This page contains patterns for a doll and three sets of clothes. The doll's body may be made of flesh, tan or peach broadcloth, percale or any plain cotton material. The blouse, panties and nurse's uniform are white and the pajamas and jumper in color print. All clothes may be made of percale, calico, chambray, gingham or any similar material. Use oilcloth, felt or material for shoes. Use six strand cotton for embroidery and straw yarn for hair. Cotton batting or a similar material is used for stuffing.
Material Requirements: (Use material that is 36 inches wide unless another width is given). Doll: 1/4 yard; embroidery thread; straw yarn for hair; string for attaching arms and legs; stuffing material. Pajamas: 1/4 yard; 3 tiny buttons, 3 snaps; 3/4 yard tiny edging. Jumper: 1/8 yard; 3 snaps. Blouse, Panties, and Nurse's Uniform: 1/4 yard; 5 inches of very narrow ribbon for bow; 8 tiny buttons; 11 snaps.
Transferring Pattern: Originally this was a transfer pattern. If you print out the JPEG image it should print the appropriate size. However, I have used a ruler so you can measure and make sure the size is correct. If it is the wrong size you should be able to go down to a copy shop and resize it or possibly you have a program for you to edit the JPEG. The clothing was not to be transferred. Use the pieces as you would a tissue pattern, cutting out all pieces as marked on patterns. Cut the remaining pieces from the pattern. Pin securely in place. You can use dressmarkers's carbon paper and a tracing wheel to transfer makings.
Cutting Directions: Note*To scan the pattern piece that runs down the center of the head and body I had to cut it in half. After copying the pattern all you need to do is tape them together. Cut on the outer line; the inner broken line is the sewing line. The small lines at right angles to the outer lines indicate slashes. Cut slashes. Nurses Head-Dress: Cut a piece of material 5X9 inches for nurse's head-dress.
Sewing Directions: Embroidery: Work nose and mouth in outline stitch. The eyes are to be embroidered in satin and outline stitch after doll is stuffed. Embroider red crosses on nurse's uniform in satin stitch. Making Doll: Sew all darts; the doll's body is made of three pieces. Match parts of eyes on the long piece with those on the side body pieces and seam all three pieces together wrong sides out leaving a small opening in one seam. Slash edges; turn and stuff body. Sew opening shut. Join two pieces together for each leg and arm; slash edges; turn and stuff them. Sew openings shut. Thread a needle with string and attach legs onto each side of body pushing needle through circles on each leg and lower part of body. Knot ends of string so that legs will be held firmly to body, yet are movable. Attach arms to body in the same manner. Embroider eyes; color cheeks with a pink wax crayon.
Making Hair: Sew straw yarn to head along guide dots as follows: Place a single strand of yarn on first dot and tack firmly to head allowing 3 inches of yarn to extend from either side of dot. Do not break thread. Take a stitch on next dot and sew yarn to head in same manner; see detail. Sew yarn to all dots leaving 3 inch lengths toward front of head, 4 inch lengths at sides and 2 inch lengths at back. This makes hair shorter at front and gradually longer at back. Tack yarn to head along dashed lines. Roll a cloth 7 inches long and about as thick around as a pencil and pin to head underneath hair just below dashed line, staring at forehead; see detail. Pin roll around side to bottom back of head and around other side ending at forehead again. Place hair around outside of roll, tucking in all loose ends. Dampen hair around roll and leave until thoroughly dry. Remove roll and comb hair around finger.
Making Clothes: Panties Seam front and back seams. Place these together and seam leg seams. Hem top and leg openings. Work a running stitch around hem line of leg openings with six strand cotton and gather, leaving ends extend to tie in a bow. Pajamas:Seam shoulder and side seams of pajamas top. Seam sleeves. Match underarms seams and sew sleeves to armhole, easing sleeve slightly across top to fit. Hem neck, front opening, bottom, edge and sleeves, attach edging. Sew fastenings to opening. On the pajama bottom, seam center back and front and leg seams same as panties. Hem top and leg openings. Blouse:Seam shoulder and side seams. Seam sleeves, gather top to fit armhold and sew to armhole. Hem bottom of sleeves and gather to fit arms. Hem neck, back opening and bottom edge. Sew snaps to back opening and tack a tiny bow at front of neck. Jumper: Seam shoulder and side seams. Hem neck, armholes and back edges. Seam short edges of skirt 2 inches and make a placket by hemming rest of seam. Gather top edge of skirt to fit waist of jumper. Sew skirt and top together. Hem lower edge of skirt. Sew snaps to back eges. Nurse's Uniform: Embroider crosses on dress and head-dress. Seam shoulder and side seams. Seam gores together for skirt. Sew top and skirt together, easing top to fit top of skirt. Sew collar to neck edge. Seam sleeves to with 1/2 inch of lower edge and hem rest of seam to form a placket. Gather lower edge to fit between dots on cuff. Bind bottom with cuff. letting cuff extend at back edge to overlap. Sew sleeves to armholes easing them to fit. Hem front opening and lower edge. Sew buttons and snaps in place. Make belt. Hem edge of piece for head-dress and sew snap at back for fastening. Shoe and Slippers: Seam front and back seams on shoe top. Place cardboard sole between the two pieces of material for sole. Turn raw edges in and overcast pieces together. Sew sole to top of shoe. Hem top opening. Make other shoe and slippers in same manner. Attach pomons to slippers.
To print the patterns first download doll-pat.zip. This file has all six pattern sheets and the above stitching guide. Each pattern is exactly the same width is size.
Load a pattern sheet with a graphics program and print it to get an idea of the scale. There is a ruler at the top of each page.
To make pages print larger crop the width of the page following the ruler guide and print it again. Each page will need to be cropped in an identical manner to keep all pattern pieces to the same scale. If you do crop the images, make sure the width of each page image is exactly the same, before you print them.