Monday, July 27, 2009

Camisole Pattern for American Girl Doll


Lesson 3 - Part 1

Making Pattern for Camisole for American Girl Doll


Refer to the photos. READ ALL DIRECTIONS BEFORE STARTING TO MAKE PATTERN.


SUPPLIES

Three pieces of paper (approximately 8-1/2" X 11")
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors


CAMISOLE FRONT


STEP 1: Draw a 3-3/4" x 5-1/4" rectangle near the center of the paper. (See above photo). You need not mark the measurements as I have. I have marked them merely for your reference.


STEP 2: In the upper left corner of this rectangle, draw a 1/2" x 1-1/2" rectange as shown in the photo above. Mark the lower right corner of the small rectagle with a dot.

STEP 3: Draw a line from the lower left vertex of the large rectangle to the dot you marked on the small rectangle. (as indicated by the red line in the above photo.)


STEP 4: Along the top edge of the large rectangle, measure 1-3/4" from the top right vertex of the large rectangle and mark with a dot.

STEP 5: Time to play connect the dots. Connect the dot you just made in STEP 4 with the dot that you made in STEP 2. The line is indicated by the red line in the photo above.

STEP 6: Make a triangular notch (as indicated by the green triangle in the above photo) along the first red line you drew. The notch should be around an inch below the angle. This does not need to be an exact measurement or size. It will be used to teach a technique for matching seams accurately.


STEP 7: Using the photo above for placement reference, write the following:

"Camisole Front"
"Cut 1"
"All seams 1/4" allowance"
Draw a bracket as shown and the words "Place on Fold"

STEP 8: Cut out pattern.
CAMISOLE BACK


STEP 9: Place cut out pattern "front" in middle of blank sheet of paper.

STEP 10: Trace around top, left, and bottom side of pattern.

STEP 11: Measure 3/4" from right side of pattern and draw line parallel to edge of pattern as shown in photo above.

STEP 12: Set aside "front" pattern piece.


Your paper should now look like the above photo.

STEP 13: Draw a line parallel to the right side and inside the pattern piece. Place arrows at both ends of line. Write "straight of fabric" along the line.

STEP 14: Using the blue pattern piece in the photo below for placement reference, write the following on the pattern:

"camisole back"

"Cut 2"

"all seams - 1/4" allowance"

STEP 15: Cut out the pattern.

FRONT & BACK FACING

STEP 16: Place "front" & "back" camisole patterns on blank sheet of paper as indicated in the above photo.

STEP 17: Trace around both pattern pieces and then remove.


Your paper should now look like the above photo.

STEP 18: Measure 3" from the bottom of patterns and draw lines parallel to bottom edge of pattern as indicated by red line in above photo.

STEP 19: Mark both patterns as shownon the pattern pieces in the photo above.

STEP 20: Cut out pattern.

You should now have four pattern pieces that look like the photo above. They do not need to be different colors. I have made them different colors in an effort to make the instructions more clear. You now have a free pattern for a camisole for an American Girl Doll or other 18" doll.

I will try to post the sewing part of the tutorial (Part 2) before the end of the week. This way you have a couple of days to get your pattern made.

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