Baby doll clothes in 3 sizes: Dress, shorts, overalls, t-shirt, hat, and headband. I made the t-shirt and the shorts.
Small (12-14 inches), Medium (16-18 inches), Large (20-22 inches)
I’m not sure about the dimensions. The Small was very large on the small baby (12 inches) in the picture.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I think so.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were. There’s not too much to the patterns. For example, it’s hard to write bad pattern instructions for 1-seam pull on pants for a doll.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
LIKE: The pattern is for knits. Why do I care for a baby doll? It makes a difference in fit. Which might matter if DD put the clothes on the same sized doll. But knit clothes are easier for DD to get on the babies, and if they fit, the clothing won’t fall off as easily.
DISLIKE: The snaps on the shoulders of the t-shirt. I used Snap Source itty bitty snaps, and they are way to heavy for doll clothes. I suppose I could invest in doll sized snaps, but I’m not sure DD could
manipulate them. I plan on slightly redrafting the pattern so that the front and back overlap at the shoulders, like on some baby t-shirts. Since the pattern is drafted for the snaps, it should be very easy to do this i.e. the overlap is already there and only some sha
ping need to be done.
DISLIKE: I could not find a length for the elastic for the shorts. What would be really nice is if Burda gave some guidance, like make the elastic 1 inch shorter than the baby doll’s waist.
Polyester knit moleskin scraps.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
t maybe I’ll actually get the t-shirt change done and made. I’ll update if I get there.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I dunno. Do you r
eally need every baby doll clothes pattern available? Simplicity, Butterick, and McCalls go on sale for 99cents. Burda NEVER does.
OTOH, it’s explicity for all knit fabrics.
I like this pattern, and if you collect patterns, it’s a good pattern. However, it really doesn’t add that much for the cost.