Index for Raggedy Ann and Andy doll clothes patterns
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inch Raggedy Ann - Short Sleeve Dress including video of Raggedy Ann
Page 10m - 20 inch Raggedy Ann - Cap Sleeve Dress
Page 10n - 20 inch Raggedy Ann - Bloomers
Page 10p - 25 - 26 inch Raggedy Ann - Dress
Page 10q - 15 - 18 inch Raggedy Ann - Dress
Page 10r - 15 - 18 inch Raggedy Ann – Dutch Dress
15 - 18 inch Raggedy Andy One Piece Shirt and Pants Pattern http://www.susankramer.com/raggedyandy.html
Dutch Dress with Front Pleat Pattern and Sewing Directions
For 15 to 18 Inch Raggedy Ann Dolls
16 inch (40cm) Raggedy Ann doll in Dutch Dress with Floppy
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15 to 18 inch Raggedy Ann Dutch Doll Dress Pattern
Here are instructions for making dresses to fit 15 inch to
18 inch (65cm) Raggedy Ann dolls. The model is my 16 inch Raggedy Ann.
You’ll need one quarter yard (one quarter meter) of material for the bodice, and one quarter yard (one quarter meter) for the sleeves and one third yard for the skirt color portion, and one third yard for the white skirt pleat in front.
This full size pattern (1 square equals 1 inch (2.5cm), will fit specialty dolls such as 15-18 inch Raggedy Ann, 15-16 inch Kathe Kruse, 16-17 inch Sasha, 17.25-inch Natterer Sunihil, and 18 inch Magic Attic.
This pattern is for all styles of the dresses: sleeveless, short sleeve and long sleeve.
This pattern is my original design and may not be used commercially.
To make collar
pattern cut 2 extra bodices on the fold. Draw a line from
the outside shoulder edge to the center waist and cut out the 2 pieces. Sew the
collar down from should to center point; turn right side out, press and lay
over top of good side of bodice. Sew onto bodice along neck edge and shoulder
before joining bodice back and front pieces.
Pattern pieces - quarter inch seam allowance included
Dress front- Cut one on front fold.
Dress back - Cut two pieces.
Sleeves - Cut two with sleeve top on fold.
Skirt - Cut a length 30 inches wide and 9 inches long for a finished skirt length of 7.5 inches as in this dress on the 16.5 inch doll.
To make your 1-inch square (2.5cm) grid graph paper
First, take an 8.5x11 inch piece of plain paper and draw 1 inch squares - I do this by drawing horizontal lines 1 inch apart down the page, and then vertical lines 1 inch apart across the page.
Next, looking at the .jpg image you want to enlarge, copy what is in each of my squares into your larger squares.
Seam allowances of 1/4 inch are included.
This pattern will fit specialty dolls such as 15-18 inch Raggedy Ann, 16-18 inch Kathe Kruse, 16-17 inch Sasha, 17.25 inch Natterer Sunihil, and 18 inch Magic Attic.
Hints and tips for making doll clothes and costumes
- Press, pin and sew doll clothes in that order.
- Sew hems on clothing by hand for a fine dressmaker's touch.
- Choose smaller rather than larger prints for dress fabric, keeping in mind the scale of the doll. I like to use quilting material.
- Make the dresses from cotton and natural fabrics if you'd like to keep to historical time periods.
- Use washable materials and trims. I use the softest and closest weave cotton I can find.
- If the clothing is for a child's doll, use velcro closures rather than buttons or hooks and eyes for safety's sake.
15 to 18 inch dolls such as Raggedy Ann the skirt length will be 6 inches.
Here are directions to make contrasting panels, like pleats, on doll skirts.
For the white fabric panel cut a piece of fabric the same length as the skirt and 12 inches (30cm) wide.
Stitch the sides of the white fabric to the sides of the printed fabric along the 2 seams from the waist to the hemline. This forms a tube.
Now, with skirt turned right side out bring each of the 2 edges of printed fabric to meet at center front so the white fabric is folded behind like a pleat on each side of the center front seam.
Baste the white fabric to the print fabric at the waistline. Now you can see you have a ‘kick pleat’ in front.
Make an opening 2 inches long at the top of the center back for ease of dressing. Roll the raw edges of the opening and hem.
The most important part of inserting contrasting panels in the skirt is making a nice sharp crease where the panels meet, and carefully aligning the top edge of the pleat so the underlying panel does not show at the waistline.
To make collar pattern and sew it
Cut 2 extra bodices on the fold. Draw a line from the outside shoulder edge to the center waist and cut out the 2 pieces. Sew the collar down from shoulder to center point; turn right side out, press and lay over top of good side of bodice. Sew onto bodice along neck edge and shoulder before joining bodice back and front pieces.
With right sides of back and front bodice facing, sew
together at shoulders. Press seam open.
Roll in neck edge and blind stitch on wrong side of neck line.
To finish back seam of bodice, turn in twice on each center edge and hand or machine stitch to make a one-fourth inch hem.
Again, if you are going to sew lace to the lower edge of sleeves then cut 3 inches off the lower end of the sleeve pattern.
Roll in lower edge and hem by hand or machine. (I sew sleeve
and skirt hems by hand.)
Gather along dotted line of sleeve, (I use quilting thread for strength) just loose enough to slide over doll’s hand and lower arm; about 3.25 inches (8.5cm).
Along armpit edge gather sleeve with basting stitch just inside the one-quarter inch line to fit armhole and with right side of sleeve facing right side of front and back bodice (which are just joined at shoulders and now lay out flat) stitch together with one-fourth inch seam. Clip curve. Repeat for other sleeve.
With right sides of sleeves and bodice facing, sew together sides of bodice and underside of sleeves at the same time. Repeat on other side.
How to sew bodice to skirt
I make this a half inch seam for both skirt and bodice, because of gathered top edge of skirt at waist, and so bodice and skirt do not pull apart with use.
Fold under one half inch along lower edge of bodice and lay over top of skirt. Join together with topstitching. This technique forms a nice flat seam.
Have fun making your doll dresses!
Article, Patterns and Photos by Susan Kramer
For 15 to 18 Inch Dolls
E-pattern by Susan Kramer
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