This group of 1″ scale miniature doll patterns includes all of the following patterns. (no longer sold individually)
- Contemporary spaghetti strap evening gown with a tulip skirt
- A-Line skirt with a ruffle
- A-Line skirt with a yoke
- 2 adorable elves
- Elf maiden gown and cloak
- Split skirt riding habit
- Indian Sari
- Princess line wedding gown and train
- Simple wedding gown
- V-neck wedding gown
All dresses should be made from very light cottons or silks
$10.00 (a bargain with such a long list of patterns!)
Patterns can be mixed and matched for more of your own creations as well! This group of patterns includes all of the following patterns. (no longer sold individually) These patterns fit the 1 ½” baby dolls for dollhouses.
- tiny hand smocked dress with full smocking instructions
- dress with long sleeves and pinafore
- dress with short sleeves
- sleeveless dress
All dresses should be made from very light cottons or silks They are designed to be machine and hand sewn and are interchangeable on a single doll as well!
Pattern Drafting for Miniatures is a complete beginner’s guide to drafting miniature patterns by hand. It includes sections on drafting and then stylizing patterns for men, ladies, children and baby dolls. These drafts and styles are specifically geared to work in small scales from half-inch scale to about 10″ dolls. It also includes general construction instructions. ©2001-2017
This group of patterns includes all of the following patterns.
This is a mix of historic patterns in 1” scale. Inspired by costume history this line includes:
- a dress from 1775 with instructions to make the pannier
- a dress inspired by the court gowns of 1815 which includes information on beading lace by hand
- a visiting dress from 1873 including hat pattern
- an evening gown from 1876 which includes instructions for a wire bustle
- a day dress from 1884 which includes information on drawing up the overskirt
- a beautiful gown from 1899 inspired by the can can dancers of New Orleans
- a walking gown from 1892 which also includes a hat pattern
- a dress inspired by the flappers of the 1920’s.
All dresses should be made from very light cottons or silks They are designed to be interchangeable on a single doll as well!
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I’m amused I post a 16″ pattern and am asked how can I see to sew that small? The answer is lots of light, magnifying glass and zooms on the computer along with strained 20/20 and mild glasses! (as of 2012 it’s on longer mild glasses but bifocals and several OttLite!) Honestly, I work even smaller than Brenda Starr; I work in 1/2″ scale too. This means my smallest doll I’ve sewn for is a whopping 1/2″ tall!
I was hooked on drafting in miniature! I have even written a book on it and taught online & face-to-face classes locally. I branched out to larger dolls that my daughter could play with such as Madeline and Tiny Betsy both of which are in great condition despite being played with!
Beyond that, I’ve done some things for various fashion dolls from Tiny Kitty to Kitty Collier and several dolls in between.
I love drafting for the various size dolls and occasionally I get to play with them more. This summer I hope to get into my backyard and start taking photos of the dresses that will improve the look and feel of the main site along with allow me to share what I’ve created over the years more clearly. The smallest dolls are the hardest for me to photograph but I have a better camera and should be able to get better photos. Beyond that I’ll share some of the patterns that I’ve completed.
How do I do all this… very carefully, patiently and with a lot of trial and error on the sewing construction end of things. The hardest part is writing up how to put the outfits together so someone else can make the outfit.
Enjoy what I’ve shared!