Pajama Party: Sewing Instruction and Full-Size Patterns for 18" Dolls (Paperback)
It's a slumber party This sewing pattern will create fun pajamas designed to fit popular 18" dolls. The pattern can be combined in different ways for a wide variety of looks.There are two versions of the PJ's; one for winter and one for summer.View A is a classic pajama to keep your doll warm and cozy. It can be made with two coordinating prints, accented with piping. There are cuffs on the sleeves and the pants, and the shirt has a shaped "shirt-tail" silhouette. Directions for a detailed pocket with a piping accent are also included. The long pants fit snugly with an elastic waistband, and the top closes with Hook and Loop or buttons down the front. View B is the summer version. It has a collar accented with piping, and a feminine ruffle at the hem, also accented with piping. Since it is for summer, it has short pants and short sleeves. The shorts have elastic at the top for a snug fit. The pattern pieces in this PDF pattern are drawn with a CAD program, and include highly detailed step-by-step instructions with color illustrations to guide you through the sewing process.Suggested Fabrics: Woven fabric such as cotton or cotton blends or flannel. Not suitable for knits.Supplies Needed: View A: -3/8 yard woven fabric-1/4 yard lightweight interfacing or liningView B: -3/8 yard woven fabric-1/4 yard contrast woven fabric-1/4 yard lightweight interfacing or liningNotions: -All Views: Thread, Velcro, buttons, or snaps for closures. Purchased piping (optional)Skill Level: Easy intermediate.
When I first started Crabapples, I was making doll clothes to fit the American Girl(R) dolls. I spent a lot of money on patterns that didn't fit, didn't turn out the same as the pictures, or were tedious to construct. In frustration, I started designing my own patterns, and experimenting with different construction techniques. I have a lot of sewing experience, and I have developed many methods for constructing doll clothes that simplify the process and give great results. When you purchase a Crabapples pattern, you not only get a pattern that is guaranteed to fit, but you get a fully illustrated tutorial with lots of sewing tips. Please enjoy your Crabapples pattern - I hope it brings you many hours of sewing pleasure. Bonnie Spencer, Owner and Designer