On Friday (April 3rd, 2015) we'll have one of the following patterns available for free from Cinnamon Miles or Melinda Schlimmer.
More About Cinnamon and Liberty Jane Clothing: Cinnamon is the co-founder of Liberty Jane Clothing and aleksandrajones. She's also the author of several bestselling books on fashion and sewing. She strives to design on-trend clothing made to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl® and other doll types too.
More About Melinda and Melody Valerie Couture: Melinda is an accomplished craftswoman and pattern designer. She spent her childhood making anything and everything, but began to specialize in sewing and patternmaking in high school. During her university studies, she cultivated her gifts for design, presentation, and garment construction. In 2008, she founded Melody Valerie Couture, which provides limited edition, couture-quality dresses to 18″ dolls. In 2012 she joined Liberty Jane Clothing and is a vital part of our design work, courses, and educational content.
Help us decide which one of these fun patterns should be free by voting below. Then come back to aleksandrajones on Friday to see which pattern won and get the free download.
Here is more information about each pattern:
San Remo Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: This cute dress designed to fit an American Girl Doll was part of the Liberty Jane Spring 2010 International Collection and is now available to download as a pdf pattern. The San Remo strapless dress is designed to fit over a tank or tee but also looks cute on it’s own! This fully lined design is easy to sew and works with a variety of woven fabrics! The example featured is a cotton chambray print the dress would also look cute in a bright spring floral.
The Sheath Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: Featured in the Liberty Jane Fall 2012 Tokyo Libby Outfit: Snow Club - This great Sheath Dress is a must-have in every dolls fashionable wardrobe. The fitted waist, fully lined dress is super versatile; choose a traditional fabric for the classic look or be a bit bolder in your fabric choice and pair it with spats to give it that trendy, Tokyo Libby Steampunk Harajuku look! Spats (shortened word from spatterdashes) are a cassic footwear accessory designed to be worn over a pair of flats or basic shoe. They were originally worn in the late 19 to early 20th century and have since become a very popular item in the modern day Steampunk look.
The New Girl Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: The Melody Valerie Couture new girl dress PDF pattern is our take on the quandary of the new girl. It’s demure, a little old-fashioned – but it offers fabulous design possibilities, like the flame appliques on the skirt, the three small mismatched buttons marching down the front, and the little bits of topstitching that waltz across the dress. This lined dress has darted raglan sleeves, dramatic appliques on the skirt, just the right amount of contrast on the fully lined bodice. It closes up the back with invisible zipper nad features bias facings on the sleeves. It is designed to be made from rayon, wool flannel, lightweight suiting material, or lightweight sateen fabrics. Standard poly or rayon blend lining; sheer or lightweight accents.
The Check Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: She was all set to leave for the day - but I made her run through the list one last time anyway. Wallet - check. Phone - check. Library books - check. Good attitude - check. Fabulously smashing frock -check? - check! Yes, that was the works. Beaming a smile, she turned and skipped out the door, into the noise of the city. Treat your 18” doll to this girly, yet elegant, frock - perfect for running errands around town or studying at the library. The unique design lines and extreme dropped waist combine beautifully with the short skirt, and tiny pleats in the sleeve cap add a vintage touch. The “Check” PDF Pattern works best when made from lightweight cotton shirting, chambray, or lawn; the Fall 2012 collection original was made from silk dupioni. For lining, any lightweight cotton or poly lining will work nicely - or turn up the glamour and use silk!
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