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Mini 8 Inch Baby Dolls -
Pattern and Sewing Instructions for Pants and Shirt

For Corolle Mini Calin and Gotz Mini Muffin

 

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pants for 8 inch mini baby doll; photo credit Susan Kramer
  8 Inch Gotz Mini Muffin Baby Doll with Pants


shirt for 8 inch mini baby doll; photo credit Susan Kramer
8 Inch Gotz Mini Muffin Baby Doll
with Pants and Shirt

 

Contents
Pants Pattern
Shirt Pattern

 

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Susan Kramer
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Pants Pattern

 

 

This pattern is for pants for 8 inch (20cm) mini baby dolls, such as Gotz Mini Muffin, Corolle Mini Calin, and similar baby dolls.

This pattern is my original design and may not be used commercially.

I have made the .jpg image to the true size of the pattern. But if it does not print out with 1 inch squares, then here are directions to make your own graph paper, to then transfer the pattern. I recommend first trying to open this page in the print friendly version and then printing out to save yourself some time and effort.

8 inch mini baby doll pants pattern by Susan Kramer

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 one quarter inch are included.

Pants Notes

Because this is such a small doll you do not need much material to make the pants. An 8 inch by 16 inch piece of material will be sufficient to make one pair of pants.

If you wish to make your mini baby doll either a boy or girl doll in particular, then choose the wardrobe material accordingly.

If you use elastic for the waistband count on having an 8 inch long piece that is one eighth inch wide. The lower legs do not require elastic - they are gathered slightly with a strong thread. I use quilting thread.

Sewing Instructions

Here are instructions for making pants to fit 8 inch (20cm) mini baby dolls such as Gotz Mini Muffin, Corolle Mini Calin, Zapf Mini Chou Chou, and baby dolls with similar body types.

This pants pattern is for a boy or girl, according to the material you choose and how you complete the outfit.

You'll see on the one pattern piece for pants that there is a capital A. and a capital B. I think this will make sewing directions easier to understand.

First, cut out two pants on fold.

Then open out pants pieces right sides facing each other.

Sew the middle seams - A. - together to make pants center front and pants center back. Keep in mind that the fold line is the side of the legs.

To sew inside leg seams - B. - together, pants front and pants back should be facing each other with seam B. in the center. Sew up right leg side to crotch and then down to left ankle. Look at photo of pants for help if need be.

To hem lower leg edge turn up seam twice or roll up edge and blind stitch. I have slightly gathered the lower leg edges for that kind of look, but it is your choice.

Turn down waist one eighth inch then one quarter inch and sew. Run a narrow piece of elastic through the casing and tack the end. Make the length of elastic the same as your doll's waist.

Alternately, instead of running elastic through the casing, if your doll has a bean bag body like my 8 inch Mini Muffin just gather the waist enough to keep the pants up. I use quilting thread when I gather seams at the waist and lower leg edges.

Now, you have a completed pair of pants. Sewing time for me totally by hand was one half hour. So, it would be easy to create a whole wardrobe for a boy or girl!

 

 Shirt Pattern

 

 

This pattern is for shirts for 8 inch (20cm) mini baby dolls, such as Gotz Mini Muffin, Corolle Mini Calin, and similar baby dolls.

This pattern is my original design and may not be used commercially.
shirt for 8 inch mini baby doll; photo credit Susan Kramer

I have made the .jpg images to the true size of the pattern. But if they do not print out with 1 inch squares, then here are directions to make your own graph paper, to then transfer the patterns. I recommend first trying to open this page in the print friendly version and then printing out to save yourself some time and effort.

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 one quarter inch are included.

Shirt Notes

Because this is such a small doll you do not need much material to make the shirt. A 10 inch by 14 inch piece of material will be sufficient to make one shirt with the facing of the same material.

If you wish to make your mini baby doll either a boy or girl doll in particular, then choose the wardrobe material accordingly.

This is an extra easy pattern with no type of closure needed for the neck opening.

To dress your doll, first put the shirt over the head, then insert one arm, then the other. It is a loose fit for a casual look.


shirt for 8 inch mini baby doll; photo credit Susan Kramer

shirt facing for 8 inch mini baby doll; photo credit Susan Kramer

This shirt pattern is for a boy or girl, according to the material you choose and how you complete the outfit.

The shirt pattern has the main shirt piece, and a shirt facing piece.

Cut one shirt piece on the fold. Cut one facing piece on the fold.

Sewing Instructions

Facing

Cut out the facing piece on the fold and turn up the long rounded outside edge one eighth inch, one time, and hem all around.

Shirt

- Lay out the shirt piece finished side up. Lay the facing piece over top with finished sides together. The long edge of the facing should be lined up over the shirt front.

- Cut a slit one inch down the front through both the facing and shirt front, starting at the neck edge at center front to form an opening.

- Sew the facing to the neck edge and down around the front opening. Clip curves and turn facing to inside and press seam.

- Roll up sleeve edge one eighth inch twice and blind stitch.

- Line up front to back of shirt, finished sides facing and sew underarm and side seam. Make seam one quarter inch wide.

- The last step is to roll up lower edge one eighth inch twice and blind stitch hem.

It took me 45 minutes to sew the shirt by hand, and depending on the material you use you can make the shirt look like it is for a boy or girl.

And, of course, Floppy, the Cyber Doll House mascot is in the scene as usual, and gives you an idea of just how mini this special baby doll is!

Article, Patterns and Photos by Susan Kramer

 

 

 Email: susan@susankramer.com

 

 

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