I am always on the lookout for new clothing ideas for my mini dolls, so I was pleased to find the Printable Doll Clothes site. Elizabeth, a talented designer and doll collector, offers a variety of patterns to quickly clothe a variety of doll sizes. She also includes plenty of pictures, tutorials, and even videos to show you how to use the different pieces to create amazing outfits. I used the free dress pattern from the sample section and adapted it several different ways.
For Felicity's dress I cut a wider inner circle from the circle skirt piece to widen the waist and make it a little shorter. I also cut a couple of slices out of the circle to remove the excess overlap. I used the waist band piece for the headband and the two straps taped together for the sash. I kept on her shift to use as the bodice.
For Ivy's Asian-inspired dress, I used the extra pieces i cut from the skirt to make long sleeves.
For Rebecca's simple shift dress, I only used the top pattern piece, leaving some white at the bottom to add length. Then I cut slits to make fringe. I cut the waist band in half to make extra strap pieces so I could use two on each side for sleeves. For a finishing touch, I cut a larger heart from the skirt piece to decorate the top.
Elizabeth provides specific instructions for using her patterns to fit a variety of dolls. You can read the instructions for the AG Mini Dolls here, and 18 inch dolls here. Head on over to the Printable Doll Clothes site to check out the other outfit collections, which you can purchase in the PDC Etsy shop.