03 February 2013

Lottie Doll Dress Pattern

I recently came across the Lottie dolls by Arklu. Miss 3 is just hitting the barbie phase, and I was a bit shocked to really look at a barbie again for the first time since I was a child, and be confronted with THAT body shape. Not that I think I was psychologically damaged by playing with Barbies as a kid, but the Lottie doll seemed like a very nice alternative. So I got her one. 

She liked it, but to be honest it wasn't pink enough (I got the one with the dress sense I wish Miss 3 liked, not the ultra pink dress sense she has). I could see she would be much more loved if she had some pink changes of clothes.

But I can't find clothes for her without buying a whole extra doll!

So I made this pattern. It's my first go at pattern making, and so I'm very pleased it worked.

Click HERE to download the free pattern. It's designed to print to A4.

The steps I used to sew it together:
1. Sew shoulders (A and B) together using a stitch that stops the fraying.
2. Turn over and hem the arm holes (where the dotted lines are)
3. Hem the neck and bottom edge of dress, and also the seams down the back of the dress.
4. Sew sides of dress together, stopping at arm holes, using a stitch that stops the fraying.
5. Sew on a rectangle of velcro (hook and loop) to the middle of the two back flaps to keep the dress closed.

That's it!

The dress should slip on over the front of the doll a bit like a painting smock and be fastened with the velcro at the back. This way it's easy enough for Miss 3 to dress Lottie by herself.

Lottie Doll Dress Pattern




7 comments:

  1. thank you for the pattern - much appreciated. my daughter has just had 2 Lottie's for her birthday with a couple of outfits (football girl & bedtime outfits) but there aren't many others to buy. I'll be making this later in the week in a couple of fabrics so will let you know how I get on.

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    1. That's great. I hope they turned out well, and your daughter's happy with them.

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  2. Thank you so much for this, grand daughter will love it. I plan to make a shorter version as a 'blouse' and a longer version as a nightdress. From old jeans, I'll make a denim one - or a skirt from a rectangle with casing for elastic.
    Thanks again

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    1. Good luck with your sewing Jenny, I hope your grand daughter loves them!

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  3. The dress looks lovely but I'm a little confused by the pattern. The pieces don't seem to line up perfectly: when I line up the shoulders, there seems to be a curved gap in the back. Could you post step-by-step images for this pattern please? I'd love to try it out before my Lottie doll arrives :)

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    1. I tried too and got the same, also the picture looks like it has sleeves, and that didn't work either.. And hemming the neck is a nightmare :( not sure where I'm going wrong lol

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  4. Thank you so much for this - I have just finished making a range of Lottie clothes and this pattern started it all - here is a link to my post if you want to see what I have been up to. http://60degreesofinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/lottie-week-day-1-from-rock-n-roll-to.html

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