Saturday, 18 November 2017

SSP-054 for Kaye Wiggs Tobi

"Dear Tobi,

I hear you haven't a stitch to wear and your poor mama is very frustrated, so I hope you enjoy these two lovely feminine dresses.

Love, Raccoon HQ xx"

*Available in my Etsy shop:

*Etsy will charge EU customers VAT (This does not affect America or other non-EU countries).  I always recommend people to look in my Craftsy store anyway, as the prices fluctuate, due to the international exchange rates.  I always recommend comparing prices.

And right here on the blog: (PayPal shopping cart) You can find the sales pages at the top of the blog, in tabs for each section.  I will email you the pattern PDF files directly, after you've cleared checkout.  Click this link to email me, if you have any queries.

On CD disc from Ebay: (No VAT payable, and no charge for the CD itself, just  the pattern cost and the postage.)

Or right here on the blog: (PayPal shopping cart) 
If you do buy from me here on the blog, and you live in the EU, the rules state that I don't have to charge you VAT as it's a direct sale. 

You can find the sales pages at the top of the blog, in tabs for each section.  I will email you the pattern PDF files directly, after you've cleared checkout.  Click this link to email me, if you have any queries.

EDITED:  I have been working on my files to try and consolidate the tutorial parts and pattern template parts, to create just one document that is neater and easier to download.  this is the first pattern in the new format.  There are still two paper sizes, A4 for Europe, etc, and US Letter size for the States.  You will receive the pattern in the new format.


Oh. gosh. I love exaggeratedly lanky doll bodies, and Tobi is a dream to sew for. Nearly.  The shoulders gave me lots of trouble when designing the bodice, but I got there!  I'm pleased with this lovely feminine pattern for Tobi.  It's nice to make big doll clothing, but I think Tobi is about as large as I care to go.

 I couldn't decide to go long and ladylike, or short and sassy... so why not both?  I love my grown-up Gracie in soft monochromes.

There is scope for playing around with lengths too.  You can swap the ruffles around, or make a dress without a ruffle.  The bodice and skirt pieces will be interchangeable with any future Tobi patterns too.  Probably.  I aim to make them that way.

It's not too hard to make, either.  The skirt is unlined to keep it a bit simpler. The bodice is of course lined, because of the neck and armhole openings. They would have  to be faced and not just hemmed which makes the fabric sit wrong, so one might as well make a whole lining.

There are of course the ubiquitous petticoats in both lengths.

And a cut lil' hair bow to finish off the look.   This is made so you can slide it onto hair grips, or onto elastic or ribbon, to be tied around the doll's head.

So that's it for Tobi, for now.   I have the dresses I'm working on, adding the usual fripperies, and they'll be offered for sale soon.




  1. Two lovely dresses beautifully modelled by the lovely Gracie! Sorry to see you've been poorly sick - hope you're feeling better now. I love that short petticoat - it would make a lovely little skirt! I'm about to embark on dungarees for the Patience tribe.... I may be a while lol!!

    1. :) I quite like this scale. Yes, lots better now. And yes, both petticoats would make pretty skirts. More dungarees!!! You must be dreaming about making them!

    2. More dungarees... I do love that pattern! Of course it'll take longer as there are seven of them now! I'm making cardis to go with them first though!

    3. Seven cardis and seven pairs of dungies. Your poor fingers.. ;)

  2. Lovely to see you back and I hope you're feeling a lot better. These are very pretty fabrics/dresses but being me, I always go for the short and sassy! Cute bow too :)

    1. Thanks Anj <3 I do like the long romantic stuffs. But short and sassy are lots of fun - and take less fabric!


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