Category Archives: Janie Carroll Designs Patterns

New Pattern Coming Soon: The Triple Axel Skating Dress

Apologies for the neglect of my blog posting. I never wanted to inundate you with too many posts but guess I really need to remind you that I’m still out here, right? I’ve been busily working on the next pattern. Soon to release: The Triple Axel Skating Dress. Here are some sneak peak photos of what’s going on in this… Read more »

oh, my goodness! It’s the busy Christmas season!

I’ve woefully neglected my blog of late! So many craft shows in the month of November. Here I am working one of them… I’m working on a dream dress tutu dress there… and here I am at another, goofing off! Craft shows are a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! You meet wonderful people, and a few… Read more »

Pattern Work – Getting things done

I always have good intentions. Don’t we all? I said to myself, ‘You can focus on a simple pattern and get it done quickly!’ I perfected this look about 6 years ago. It’s a classic peasant dress with a few differences. I did a little combining and changing and cut the sleeve all in one with the garment. I made… Read more »

Coming Soon – Ezy T for Squirts and Darlings

Is the Janie Carroll Designs Ezy T one of your favorite patterns for 18″ full-bodies dolls, such as the American Girl brand doll? If not, check it out here: JCD Ezy T for 18″ dolls Want to know more? The Ezy T is a simplified T-shirt pattern where the sleeves are cut all-in-one with the body. This makes for quick… Read more »

In the works today – Patterns and more patterns!

Nothing like keeping too many irons in the fire! Want to know what I’m working on this week? Everything! First, I’m finalizing the pattern for the Sprinkler Season Squirts! This will be the third size range of this popular design. It will have 2 cuttings lines: Size one will fit A Girl for All Times, like this lovely Matilda Size… Read more »

Pattern Review – Crabapples Boutique; ‘Fun in the Sun’

I’ve done quite a bit of pattern testing for other doll clothing designers in the past. One of my favorite designers is Bonnie Spencer. Here’s the lovely Bonnie, owner and designer at Bonnie’s patterns are first rate! She starts with great ideas, translates them into well-fitting designs, and includes all the little details that make construction proceed smoothly! Here are just a few… Read more »

Sprinkler Season – NEW pattern launched today!

As promised last week the Janie Carroll Designs newest pattern Sprinkler Season is out today! The Sprinkler Season is one of the first patterns I drafted. It’s a favorite I return to again and again. Here’s an early version: I set out to streamline everything about sewing swimsuits for dolls. The simplicity begins with a single pattern piece to cut for… Read more »