Ready for the Criss Cross Overtop to fit your favorite smaller dolls? Modeled after a classic style for children, this pattern is a wonderful addition to any doll wardrobe. This pattern includes 3 separate sizes to fits dolls 13 - 14 1/2". These include the 'Squirts' size, 14 1/2" dolls such as the American Girl brand Wellie Wisher. Hearts size, such as the 14" Hearts for Hearts dolls, and 'Darlings', 13" dolls such as the Dianna Effner Little Darling. Additionally, the pattern fits many other dolls beautifully. These include the Melissa and Doug 14" Mine to Love, the Paola Reina, Sylvia Natterer's Minouche, Corolle's Les Cheries - even the My Meadow Patti! You may find more!)
The overtop is an apron style that crosses in back. Choose 2 woven fabrics and make it reversible for twice as many options! Straps fasten with velcro tabs or small snaps, your choice.
The overtop is perfect as an apron for cooking, gardening or art. It's wonderful as a holiday jumper; make the reverse side in an everyday print for longer wear.
The length of the overtop is designed to work perfectly with your above-knee Ezy T knit dresses, as well the Ezy Underall. The bloomers have 2 leg options, a standard casing or applied elastic with a ruffle edge. (note: the knit underall shown in some photos is NOT included in this pattern. It is available as a separate purchase.)
You'll need just 1/4 yard of 2 different light to mid-weight woven fabrics, such as quilting cottons. This yardage is enough for accent pockets (if desired) and a pair of bloomers!
No serger is required, though some steps are shown with alternate serger use. Complete instructions are included for the needed elastic in the bloomers.
A photo gallery will show you some darling possibilities. The 'Trim Ideas' worksheet includes full instructions for darling pocket options and a variety of hemline trims, too.
This pattern assumes basic sewing skills but you'll receive detailed instructions with photos. My patterns are written in an easy, conversational style. Imagine I'm right there with you at the machine!
This listing is for a sewing pattern, NOT an actual garment. Photos shown are samples only, and may depict a few ideas that are not included in the pattern.
Test garments were designed to fit the dolls listed above. Because of the loose fit this garment may work for other dolls of similar sizes, with or without slight alterations.
The patterns are a PDF format with immediate download available after purchase. Remember to print with size set at 100%, 'actual size' or 'no margins'. This ensures that your pattern will print true to size.
This pattern is for your use only. It may not be published, sold or shared. You may sell items you make with the pattern; no mass production, please. If you sell online, please credit Janie Carroll Designs.
''Criss Cross Overtop' is an original work by Jane Wilkes of Janie Carroll Designs. A big thank you to my pattern test team, without whom this pattern would not be as amazing as it is!
PLEASE NOTE: I am not affiliated with any doll company in any way.
The Criss-Cross Overtop works beautifully with the Ezy Underall, which is depicted in some of the photos above. You may purchase that pattern separately, or look for my bundle pack including these 2 designs and SAVE.
Very clear directions! I’ll be ordering from this shop again!
May 13, 2018 by Lynda Newman
very easy to make and has 3 sizes
Apr 3, 2018 by 908ritarae
Adorable! Easy to understand directions!
Feb 27, 2018 by Pat Steuber
OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! I haven't made up the pattern yet, however, looking at the pattern pack, it is obvious this designer took an enormous amount of time to get the directions perfect! There's an explanation and photos of everything. For this reason, it is a long download of 22 pages, but well worth it!!!!! What I do like, also, is trim. She shows you how to attach the trim!!! Wonderful tips!!!! THANK YOU so much for a super pattern not only to fit the Wellie dolls but the Little Darlings! It's VERY hard finding simple patterns for the Little Darling dolls!!! SUPER happy with my purchase. (p.s. pattern is professionally drafted!)
Dec 19, 2017 by Kathleen
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