Do you have days when it feels like all your creative endeavors intersect? This is one of those times!
I made a knit dress for my toddler niece out of lovely knit fabric I had printed with "My Flower Garden" design at Spoonflower.com. I gave her a Bamboletta baby doll for Christmas. The good folks at Bamboletta.com dress their baby dolls in super cute sleeper suits. But sometimes a girl just needs a dress!! There aren't commercial patterns to fit these handmade baby dolls. So, I needed to make my own pattern.
During the summer I took Cal Patch's Master Pattern Drafting Work-Along on Creativebug.com. I learned to draft a dress/tunic pattern and a skirt pattern. If it works for me, it should work for a doll too!
I took out Cal's measurement sheet and measured the doll. Then I drafted a pattern for a T-shirt dress to match the one I made for my niece.
Other than the Curve Ruler not working on such a small pattern, the drafting and the pattern worked beautifully!! The dress went together perfectly!!
I got such a kick out of doing this project!! The design on the fabric was mine, the pattern was mine and the doll's dress was my creation too! Super fun!