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Hi! I'm Kim, the designer and seamstress behind Retro Mama. I'm the daughter of a school teacher and grew up with a joy for teaching, which I am lucky to share by creating patterns written so ...

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Brigitte Ballerina Doll

from Retro Mama
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Brigitte Ballerina Doll
Brigitte Ballerina Doll
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Brigitte Ballerina Doll

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills; if you can deal with the fussy turning of things right side out, quilting, and bias tape, you'll do great!

Pattern Description:

Make a sweet ballerina doll with this sewing pattern and your little one will pirouette with joy! From her cute bun hairstyle and pretty hand embroidered eyes to her fancy tulle skirt, this ballet dancer is a perfect gift to sew for the little (or big!) ballet lover in your life. Finished doll is 19" tall. The shoes are not removable (no panicked searching under the sofa for missing slippers!) but the ribbons are loose to be tied and retied to her heart's content.

Brigitte Ballerina Doll is a 17-page pattern in PDF format with photographs and clear instructions for each step, full size pattern pieces (no need to enlarge, just print and sew!) and an easy-to-read layout. I recommend this pattern for intermediate to advanced stitchers. If you are comfortable with quilting, making bias tape, turning fussy pieces right side out and some hand embroidery, you will have no trouble with this pattern.

Included with this pattern:

*glossary of terms and techniques
*hints and tips for sewing and stuffing
*photographs illustrate each step
*instructions to make both a tulle skirt and tutu, as well as optional pattern pieces to make arms with sleeves
*PDF lets you zoom in to see each step up close, and print and re-print the pattern pieces whenever you need them!

System Requirements: Adobe Reader software (Free at www.adobe.com/products/reader)

(c)2013 Kim Kruzich. Please do not sell or distribute this pattern.

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This item was handmade using a Retro Mama sewing pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • finished doll is 19" tall


  • cotton prints, wool blend felt, thread, satin ribbon, tulle

You Will Also Need:

  • standard sewing supplies