Guest Author - Susan Kramer
This pattern is for pinafores to fit 14 inch to 16 inch Bitty Baby in the American Girl Dolls series, Baby Born, Gotz Maxi Muffin, and similar baby dolls. For clothes to fit 18 inch American Girl, Corolle, and other historical dolls click here.
This pattern is my original design and may not be used commercially.
To make your 1-inch square (2.5cm) grid graph paper
First, take an 8.5x11 inch piece of plain paper and draw 1 inch squares - I do this by drawing horizontal lines 1 inch apart down the page, and then vertical lines 1 inch apart across the page.
Next, looking at the .jpg image you want to enlarge, copy what is in each of my squares into your larger squares.
Seam allowances of one quarter inch are included.
Note that on the bodice front the center front is a fold line.
Cut fabric 32 inches (78.5cm) wide and 9.5 inches (23.75cm) long for skirt to end just above ankle length.
For sewing instructions click here.
The photo to the right is the finished pinafore -
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