Sunday, January 18, 2009

Customer Request - Graduation Cap and Gown E-Pattern for 20" Doll

Last year I received a request from a customer asking if I would consider a special order for them. Now, I don't normally do special orders, but my customer wanted a graduation doll and both of my were sold out.

I told my customer that they could make either my "Anna" or my "James" graduation doll as both patterns and e-patterns were available. Well, for my customer, that was not an option as they did not sew and they already had a 20" doll. What they really wanted was a graduation cap & gown to fit their 20" doll.

So, what to do? My customer pleaded with me to "PLEASE" consider a special order request and make them a graduation cap and gown for a 20" doll. After much discussion I finally agreed and made them the graduation cap & gown you see in the picture above.

Since I had already created the pattern pieces in order to make the graduation cap and gown I figured I might as well create the pattern to go along with the pattern pieces and added this to the end of my new patterns to do list.

Well, I'm happy to announce I finally created the pattern and e-pattern. So, if you have a 20" doll and you want to add a graduation cap & gown you're all set.

My customer was happy and I ended up with a new pattern.

My new graduation cap and gown for 20" doll e-pattern is for making a gown with a two-snap front closure with fold down lapels, gathered front, and mid length full sleeves. The lined cap has a cardboard top, tassel, and elastic strap for affixing the cap to the doll's head.

If you want to make your own graduation cap and gown you can do so. Just CLICK HERE for my new e-pattern.

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