Boardwalk Boutique Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls (Halter top or dress, ruffled capris)
Sew your own doll clothes! This is the perfect outfit for a summer evening stroll along the beach or down the boardwalk. Stitch up a cute halter and capri pants set with contrasting ruffles or other fun trims. The ruffles add a playful boutique style to a simple and easy to sew summer look, to keep your doll feeling cool, cute, and casual all at the same time! Mix and match your look with fun fabrics – and without formal closures, it is easy for little hands to sew and dress their dolls.
Transition the Boardwalk Boutique to a back to school look by adding a tee shirt or turtleneck or using heavier fabrics. or lengthen the top to make a simple sundress or jumper!
Boardwalk Boutique is an easy to sew pattern to make a halter top and matching pull on pants. With ribbon or fabric ties, it’s easy on and off for little hands. This pattern is also a perfect starter pattern for girls that want to learn to sew for their dolls, or for more experienced seamstresses to make a basic doll wardrobe with lots of options.
Skill level: Easy
This classic but simple top and pant set is very easily made from a quarter yard of fabric (quilter’s fat quarters work great!) in a woven cotton or other lightweight fabric. Mix and match your fabrics and trims for unlimited design options. The simple front presents a perfect canvas for applique, embroidery, heat transfer vinyl, and fabric painting, and the top can easily be converted to a cute sundress! A slightly gathered back gives the perfect touch.
Your instant download file will include full color photos, full sized pattern pieces and directions. Just print and sew! You can see more on my blog: www.ohsewkat.com.
This pattern was specifically designed and tested on 18 inch dolls such as American Girl ®. My dolls have a waist measurement average of 10 1/2 inches. Please measure and test the fit on your own doll as there are many on the market and it may not fit the same on all of them. This pattern is also available sized for WellieWishers ™, Bitty Baby, and Disney Animator® dolls. Oh Sew Kat! is not affiliated with American Girl ® No endorsement is implied.
Specification: Boardwalk Boutique Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls (Halter top or dress, ruffled capris)
Do you sew? Do you want to? Does your daughter ask you to make new clothes for her dolls? Or would she like to learn herself?
This is where I was with my daughter. She wanted me to make so many things I couldn’t keep the list up! I decided it was time for her to do it herself. (9-11 years old). I created some simple patterns, based on simple designs that would teach her, step by step, how to make them herself. (But do not underestimate the power of a simple design! A new fabric, a shirt underneath, a few buttons on front, a ruffle added…you can create a whole wardrobe and lots of unique looks with just a few basic pattern pieces.) With a few scraps of fabric, and a pattern printed on your home computer, you and your “girl” will be making her dolls into fashionistas!
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