Pattern V Instructions
PrillyCharmin's Doll Bodies for all-VINYL Dolls

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PATTERNS R, S, T, U & V

BODY ASSEMBLY

These doll body patterns are designed to work with six of the Berenguer dolls:
21” Special Edition
17” Lots to Love
17” LaNewborn Moments
17” LaNewborn
15” Carry Me LaNewborn
14” Lots to Love

Arms, legs, and head are held on with narrow cable ties. The original vinyl doll
body is used to create a shoulder plate for the head to attach to (or you can
purchase a replacement neck at www.prillycharmin.com)  The rump is gathered.
The body may be stuffed firm with polyfill and beans to make a weighted sitting
body, or use loosely packed plastic bean pellets for a more relaxed, sleeping body.

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for instructions.

NOTE: ALL SEAMS ARE ¼ INCH.

1. FRONTS. stitch the two fronts together, matching the notches.

2. FRONT PLEATS. Fold the pleats at the crotch and top stitch across the raw edge of the fabric to hold the pleats in place. You do not need to iron the pleats or do anything other than fold the fabric. Fold it so the pleat fold lays toward the leg. Also fold and topstitch the raw edge of the shoulder pleats. Fold it so the pleat fold lays toward the arm.

3. Stitch the darts on the Front pieces, if there are any.

4. BACKS. stitch backs together, matching the notches.

5. RUMP. stretch and stitch ¼” wide elastic along the back seam between the x’s. This will wrinkle the rump.

6. DARTS. Stitch the darts on the back pieces, at the leg hole.

7. BACK PLEATS. Fold the pleats at the shoulders and top stitch across the raw edge of the fabric to hold the pleats in place. You do not need to iron the pleats or do anything other than fold the fabric. Fold it so the pleat fold lays toward the arm.

8. SHOULDERS. stitch shoulders together matching front to back.

9. ARM CASINGS. You can purchase bias tape or make your own. I prefer to make my own strips. Fold bias strip in half and stitch to armholes to form casings for cable ties. The patterns are marked with dots where the casings should be stitched for the arm holes. Attach the casings in-between the dots.

10. NECK CASING. fold bias strip in half and stitch to neck to form casing for cable tie.

11. SIDE SEAMS. stitch side seams

12. LEG CASINGS. fold bias strips in half and stitch to leg holes to form casings.

13. CROTCH SEAM. gather stitch the crotch at the bottom edge of the back piece and pull threads to gather. The crotch front is not gathered.

14. Stitch crotch front to crotch back, matching the center seams.

15. CABLE TIES. Insert cable ties in the casings. Generally, you need one 14” cable tie for the neck and four 8” cable ties for arms and legs.

16. FINISHED. Body is finished, and ready for doll assembly.

17. TENSION. When you insert the vinyl arms and legs, tighten the cable ties so the arms and legs hold position but still allow the limbs to turn and be positioned. If you accidentally get the cable tie too tight, just remove it and try again with a new cable tie. The easy way to clip the extra length off a cable tie is with a nail clipper or cuticle clipper.

© 2002 Cynthia A. Stevens and the EDDON Corporation. All rights reserved. This pattern and instructions may not be reproduced for any reason, except by the purchaser for the purpose of one personal backup copy. You may use this doll body pattern to make and sell dolls, but you may not use this pattern to make and sell the doll bodies alone. We reserve the exclusive right to make and sell doll bodies using this pattern or to authorize person(s) to make and sell our doll bodies.

Berenguer Dolls are a trademark and copyright of JC Toys Inc. This pattern product is not affiliated with JC Toys in any way.

PrillyCharmin’s doll bodies and patterns are available for purchase at PrillyCharmin's Doll shop, in the Patterns section.

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