I learned to sew in the 8th grade. As I got older I collected fabric but could never find the time or energy to sew. Between a full time job, single parent of two boys, one of which has Asperger's ...
I learned to sew in the 8th grade. As I got older I collected fabric but could never find the time or energy to sew. Between a full time job, single parent of two boys, one of which has Asperger's (Autism) and the rest of life we MUST attend to, I just learned to find pleasure in the idea of being able to make all these grand ideas floating in my head. I learned to knit & crochet (via the internet) because I wanted to add special details to my sewn items and that was something I could do on the metro train ride to and from work.
I then got laid off from my IT support job in 2011 and decided to keep busy while I looked for a new job. This gave me the time and energy to not just be with my sons but my fabric, too!
So here I am, now. I like to make things from store bought patterns but I find that I tend to mix and match and change them. I decided to try my hand a creating patterns. I hope you like them.
UPDATED: Pattern is now tiled on 8.5x11 paper as of 9-12-13 @ 6:33pm.
Doll square neck, a-line tent dress with or without yoke and sleeve variations.
I think you will like this pattern because it will allow you to use those scraps of your fabric you've been saving! It's quick and easy! You can also test out combinations of fabric that you were reluctant to try with larger pieces.
I like to make doll clothes because it allows me to try out my (self taught) pattern making skills and get practice with my sewing tools without having to use a lot of time and precious fabric.
While this pattern is very easy to make, I do not provide a visual guide or step by step of how to accomplish tasks contained in this pattern. These are order of assembly instructions and have few or no pictures or illustrations. You should have some sewing experience and be familiar with sewing terms.
The paper version and other paper sizes are available at the following site...