On Friday (February 23rd) we will be offering a free pattern from Laurie Kwok of JenAshley Doll Designs. Laurie is a graduate of our Design Academy and you'll love her fun pattern collection.
More About Laurie and JenAshley Designs, (in her own words): I was inspired to sew at a young age by two of my aunts who sewed and crocheted every chance they had. I was impressed by the beautiful things they created for their families and themselves. One aunt taught me the basics of sewing and crocheting and how to sew doll clothes for my Barbie, Skipper, Tammy, and Pepper dolls. By the time I reached my teens, I was making clothes for myself. When my children were growing up, I made most of their dress clothes, some of their play clothes, and most of their Halloween costumes. I made several suits and sailor outfits for my two sons and matching hand smocked dresses for my daughter and her American Girl dolls. I enjoy making doll clothes for my Etsy shop, craft shows, and custom orders. I started publishing patterns with aleksandrajones in 2014. So far, I have a variety of patterns (including sports patterns) inspired by clothing children and teens wear.
Learn More About Each Pattern:
Football Pants For 18 Inch Dolls: When football season is in full swing, your doll will love having his/her own padded football pants for a game of football, flag football, or just to wear for fun. The intermediate version can be made with a lacing panel in the front and a belt that closes with D-rings. The confident beginner can omit the belt and lacing panel to make a basic pair of football pants with or without the padding and/or ribbon trim. Have fun making pants in a variety of colors. This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
The Football Jersey and Shoulder Pads For 18 Inch Dolls:Your boy doll will love having his very own relaxed fit football jersey to wear over shoulder pads or by itself.. Girls dolls might like the roomy fit of this jersey as well. Add the mock long sleeve layer for those chilly days. Make it in your school, team, country, or favorite colors. Add ribbon trim and a number, team name, and/or motif. Make the shoulder pads in a neutral color to go under the jersey, or make the shoulder pads in a fun print and use it has a top to go over medieval outfits.
Football Jersey For 13-14 Inch Dolls Such As Les Cheries: Your 13-14 inch doll such as Corolle Les Cheries or Hearts for Hearts will be ready to cheer for her favorite team in a football jersey made from her favorite colors. There are three options included in the PDF pattern: a classic short sleeve, a mock long sleeve layer, or a longer length pajama shirt. Add stripes to the sleeves and numbers or letters to the front of the shirt for a fun look. Recommended Fabrics: Football Jersey - Sports mesh, interlock knit, or fabric from an upcycled t-shirt Pajama - Flannel, interlock knit, or fabric from an upcycled t-shirt.
Hockey Jersey For 18 Inch Dolls: Your doll will be all set for the hockey season with this fun little hockey jersey that will look great with jeans. Stitch ribbon in fun designs to your jersey. Make the uniform in your school, team, or favorite colors. Add embroidery, iron-on patches, appliqued motifs, numbers, letters, etc.
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We'd love to hear your opinion - which one of these fun patterns should be free? Leave a comment below with your opinion! And be sure to thank Laurie!