Step 5: How To Make A Pattern From Doll Clothes

Here is how I make doll clothes patterns not that it is the best way but it is the way I do it.

It helps to measure the bust, waist and hips of the doll to be accurate and adjust for the seams so it will have a perfect fit,  a tape measure will be useful. 

You can either use the doll clothes as a pattern or the doll.

The pictures explain how to mark the pattern.

I used a seam ripper on the halter  top to open the part that goes around the neck so the top would lay flat.

This skirt is not made very well and was not a very good pattern.

Place the skirt on the fold of the fabric and mark to cut it.

The top is done the same way using a single layer of fabric.

Mark your pieces before the trip and cut out just enough that you are not taking a large piece of fabric on the trip. You leave enough for the kids to cut out the pattern. This adds more work taking longer to do.

The long skirt pattern was made by laying the doll on the fabric and marking it larger than the dolls waist, thighs, and hem line to allow for seams.

My skirt was just a tad bit small around the waist, but for a doll skirt I did not go back and cut another one.