Thursday, March 26, 2015

1812 Flat Front Pull-ons Doll Clothes Pattern for American Girl Dolls

1812 doll clothes trousers

This pattern now comes with a Pictorial Tutorial with lots of diagrams and short text steps.
There is a link to the original Photo Tutorial on the title page of the pattern.

I went a bit crazy with the instruction photos and had to split out the Photo Tutorial for the Cuffed Play Shorts. So there are two parts to the Photo Tutorial. Part 1 has the link to Part 2.

I took the usual pull-ons and made a flat front so you don't get that gathered look under short shirts or tops.
There are lots of different lengths to choose from. No need to guess how long to make them.
The curved patch pockets on the short-longs look very care free and the knee shorts have pockets and flaps.
You need about 1/4m for the long pants but the shorts take a lot less. You can use up your left over fashion fabrics.
The long pants come in three lengths because I made them quite short to start with. I added 1/2" to get a good length but then I thought I may as well include the next longer length that covers the shoe laces.
I will definitely need that longer look when I make bell bottoms in the next trouser pattern.

This is what the Mid-Longs and Long-Longs look like.

There is something quite odd about the poor doll's bottom but I thought the side view didn't look too bad.

Now I have enough designs to concentrate on putting together an outfit. Up until now I have just been willy nilly making single items with what ever fabrics I liked the look of. It makes it hard to find clothes that look good together. I will definitely be cruising through Pinterest for ideas. I have collected quite a few over the months. I just need to look at them and learn what looks good colourwise and stylewise.

Trying to mix and match.

These shorts and shirt were made to go together.

By using the patterns I have made so far it is possible to create lots of different designs. After I do the slightly narrower trousers and a flaired skirt and a few more sleeve styles there won't be many designs I can't create. I also have a range of collars and bodice front bibs in the works and a shirt with a collar and stand. I just wish I could get them finished faster because I want to make lots of different coats too.

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Enjoy this latest pattern 1812 Flat Front Pull-ons from the Snugfit Range

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