Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Latest New Doll Clothes Pattern 1851 and 2051 Off the Shoulder

My latest published pattern in my shops is the long awaited Off the Shoulder top that I used when I did the photo shoot for the Skater Skirt. It looks great on the 18" American Girl doll and the 20" Australian Girl doll.

valspierssews doll clothes pattern

valspierssews doll clothes pattern

I think this one was inspired by some fashion photos I saw on the web. I am always looking at ideas I can convert into doll clothes.

This top is beautiful done in a soft jumper knit. The collar falls nicely. I used velcro on the back of mine but on second thoughts I should have used snaps. Much better for being thrown in the toy box.

I tried out the snaps on the T-shirt fabric top. I reinforced the back edges with 3/8" ribbon then stitched on the medium size snaps using my button foot. It was a bit of a trick to swivel around the bump on the top part but anything to avoid hand sewing.

I tried the T-shirt neck with a narrow neck band but I think that this one with a wider neck band looks just right. You get measurements for the neck band in the pattern.

I also made it in 4 way stretch slinky jersey. I gives the top a whole new look. It stretches down over the shoulders for a more daring look as well.

There are two sleeve lengths. The long sleeve and the 3/4 sleeve. I like the long sleeves pushed up to the elbow too.

As with all my patterns you get the title page with links to my blog and Facebook page. You get a file page to use as a divider in your ring binder. You get the Pictorial Tutorial for printing out. This has diagrams. You get a pattern envelope that you can construct to keep your pieces safe.

I have started putting my patterns back on Craftsy so you can get 1851/2051 from both Crafsty and Etsy.



Happy Sewing,