Vintage inspired fashion for 18″ doll clothes

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Rock and roll!

These little outfits are inspired by the rock and roll era of the 1950s. Get ready for school, prom, or a sock hop with this 18″ doll fashion pattern pack.

 

 

 

 

Make sweaters with socks

An extra special doll sweater can be made using an adult crew sock or a fine gauge sweater. Strategically place the pattern hemlines as shown below.

 

sock 2

Use one pair of crew or long socks for a short sleeve doll sweater. Notice hemlines are placed along the finished edges of socks where possible. Carefully plan layout to fit pattern pieces.

 

sock 3

Use two pairs of adult crew or long socks for a long sleeve sweater.

 

Make a doll sweater with a thrift store find

repurpose

This is cut from a fine gauge sweater found at the thrift store. The cutting layout above is planned to utilize the sweater’s ribbing for a realistic look.

 

Rock and Roll!

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3 Comments to “Vintage inspired fashion for 18″ doll clothes”

  1. Marcy Mahle says:

    I just bought this pattern and now I have some great hints on how to make the sweater. I will have to go shopping for socks. Also I love the dolls who model your clothing on your pattern covers. Just curious as to who makes them.

    • elaine says:

      Marcy, Enjoy the pattern!
      If you like, you can share your tips here for other 18″ doll fans.
      I believe the dolls used for the Simplicity photo shoots are the Toys are Us 18″ dolls, I will check with Simplicity to be sure…
      Best, Elaine

    • elaine says:

      The dolls used for the fashions in Simplicity 8072 are Journey Dolls from Toys R Us. Those are the dolls they currently use for 18″ doll photoshoots.

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