Monday, May 19, 2014

baby dolls and baby pants

After one of the blog readers posted her adorable American Girl version of the Izzy Top (thanks Becky!) I realized I should just go ahead and create a digital pattern for everyone.  My first attempt turned out just a bit small, so I'll try again tomorrow and see if I can make something that doesn't require squeezing the stuffing out of the doll in order to get it snapped :)


And while I had baby dolls on the brain, I drafted a newborn size pants pattern for my girls' newborn size dolls.  And then it turned out so cute in the newborn size (although what isn't cute when it's that little!) I graded the pattern up to a 24 months and made a pair for Mae.  Once I put together the directions for the tutorial I'm hoping there are a few moms, grandmas, aunts etc. who might be able to test the pattern for me.  It will be free for everyone, but I like to make sure that it fits first.


I haven't been doing much sewing lately, and I'm sure I won't do much for most of the summer, but I hope to release both the Nell pattern and the baby pants pattern in the next month or so before I take some time off from blogging to spend the summer with my kids :)

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  1. I just finished an Izzy Top in size 18 months. Since you are doing doll size would you perhaps create it in 6 and 12 months as well? Or is there a reason you did not make it that small? Thanks! So cute! Love the pants too!

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    1. The only reason I didn't do smaller sizes is because the style of the top is difficult to get on over a baby head once it gets to a smaller size. If I were to do smaller sizes I would have them button/snap all the way down the back for ease of dressing, and I didn't really want to have to write another tutorial with those changes to the pattern :)

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    2. Teri, I totally get that. Thanks for responding. I redo almost all the patterns I use to open fully. Easy on easy off is part of ComfyFeely. And rewriting a tutorial is crazy just for that change. I really like your work. Thanks!

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    3. I put my first top up for sale in my shop, with credit to your design and a link to your tutorial.

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    4. The stuff in your shop is adorable!

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  2. Cute Doll dress and very cute Baby Pants :)

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  3. the small doll size pattern would be perfect for the smaller 15" sized dolls. We dont have american girl dolls here in NZ but my daughters dolls are a tad smaller so dont give up on that small pattern hehe

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    1. I'm pretty sure you will just be able to print it at a smaller scale for 15" dolls, so the pattern should work for both :)

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  4. Cute patterns! As always :) I would love to test the baby pants for you, my little nephew will be 4 months old next week! And I am sure I would sew a couple of Izzy Tops in doll size, too. We do not have AG dolls here in Hungary, either, my daughter has waldorf dolls (16" and 12" ones) but would give it a try for sure

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    1. Thanks! I will ask for testers for the baby pants pretty soon :)

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  5. I love your blog! I've already made both the Izzy top and the A-line dress for my little girl and they are adorable! Just out of curiousity, what software do you use to make your patterns?

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    1. Thanks! I use both Inkscape (a great free program) and Adobe Illustrator to create the patterns.

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  6. Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

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