Imagine a hot summer day, your child has been in and out of the pop up pool all day and now she is sitting in the shade wearing her Tilly crop top and getting her doll dressed, curtesy of the Tilly doll sewing pattern, too. With doll clothes as nicely made as the Tilly, she will have hours of fun styling her precious doll. The flutter sleeves itself are gorgeous as they are but imagine adding lace to them or bias binding, as I did in my sample or even ribbon. The back is elasticated, so this top is a breeze to sew even if this is your first project. The pattern is supported by a step-by-step guide (eBook) and easy-to-follow video tutorial, excellent if you are a little unsure about some of the steps. I like to offer you a bundle, too. The matching Betsy skirt is a perfect match for girls and dolls. For the Tilly & Betsy bundle click here.
All the videos for the doll collection are available for free on YouTube and at the Sewing Academy, so you can have a look before you purchase the pattern. Watch the main video tutorial now by scrolling down to the video section and enjoy.
This PDF pattern is designed to fit 18″ dolls such as American Girl® or Görtz (46-50cm). If you are in any doubt that your doll will fit this dress, these measurements will help.
Chest: 28 cm / 11 inches
Waist: 27 cm / 10.6 inches
Front length (shoulder to waist): 10 cm / 4 inches
Medium weight fabrics such as sateen, denim and linen. I added some of the fabrics I used for the vintage collection and the doll’s collection to my Amazon Influencer Shop. You can also check out the fabrics by Modes4U, a lovely shop we support. They are reasonably priced and shipping is about 10 days. Well worth waiting for, especially if you order one of their free shipping bundles.
• Instantly downloadable pdf sewing pattern in English and German
• Video tutorials in English & German
• Written instructions (eBook) in English & German
What will I learn?
• How to apply bias binding
• How to line add a yoke to the bodice
• How to sew flutter sleeves
• How to sew an elasticated back
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