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Argh I think I have over-reached. Can anyone give me any advice (sewing)

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KittyLilith Mon 19-Nov-12 09:25:06

Hi I've decided to make this for DH but I am a knitter not a sewer really. For reasons unknown I decided I was bored of making knitted ones like I had been and that this one would be in fabric. I've got as far as making the doll itself here but I don't know where to start with the clothes. I've got some pictures too of actual Ezio clothes (the character I'm trying to do) and I was thinking of starting with some sort of big-sleeved shirt.

Does anyone know where I could possibly get a (free or cheap) pattern for a shirt for a doll or teddy that I could adapt? Any other suggestions or advice would also be fantastic.

FushiaFernica Mon 19-Nov-12 09:35:14

Wow kitty the doll you have made is fantastic. You have certainly chosen an advanced project.

KittyLilith Mon 19-Nov-12 09:57:10

Thank you FushiaFernica I'm quite proud of it as it's not my usual type of craft. I'm just stuck on how to do all the clothes. Advanced is definitely the word for it grin I didn't realise how tricky it would be until I started. It took me weeks to get this far.

Coro Mon 19-Nov-12 10:16:16

Wow, your Sack boy looks great. smile
I have made clothes for my ds's sack boy before by taking his measurements as I would if I were looking to make real clothes.
He has lots of layers and accessories. I would start by using newspaper to make the collar and the waist band for example, using Sack boy as a model. He'll be much more compliant than a wriggly child.

big sleeved shirt is a good base. shirt picture This style of shirt is made up from squares and rectangles. It was one of the first things I learnt to sew!

He looks great. Well done!

Coro Mon 19-Nov-12 10:16:41

Oh, I am trying to look for instructions for piecing the shirt together..

Coro Mon 19-Nov-12 10:22:09


You can use Sack boys measurements. I hope that the instructions are clear. There were plenty of pictures along the way.

Coro Mon 19-Nov-12 10:24:46

The first link doesn't work. The instructions have a picture of the shirt with them.

I hope this helps.

KittyLilith Mon 19-Nov-12 10:30:43

Thank you Coro that's brilliant. I couldn't find anything like that and it's just what I had in mind.

I'll see how I get on with it tonight. Thanks again.

Coro Mon 19-Nov-12 19:03:20

I look forward to seeing the finished result! I will have to keep the picture away from ds though.

KittyLilith Wed 30-Jan-13 10:25:14

Coro I don't know if you're still around but Ezio Sackboy now has a shirt grin. Just need to make the rest of this clothes. Thank yo again for the pattern. Pictures here if you want to see.

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