Pattern ratings

If you are new to sewing or making dolls you may not know which pattern to start with. I've included a skill rating on each of my doll sewing patterns to help you. 

The tables below show the skill rating of each sewing pattern. In some of the patterns, the dolls and clothes have different ratings. The tables show the reason for patterns being given a rating higher than beginner-level to help you decide whether you are ready to try it yet

Whilst some patterns have been given a higher skill rating they are still written as if they were for beginners with step-by-step instructions and detailed instructions. All of my patterns include tips from my years making dolls and highlight common mistakes to help you avoid them. 

The easiest pattern for beginners is the bunny, followed closely by the bear

Doll patterns

 Pattern Rating Reason for rating

Bunny

Shorts

Skirt

Beginner

 

 

Bear

Overalls

Beginner

 

Dog

Dress

Playsuit

Beginner

Beginner

Confident beginner

 

 

Attaching the bodice to the shorts

Cat

Dress

Beginner

Confident beginner

 

Attaching the ruffle to the sleeves 

Fox and wolf

Dress

All-in-one

Beginner

Beginner

Confident beginner

 

 

Attaching the waistband to the shorts

Deer

Turn up trousers

Ruffle trousers

Waistcoat

Intermediate

Beginner

Confident beginner

Beginner

Y seam on face requires precise sewing

 

 

 

 

Clothes patterns

 Pattern Rating Reason for rating
Spring outfit Beginner
Daisy dress Beginner
Pyjamas and sleep mask Intermediate

Attaching the collar and sleeves to the shirt