Have you ever wondered how to make underwear for your doll?
I love making underwear for my dolls. They don’t seem ready to go without them. I like to mix it up and vary my designs frequently, but I often start from a very simple pattern.
A couple of my doll maker friends asked me to teach them my method of making underwear. Thinking it would be easier than writing an explanation, I decided to video tape myself making undies. 26 takes later and this is the result: http://www.invitingplay.com/videos/
Oh my goodness! I have a whole new respect for people who make and share tutorials!!!!!!! I thought it would be so incredibly easy to throw up a quick video for my friends. I have so much to learn about editing and sharing videos – but my lack of video skills is tangential here to the task at hand; doll undies.
My goal for the video tutorial is to show not just how to sew underwear or panties for your doll, but how to design your own panties pattern to fit your doll specifically based on measurements of your doll. It is actually very simple to design your own pattern for underwear. Perhaps, you can make some for your doll and then you can move on to your children!
In Part 2 of How to Make Panties for your doll, I show you how to sew the underwear in just three steps. In the video I use fold-over-elastic for the leg hole openings and waist band, but the design is easily adaptable. Here are some pictures of slight variations.
And here’s my favorite variation – briefs for boys! Isn’t he cute in in his little whites?
For those of you who’d like an actual, traceable pattern and written instructions, you’re in luck! Here is a FREE DOLL PATTERN for Panties. The pattern fits many Waldorf dolls but was designed to fit Inviting Play 18″ dolls.