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This dress and tank top pattern, named TANK GIRL, is designed for the 18" Journey Girls doll sold in Toys R Us stores. This pattern was fitted using a Journey Girls Meredith, purchased in 2015, as a model.
TANK GIRL is a very easy, basic pattern with a lot of possibilities. You can let your creativity loose with different fabric selections, trims, hand and machine embroidery, etc, to create dresses with this pattern that are truly unique.
One thing that's great about the TANK GIRL design is its use of ribbons for the tank straps, which makes for easier sewing than a traditional tank top style. The use of ribbons also adds a decorative element, and excuse to coordinate ribbon trim along the hem or embellish with ribbon bows. It can also be a nice style for cooler seasons by slipping a shirt under the dress.
TANK GIRL provides pattern and instruction for both the high-waisted, tank style dress and the cute little tank top. Both garments are easy to sew, and suitable for beginners. They're easy for doll dressing. Paired with shorts or pants from the Pants! pattern, they would make great summer outfits and pajama sets.
These easy garments would make wonderful holiday gifts and party favors, as well as great swap items, and new additions to your store. Permission is granted to the buyer for commercial use with credit given to the author. More information is included in the instructions.
This pattern is presented in PDF format. Following the payment portion of your transaction, you will receive an email from Etsy with instructions on how to download your pattern. You may also access the link from the "Purchases" section of your account.
*In addition to the file for sale in this listing, the buyer will need to download a free copy of the DOLLY DELICACIES Sewing Guide to supplement the instructions laid out in this pattern. See my Shop Policies or the information in the pattern itself for more information.*
In addition to years of sewing experience, both personal and professional, I hold a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with training in pattern-making. I've also taught beginner- and intermediate-level sewing classes. Every effort has been made to create a pattern that fits beautifully and is easy to understand and sew. I hope you'll give it a try.
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This collection of how-to articles I wrote elaborates on the instructions for my doll patterns. Writing this guide allows me to provide photos and plenty of explanation on basic sewing techniques, along with more photos, for new doll dressmakers. At the same time, it allows me to simplify instructions in the individual patterns for the more experienced. It also means less redundancy and smaller files sizes, which are things good for everyone!
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‡♥‡What other dolls will this fit?‡♥‡
So many dolls, so little time. I can't possibly list every doll that an item of clothing might fit. Even if a dress for my Lati Yellow does happen to fit on my Blythe doll, does it look good? Maybe one style looks good as a top, but another doesn't work. There are so many variables when it comes to clothing and fit.
Therefore, I tailor all my clothing and patterns to one specific doll. You'll find information about the model in each listing. If you know that two dolls can usually share clothes, you're probably safe buying that item of clothing or buying one pattern to sew for both.
Below is a list of the dolls I'm currently working with (a list which I hope to grow, so please keep checking!). I try to tag each listing with the appropriate abbreviation.
AGD- 18" American Girl
BLY- 11" Neo Blythe by Takara
DAG- 15 1/2" Disney Animators' Collection Princess Toddler
DMF- 14 1/2" Disney "My First" Princess Toddler by Jakks Pacific
DPM- 18" Disney Princess and Me by Jakks Pacific sold at Toys R Us
DTP- 13 1/2" Disney Toddler Princess by Jakks Pacific, including the new "My First" princess dolls with "reflection eyes" sold in late 2014 onward
LYR- 6" Lati Yellow Renewal by Latidoll
MHG- 10 1/2" Monster High Girl (average, mid-size girl, not older or younger sister)
MLA- 18" My Life As, Play Wonder, Favorite Friends, etc, by Madame Alexander
If you're shopping in one of my shops for a specific dolls, type the abbreviation into the search bar and select "in this shop" to bring up all the listings for that particular doll.
No promises, but if there's something in particular you would like to see, I welcome your suggestions. I'll file your message for later and try to let you know when I have something that might interest you.
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