Design Enterprises of San Francisco
Patterns for Fashion Dolls
by Don McCunn
Welcome to my collection of patterns for the Tyler and friends, Alex and friends, Gene/Madra/Violet, and the 22" American Model fashion dolls. These patterns include illustrated step-by-step sewing instructions but they assume you have a basic working knowledge of how to sew clothes. To learn more about "the friends," see About These Patterns. For more information about a pattern or to order a pattern, click on an image or link in The Patterns below.
The patterns are available as PDF Download files which you can download directly to your computer from the order confirmation page. The estimated download times for these files are included with each pattern description.
My patterns are either designed to specifically fit one fashion doll's "body sculpt" such as the Morning Glory gown, or they may fit all three 16" fashion dolls, such as the "We Can Do It!" overalls. When the patterns fit all three, the caption below reads "Tyler/Alex/Gene." The patterns for the 22" American Model are only designed to fit that particular fashion doll.
If you would like to create your own designs, I've included the Sloper patterns which are compatible with the pattern design techniques described in my book How to Make Sewing Patterns.
"I met Don McCunn through a Yahoo Fashion Doll group. We chatted back and forth a few times and became internet friends. After learning that he was going to be designing patterns for the fashion dolls, I offered to be his pattern tester. He sent me a couple of patterns and I immediately got busy making outfits. With a good heart, I can say that his pattern designs are not complicated and fit like a charm. Don has many many ideas on designs and I look forward to working with him for a long time to come."
To ask for assistance and/or discuss custom patternmaking issues, join one or more of Don's free groups.
Copyright © 2005, 2006 by Donald H. McCunn
Design Enterprises of San Francisco is not affiliated with any doll manufacturing company.
Tyler Wentworth® and American Model™ are a trademarks of the Tonner® Doll Company, Inc.
Alexander Fairchild Ford™, Amanda Fairchild Ford™, Jade Lee™, Paris Williams™, and
Sofia Cruz™, are trademarks of The Alexander Doll Company, Inc.
Gene® Marshall, Madra®, Violet Waters™ are trademarks of The Ashton-Drake Galleries.
The photographs on this web site are of dolls in private collections.