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Free back to school patterns for dolls

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Happy September!

Our fairy inspiration of the month is the Monarch Fairy made with a combination of the free pattern and the puff skirt, tights, blossom hat and wings from my fairy pattern available here: http://jenwrenne.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/fairy-pattern-listing.pdf

    

Although my district started us back to school August 8th, most of the U.S. is going back to school around now, and my dolls are no exception.  Here is Robby getting ready for school (click to enlarge any of the photos):

And the Kidz lining up to go into school:

Galina wears a corduroy jacket which makes a lovely contrast to the easy-version heirloom sundress (free  here:

:http://jenwrenne.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/august-free-pattern-for-kidz-n-cats-and-sasha/)

Robby wears the Magic attic size of the same jacket in denim , Alister has on jeans from the pattern below and a T from the fairy bonus pattern with sleeves shortened

In this photo you can see 3 backpacks – the free pattern for the Hello Kitty one is below

Lunch time!  

I had so much fun making the polymer clay food and I bet you will too!  (tutorial below) Though I am generally a “fiber girl” (sewing, weaving, spinning, dyeing, etc) it’s great to branch out sometimes and the best thing about polymer clay food is that imprecision can contribute to it looking more “real” which makes it perfect for beginners.  Don’t be surprised if you see more of it down the road!

A view of Sasha and Keisha in their size patterns 

Some good ideas have been rolling in for patterns/projects you’d like to see.  This month’s pattern was suggested by Barb S. who gets her pattern for free!  Keep your suggestions coming (sketches…links…words…photos).  If yours makes it onto the blog it will be free to you, even if it ends up being a paid pattern.

How do I decide whether to charge?  If the pattern is quick and easy for me to draft and needs minimal instructions I will post it for free.  If it takes an entire weekend (or more) to get the pattern figured out or needs a lot of photos/explanations I will probably charge for it.

The jeans and jacket patterns are available as a set and include sizes for both Magic Attic/Carpatina and Sasha/Kidz n Cats.  Jeans have real front and back pockets (which you can omit if you want) and a front fly; jacket has authentic detailing and distressing instructions are included.  To order click here:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/jenwrenne Or if it’s out of stock email me (jenniebagrowski at hotmail dot com) 

The free projects and patterns for this month include a backpack, lunch and most of the school supplies you see pictured above ( “scissors” are just a bent paperclip) and are available here: Free pattern for September

UPDATE: If  the link doesn’t work paste this:http://jenwrenne.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/free-pattern-for-september.pdf into your browser

And a sneak peek of next month: