gotz Little Sister Dolls. Boutique style made simple with easy to follow instructions and loads of pictures.
Ava is a sweet and modern style.
Listing is for the sewing pattern, not a finished product.
Please Note: Avery Lane Designs is not affiliated with any doll company.
Skill level: Confident Beginner
Top: Short sleeves and cap sleeve options included. A sweet peasant top style designed specifically for knits that fits well.
Fun skirt: above the knee, with side gathering and center inset, perfect for adding embellishments! Printable pattern pieces are included for a knit fabric and woven fabric, making this a very versatile skirt. Elastic waist ensures a perfect fit for any 18″ doll.
Both top and skirt have back openings for easy dressing. Instructions are given for using hook and loop tape, but openings will accommodate other back closures, such as snaps or buttons.
Includes printable pattern sheets
New to sewing on knits?
I teach kids to sew and teach my students to sew with knits starting as early as 8 years old. A lot of tips for sewing with knits can be found on my blog, which make sewing with knits super easy. http://averylanesewing.com/2014/10/28/tips-on-sewing-with-knits/
Specification: Ava Skirt & Top Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for 18″ Dolls
Avery Lane is an indie pattern company, specializing in doll clothes, bags, and cute quilts. Owner/designer Erin Hentzel is also an author with C&T Publishing and teaches sewing to children in the Willamette Valley area in Oregon.
Sew in Style-Make Your Own Doll Clothes is Erin’s first book and was written and designed for children to learn to sew for their 18″ dolls.
Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18″ Dolls is her second book and was written for the adult doll clothier.
Both her books include many photo tutorials to help build your sewing skills and plenty of sewing tips to help you achieve high end results.
Erin blogs at www.AveryLaneSewing.com and can be found on Facebook where she hosts many Sew-n-Share events, Design Challenges, and giveaways.
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If you’ve ever wanted to teach kids sewing classes, then you may be interested in the Avery Lane Beginning Sewing Program & Student Workbook. After teaching children to sew for many years, Erin has fine-tuned her sewing program and workbook, and developed it into a teacher’s manual and curriculum for others to use and start a program of their own. The program is thoughtfully written and complete with 12 projects designed specifically for kids to sew. The program, student workbook, and projects have been tested by hundreds of students.
Latest Reviews for Beginning Sewing Program for Kids:
“A wonderful program! This program has obviously been put together with a lot of thought and experience. So easy to teach and the kids adored it. Lots of room for creativity but the right amount of structure as well. Highly recommend!!!”
“This is a wonderful curriculum Erin designed. As a teacher with 32 years experience in Family and Consumer Sciences, I am so impressed. If anyone has an interest in teaching children to sew, I highly recommend that you purchase this. The organization, details, and photos are awesome. Thanks, Erin, for creating such a useful teaching tool! It truly is one of a kind!”
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