The course that we used teaches Emma to make doll clothes to fit her 18 inch American Girl style doll. This was perfect since her Aunt had given both my daughters dolls in this size for Christmas last year. Emma was very excited to be able to learn to make clothes to fit for both dolls. There are also patterns available for Cabbage Patch dolls which we are planning to look into. They are reasonably priced for purchase, giving Emma more sewing to accomplish.
I must admit, Emma was impressed by the name Rosie’s Doll Clothes Patterns right away. Rosie is what she named all of her dolls and pets from the time she was age 4 to 9. Needless to say, she was intrigued to find out what she’d be able to learn through Rosie’s lessons. She and Grandma got started on this review right away and it was challenging but fun for them both. The clothes were just the right size to sew. A Barbie pattern would have been too tiny and overwhelming, while a child’s size would have been too large for her to manage.
Grandma also helped Emma with setting up her machine, teaching her the hands-on parts of sewing after Emma finished her videos. She visually pointed out the parts of the machine, as well as showing her how the tension worked and the foot peddle ran the needle.
Grandma also helped Emma to cut out her patterns, lay them out on the material, learn to mark them with chalk, then cut out the material so she could sew them together. She assisted Emma in learning to line up her sewing, placing the edge under the needle foot and applying pressure to the foot peddle to sew her patterns together. Emma has learned so much from this program and it’s truly a joy to see the together time she is spending with her Grandma.
The patterns were easy to download and print out. Just make sure your printer is not set to “fit to page” when printing so the dimensions are correct once you cut the patterns out. Material and pattern choice is completely up to you and needs to be purchased a head of time. Something we like to do is purchase skirts or shirts in large sizes that can be cut up and used with the patterns. This saves cost and re-uses things that would generally be thrown away.
Rosie’s Doll Clothing Patterns: Learn How to Make Doll Clothes Video Course is available for subscription purchase for $47.23 and is for children ages 8 and up. This includes 8 patterns for shorts, top, sarong, nightie, underpants, hat and even a Halloween costume. The live-stream videos for the program are also included for the subscription price.