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Pattern: RennDress for BJDolls by taeliac Pattern: RennDress for BJDolls by taeliac
:star: This is a full PDF pattern that you print out on your own and make yourself :star:

I do believe this PDF works just fine - I have tested it in OS X and WinXP and it worked fine. It is a large file, so it will take a bit to download.

:bulletred: To open a PDF, you will need Adobe Reader or a similar PDF viewer to open, and the ability to un-zip files

:bulletblue: If you do make an outfit with this tutorial and post it, I would absolutely adore you if you could send me a link to the finished piece (and if it's up on dA, I'll :+fav: it and possibly feature it, too!)
You have no idea how many thousands and thousands of views/downloads my other tutorials have, and only a very few ever show me what they make with them... it's really depressing! So, please share them with me, please?

:pointr: Please do note that I do assume you have basic sewing knowledge to make this - I'm not walking you through how to sew, but rather, how to make something with basic skills.

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While I was cleaning out my basement, I found a clip with a bunch of different doll patterns wedged in a corner! So, I finally decided to do something with them!

This is a basic under-dress for an SD (~60cm) girl, meant to be made out of a light to mid weight knit fabric. The pattern itself is paged - you'll have to tape multiple together after cutting everything out to get the whole pattern piece - I always forget how tall they are!

Included is the instructions on how to make it, as well as lots of information on how to customize it.

All of the pattern pieces are to scale, but please remember to read the READ ME about printing, to be sure that they are to scale.

This was a labor of about an hour to drape the pattern and transfer it to paper, another two to make the original one, a couple to clean up/alter, and then all day yesterday (9 hours!) of tracing the images with Illustrator to get a nice, clean pattern piece, as well as writing up the instructions!

So, what do you think?

I do plan on having more patterns for dolls available for purchase in my Etsy storefront in the near future, but I thought I would share this one with my dA friends for the heck of it!

:star: Please, as always, I would ask that you do not sell anything you make with this tutorial.

I am appealing to your conscience about this. This took me a huge amount of time to do to be the best possible, and I would truly appreciate it if you did not make money off of my incredibly hard work.

© 2010 Samantha Lemieux // Taeliac Studio // Taeliac.Etsy.com
Do not edit in any way, repost or redistribute without permission. DO NOT STEAL!
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:iconoblivionfiresancer:
oblivionfiresancer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
I love this, could it be used for an actual dress pattern though? 
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taeliac Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
It might, but I'm not positive because proportions on dolls are so different from people. However, if you take a look at commercial patterns, there is something similar if I remember correctly!
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oblivionfiresancer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
I thought that it would have to be altered because of proportions and that but I wasnt sure if it had the same basic pattern or not. Thanks ^_^
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pumibel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for sharing your pattern- I love a free dolly dress pattern and you are very generous!
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Pixi-pai Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou so much for this pattern! I cant wait to try it out, thanks a bunch <3 youre so supertalented!
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joellekarma Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This dress is so pretty and when I make stuff for my boy I would never think of selling it but if ya like I draw a lot of dress and costume ideas I am not seamstress and could use help and ideas on what to do with them I dont mind sharing I am not out to make a buck I just want to make friends and have fun
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RinHakubi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Hi I am trying to get the pattern for this outfit for my girl but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Did you take it down or have you put it up on your etsy for sale?
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, it should still be up here... let me check on it, though. I wonder if dA is being weird or something, or if it's on my website, I have to renew my hosting plan when I figure out how to pay them (foreign bank accounts are a pain in my butt!)
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EvaLilith Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this, it will be super helpful for a project I had planned for my friend's doll!
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Gacktzita Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!!! now my dollfie will have any clothes!!!
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graymary Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great! thank you so much. i am going to use it on my MSD girl... she really needed a simple dress like this, and it looks like i could easily do this by hand!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh awesome! I'm glad to have helped! Please, lemme know if it translates down to MSD sized easily - I haven't gotten to try it yet myself ^^;
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ColoRapo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OHMYILOVEYOUNOW!!!!!!!!!

i was looking fo a long time to find a doll pattern to use.
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Omegis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
SD or MSD?
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xxxmehbrokensoulxxx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Where did you get your doll?
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taeliac Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
She's from Luts - eluts.com

She's an "angel elf Soo" in beauty white :love:
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xxxmehbrokensoulxxx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
shes very pretty. i have always wanted one <3 sadly i am broke. but i will save when i find one i want
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Tsuki-no-Rakuen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just made the dress [link] I love so much >w< my doll has a new outfit to wear.
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HappilyDeluded889 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so nice of you! And it's such a lovely pattern:aww:...sadly I don't have any girl-dolls to make this for, but I'd love to make it just for the fun of it...it's just so cute:love:...If I ever get around to it, I'll surely let you know how I did ..thanks so much!!
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babyfangs Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
both of these are absolutely beautiful.
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Soseiru Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*swoons over doll* She's beautiful.
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010   Digital Artist
wow amazing aw and awesome job i d/led just to see what you did ^___^
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lonewylfe Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Darnit I wish I were shorter! At least now I know the proper name (or a better name) to use when I look for this pattern.

You did a really nice job on this; great layout and easy to read :thumbsup:
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taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Well, it's not too hard to find patterns for clothing like this for people, but dolls seem to be really lacking!! :D

I'm very, very happy to hear that the layout is nice and easy to read- I always worry about stuff like that to no end!! :glomp:
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Izixa Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Aw.. I have fabric I could use for this. A crepe habotai which due to it's weave has stretch..but I don't own a BJD. :(
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw man! I bet that is a beautiful fabric... I love habotai!

I'm not sure if this pattern would work if you kept scaling it down to work for Barbie-sized dolls and the like, or up for larger dolls... hrm...

Or, steal someone who has a doll to put it on :giggle:
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Izixa Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Things like that tend to get eaten or damaged around my house so no one would lend me or allow me to steal. ^^; My idiot dog eats anything that looks good.
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bandeau Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I would love to try this!! I can't say I'll make it anytime soon, but if I do and doesn't look like a potato sack then I will link you to a photo :D
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taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hooray! That is very awesome to hear :glomp: I hope it's not too difficult to follow - I tried to keep it as basic (and generally fitting) as possible as a good "intro" piece for this tiny work! Half of the time, I can't stand making things this size, and other times, I love it~

I would love to see pictures, even if it does look like a sack :giggle:
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bandeau Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Apparently I got to it a lot quicker than I thought! Here she is: well, half done anyways :D
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StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Now I just need a BJD. :XD:
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taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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Saga-sama Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really nice!

say... can you make pattern or help for sewing clothes also for male SD BJDs?? i need to sew a uhm..ruffled shirt .. would you like to help me? ._.?

Because this looks so awesome!
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ooh! I'll add that to my list, because my boy could really use something other than his hakama to wear :giggle:

I'll try to make one, but I'm not sure how soon I would be able to do it, but I'll definitely try! :glomp:
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Saga-sama Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
please tell me if you are done!
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starfiregurl26 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Wow that is beautiful. I love Reinssance looks too XD
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taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, thank you very much!
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starfiregurl26 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
You are welcome :D
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gallow-thieve Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
I would love it if you started making some patterns for sale!

How much work would it take to adjust a pattern like this to work for a doll that has bigger hips and a bigger bust? My girl doll has a huge chest, really, and it's hard to get things to fit her properly... ^^;
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am definitely going to be making more of them, but I don't know if I can do the PDF all the time - that thing almost killed me to do :O

This pattern wouldn't take much work - the bust is already bigger than needed for dolls this size (it has almost an inch of extra that is cinched up with the lacing up the back) and the hips flare out a lot by that point (but you could easily either add a triangle insert from about the waist down on each seam to flare it out... ooh... now I want to make something like that... if the hips look to be too tight)

Just the neckline scoop might be too deep if she's hugely busted, because it was *almost* obscene on my doll to begin with, so make that a little shallower if you're worried about nipples showing ;P

I'll try to get measurements of the actual pattern soon, and post those up, so you can compare with your dolls! I knew I forgot to do something!! XP
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kellin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done, dear! I know you spent a lot of time on this, and it shows.
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taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Dokudel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Too bad I don't own a doll, if I did I print this out now and try it out!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe :D

Well, if you ever do get one, you know I have at least one pattern up so she (or he, with a bit of playing with the pattern :giggle:) wouldn't be completely naked for long ;P
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