I still love to make doll clothes, and as a grown up, I have made fashion doll clothes for toy companies that are mass produced in factories.
But, when I make a doll clothes pattern for home sewers I try to make them as easy as possible. This pattern in particular I aimed to make the garments very easy with few pattern pieces because these outfit come in 3 sizes for Barbie/Liv, Bratz and Moxie. And Bratz and Moxie are even smaller than Barbie!
I thought I would show you photos of my sewn samples since artwork was used on the pattern envelope and catalog page.
In the middle of making these outfits, Kate Middleton got married and I got a call from the folks in Simplicity's New York office. They wanted me to make a doll version of her dress!!!
So ... here are the results. Not as easy as the other clothes, but pretty!
I wrote a set of tips to help with sewing small doll clothes that is now on Simplicity's website.
This should take you there.