Thursday, January 11, 2018

Of Bjd Fashion: New Coats for Winter with Patterns

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Anna has finally, finally, kept her promise to me last spring.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

She made me a new coat!!

It is made with a creamy beige colored felt and trimmed with pearl buttons (they’re faux pearl beads!).  It is quite similar to the lovely felt coats she made previously, but with some improvements.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

Such as the adorable lace trimmed collar with matching pockets, and she used my favorite lace as well.

I just adore my new felt coat, and Anna made is just for me.

….Hikaru….sigh.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

Oh, yes.  She also made a few more coats for the other dolls, like Momoko here.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

Her coat is made in the same creamy beige colored felt as mine.  There are tiny bows on the pockets, just like a the coat made for Sakura last year.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

There is a strap on the back, just like mine, that cinches in the waist.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

Anna made a simple black felt coat for Yuki as well, too simple I must say.  No trims or buttons, but at least there are pockets.  What’s the point of a coat without decoration?

You mean besides keeping someone warm?  Anyway, Yuki wanted it that way, and I think it looks great on him.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

I suppose you are right, but I still believe it needs a little something.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

“Here Yuki, I asked Anna to make a scarf for you. Do you like it? :)”

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

“…um, yes Usagi…”

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

Good thinking Usagi, a scarf is just the thing we needed.  It will add some necessary color.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

And now this wintery ensemble is complete.  Doesn’t Yuki look dashing.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

It seems Anna didn’t stop at just one scarf.  Two tiny red plaid scarves for Shiro and our cat friend.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

Anyway, we simply can not forget our new doll.  She received a coat made from a beautiful shade of blue felt.  It is simply trimmed with a tiny blue flower by the collar.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

Because there may be other ball jointed dolls out there in need of winter clothing.  Anna has provided the patterns used to make these coats as well as some details about their construction.  I will let her explain.


Felt Coats for MSD and Yosd Ball Jointed Dolls

Materials needed:


MSD Bjd Felt Coat Pattern

Here’s the MSD sized pattern, it was based on Usagi’s measurements which are listed on the doll profile page along with all the other doll’s measurements.

MSD Boy Felt Coat Pattern

Here is the MSD sized boy coat pattern.  It is based on Yuki’s measurements.

Yosd bjd felt coat pattern

And here is the Yosd sized coat pattern, based on Sakura’s measurements.

These coats were actually made almost the exact same way as this tutorial I found for SD sized doll sweaters (I made some patterns here for Msd and Yosd sweaters too.).  There are just a few things different, I mean besides using felt instead of socks.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

For the sleeves, I folded the hem the other way to create a fun cuff look.  This is totally optional, but it looks so cute and it actually makes it a little easier to slide a doll hand through.  Strange, but true.

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It might be a little tricky to attach the sleeves to the coat (at step 3) since the felt is a bit thick.  After sewing, be sure clip it and trim off the excess fabric to reduce bulk.  Sometimes I’m lazy about doing that, but definitely not for this project.

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At step 7 on the sweater tutorial, it says to hem the bottom and the top (or neckline), but for these coats you first need to pin and sew on the collar along the top edge.

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Then you can fold down the edge and pin just like you would have done before to “hem the neckline”.  This will make the collar stick up, you just need to fold it down like normal when the doll wears it.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

And after step 9, you can add the back strap if you want.  You first pin it on the coat while your doll is wearing it. 

Pin it so it pulls the sides of the coat together to make it a little more fitted, then sew in place and add beads for “buttons”. 

Again this is optional, I didn’t bother with it for Yuki’s coat, but it looks nice on the girls’ coats.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

With different trims and colors, plus your own imagination, you can create a cute coat for everyone in your doll family.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

That’s exactly right, now everyone here is prepared for the winter.

Cute felt coats for MSD and Yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

Although, I can’t help but wonder how much better my new coat would be with a matching new hat.  Now there is something for Anna to ponder for the future.

Yet for now, I am at peace.


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