Monday, September 28, 2015

Jarryd Hayne 38 Jersey for American Girl Doll - A Tutorial

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Doll clothes allow so much creativity.
I had a lot of fun making this.
This is Fashion File 18 - a 38 jersey made using 1820 Knitfit Penny - Bulky Knit Sweater doll clothes pattern.

Jarryd Hayne is very popular in Australia and seems to be very popular in the US too. I watched some of the match early this morning and saw Hayne a couple of times. He didn't get much play time but it was great that he set up the chance for San Francisco to score.

I decided to make up a 38 number to put on my doll's jersey. I haven't tried to do the shoulder pad seams and I think they might have 3 stripes on their sleeve but I went with 2 because that seems to be all you can see most of the time.
I wasn't sure whether to make a nightie or a jersey but I went with the jersey this time. I think a red nightie with white numbers and big floppy elbow length short sleeves would look good. I have been watching my MacMillan and Wife DVD's and Sally has a red nightie with 18 on it that I like. I will just use 38 instead.

OK. To the pattern.
I used my bulky knit sweater pattern. I use the divider pages to file.

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The envelope is behind the divider page. (You cut out and tape the envelope together. It comes with the pattern.)

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I keep the envelope on my desk while I am using the pattern pieces.

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Getting Started

You will need a loose fitting sweatshirt pattern like 1820 Knitfit Penny.
I cut out the low neck front and the low neck back.

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I cut the sleeve with the short sleeve cutting line on the fold because I am going to gather up the hem the way it looks on the players. The fold is parallel to the stretch.

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To make a V neck cut off a bit of the neckline in front. You can put a mark about 1/2" down the centre front if you need to measure before cutting.

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Trace the reversed 38 onto your applique paper and iron it onto some red fabric. Cut it out and iron it onto the front of the jersey.

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I don't have a pattern for the V neck band so I stitched the shoulders together and measured the neckline. My neckband is two strips 5 1/2" x 1 1/4".

I placed the numbers 1" below the point of the V and 1/8" either side of the centre front. They melted on pretty good so I am not going to sew around them at all. I just used some red polycotton for the applique. It is quite light but all I had.


  • Stitch the shoulder seams.
  • Pin the neck band pieces in half. Line up the ends at right angles and stitch a v to hold them.
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  • Put a dot where the seam allowances cross at the point.
  • Put a dot on the seam allowance at the centre front. Snip to the dot.
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  • Pin one side of the neck in place stretching to fit from the snip to the back edge. I stitch with the bodice facing up so I can see where the snip is. Stitch with a narrow zig zag.
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  • Pin the other half of the neck band on and stitch. I had to unpick a bit at the centre front to get the V just right. It is a bit fiddly.
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  • Top stitch close to the seam on the right side.
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Sleeves

  • Pin the top to secure the double layer.
  • Stitch 1/8" from the fold then 3/8" from the fold to get a 1/4" elastic casing.
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  • You nee 4 x 6" pieces of 3mm or 1/8" ribbon. Stitch two rows of narrow red ribbon on the sleeve. One on the second casing row and one just above it.
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  • Insert 5" length of 3mm or 1/8" elastic using a safety pin. Secure with back stitching at each end.
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  • Stitch in the sleeves and stitch the side seams. Because the sleeves are a double layer I off set the sleeve seams at the underarm so it wouldn't be too thick.

Finishing


  • Overlock the hem.
  • Turn up a 3/8" hem.
  • Turn in the back facings 1/2" and stitch.
  • Add velcro to the back. I space 3 small pieces of hook and loop down the back.


It looks so cute!

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Download the free PDF tutorial with applique number now.

Buy 1820 Knitfit Penny - Bulky Knit Sweater on Etsy now.

Get the pleated skirt pattern and tutorial for free.

Happy Sewing,
Val