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How to Make a Doll Pattern… without failing

From: Sarah
My website: Dolls and Daydreams
Subject: How I Make a Doll Sewing Pattern and a Craft Fail!


I’ve been working on a new doll pattern.  There’s a lot of trial and error, or in my case on this particular day, craft failure!!!

I start with a sketch, then a tester pattern. When you have been making patterns for a while, you like to think you know what shapes a 2D pattern will create in 3D, but alas, I am still surprised!!

I don’t make the entire doll at this stage as I am ironing out the kinks. As you can see from my test dolly head her hair was not the rounded cute bob I was going after but a pointy mess (left side) …. A few snips and runs on my machine and you can see the right hand side is looking better …..

Here’s where the craft fail really came to a head …..

Moral of the story, never cut over arm and leg pattern pieces in your excitement to test out other sections of your pattern ….. you’ll only add to your frustration!

2 Responses to How to Make a Doll Pattern… without failing

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  2. the dolls are very cute . I would like to know how to do them Is it possible? thank you very much

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