Wee Baby Stella needed some new clothes

IMG_2740Bought this beautiful little doll for my newest granddaughter for Christmas.  She has this very pleasant surprise scent of lavender.  Smells like a real baby when you cuddle her.

Of course, now she needed some clothes.  Unfortunately, patterns for this doll are very scarce.  I did find a nice bunting pattern, that I scaled down to her size.

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https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/217604660/pdf-pattern-bunting-blanket-for-13-14-15?ref=sold_out-2

As I couldn’t find any reasonably priced clothing patterns, I had to draft my own. I present her new wardrobe!  Absolutely loved the whole process of creating this clothing.  As it is for a one year old, I could not use buttons to embellish.

As I have to give the doll back, and she lives across the country, I think I may have to buy another for me.  I still have a few more ideas that I would like to try😊❤️

I have decided to share my patterns for the above collection.  Understand that the are a little rough.  I have provided some written directions but there are not picture tutorials. All seams are sewn at 1/4 inch unless otherwise stated.  Please measure the 1 inch scale included with the pattern pages to ensure your clothes will fit.  These patterns should give you a good base to start.  Make changes as you see fit, and have fun with your embellishments.  Remember not to use buttons if the child is under 3.

These patterns are for a Wee Baby Stella doll and not the 15 inch Baby Stella.  You could try enlarging on a photocopier, but I have not tried this.

You can also follow my blog so as not to miss any new patterns.

WeeBabyStellaFlutterSleeveTop

WeeBabyStellaLeggings

WeeBabyStellaPanties

WeeBabyStellaPeasantDressorTop

WeeBabyStellaPleatFrontDresswithCollar

WeeBabyStellaReversibleDress

WeeBabyStellaShorts

 

 

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The “Gillian” Tunic

Fun cable Tunic pattern using fingering weight yarn.  Tunic has picot neckline, hidden pockets, decorative front buttons and cables.  It closes in the back with two buttons.

The model was knit using Knit Picks “Palette” in the colours Caribbean and Blue Note Heather.

There is a link to the free Beret pattern with notes on my modifications.

The pattern may be purchased here:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/562304367/gillian-cable-tunic-pattern-for-american?ref=listings_manager_grid

Shawl Collar Cardi

Perfect for fall weather, this sweater will look great with skirts, slacks and jeans. The Sloane sweater is worked flat in one piece up to the armholes. It is then divided for the front and back separately. The front band and shawl collar are picked up and knit separately. The shawl collar uses short rows to provide its shape.
The lighter weight of the yarn, and the smaller needles ensures that the sweater is not too bulky and can be worn with so many things. I have rated it as intermediate, however the pattern is very clearly written making it a great pattern for a confident beginner wanting to learn some new techniques.

Pattern now available for sale.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/558787613/sloane-shawl-collar-cable-cardigan?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

 

 

 

 

“Luau” Skirt and Top

I bought this fabric while on vacation in Hawaii.  Spent a lovely few days with my granddaughters making outfits and accessories for a “luau”

I have attached the pattern for those who would like to give it a go.  Unfortunately I did not take pictures of the construction process, but have to tried to give clear written instructions.  Enjoy!

find the free pattern here:  Attire18 Luau Skirt and Top

Please pin this link so that others may find the pattern.  Thank you

Raspberry Shrug

 

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i have adapted a Red Heart Pattern for a girls Shrug to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl.  This is not my design, but I am sharing the pattern if you would like to make your own.

Not a knitter?  You can purchase the Shrug here:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/533531057/halter-style-sundress-and-bolero-style?ref=shop_home_active_1t

Download the free pattern here:  Raspberry Shrug.pdf

Please pin this post to help others find the pattern.  Thank you

 

Free Crop Top to Fit American Girl or other Similar 18 inch Dolls — Part 2

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We are now going to make a few small changes to the basic crop top pattern, to make another option for the crop top.  This option has a faux placket down the front.  As you can see, this adds a little “interest” to an otherwise basic top.

I have adjusted the front pattern piece to reflect this change.  You will still need the pattern pieces from the original basic crop top pattern found in the first tutorial.

Attire18 Faux Placket Front Crop Top

Cut the new faux placket front and the basic back from your desired fabric.  Cut the basic front and back from your lining fabric.

Now you are ready to sew.  Fold your front piece in half with the right side facing out.  Stitch 1/2 inch from the center fold as shown.  Next press the placket.  1/4 inch should be on either side of the seam line.  In other words, the placket should run down the center of the shirt.  This could be left as is, with the addition of a few buttons, or you could add some trim in under the edges of the placket, and attach the trim with a seam very close to the placket edge, as shown.  Trim the excess trim from the top and bottom edge.  The front is now ready.

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Complete the top as per the instructions posted for the original top.  As you can see in the picture below, The trims and buttons make a nice addition to the basic top.image