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February 19th, 2014, 04:59 PM
I am looking for a pattern to sew a Raggedy Ann doll. I have looked at Simplicity but I don't like the look of the newer dolls. I like them a little more old fashioned looking.

Can anyone help me out with a pattern or a website to find a pattern?



February 19th, 2014, 05:39 PM
I used the Simplicity pattern, but adjusted the look to closer to the vintage doll.

I will tell you to practice fit the clothes, as they seemed to be a bit off the size of the doll. The wig was "fun" to make. It takes a lot less yarn that you think.
Here is a link to the first part : Not So Cuddly ? Yet | Kids, Caprines, & Quilts (http://toggpine.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/not-so-cuddly-yet/)
And here is the second installment with bald dollies: Beautiful But Bald, For Now?. | Kids, Caprines, & Quilts (http://toggpine.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/beautiful-but-bald-for-now/)
And the final product including the wig ordeal: The Rest of The Raggedy Saga | Kids, Caprines, & Quilts (http://toggpine.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/the-rest-of-the-raggedy-saga/)

Good luck!

February 19th, 2014, 06:55 PM
I guess Simplicity doesn't carry Raggedy Ann patterns any longer. I used to have 2 Simplicity Raggedy Ann patterns, one had several sizes up to 18" and the other one was for a large doll about 36". Don't know where the 36" one went as I haven't used it in about 20 years. Only made one as I found that small girls really didn't like the Big Doll. I lent the smaller size doll pattern to my sister. She was going to make her infant DGD one but the little one is now 5 and no Raggedy Ann for her yet.

I made my older nieces 18" raggedy anns and when my DGD came along they all had and loved the American Dolls so I just make clothes for their dolls, Molly, Samantha and Kristen. Those patterns were also lent to someone and never returned. Doesn't matter as none of my DILs sew and neither do their daughters although 3 have moderately priced computer sewing machines.

Cathy, Love your Raggedy Ann. Your photos reminded me how much yarn and trouble went into making their hair, was worth is as your doll looks beautiful.

February 19th, 2014, 07:40 PM
Hmm, I thought my Raggedy Ann pattern was from Mccalls but it s been awhile since I made one. Try Ebay for a vintage pattern

Annette Ackley
February 19th, 2014, 08:14 PM
If you look on Ebay, you should be able to find vintage patterns. I was looking for a 1970's pattern. I finally found it. It was a pattern I used as a teenager. It is funny how you remember things, especially if you made a lot of a certain pattern. I think McCall's has a raggedy ann and andy pattern. And you can get them at a great price from ebay. Don't give up!!!

February 20th, 2014, 03:07 AM
Hmm, Maybe they were McCall's patterns, whatever they were I don't have them any longer or I would be happy to send them to Deb.

February 20th, 2014, 03:20 AM
I think I have one buried somewhere...let me dig

February 20th, 2014, 04:03 AM
This site has some cute takes on the traditional raggedy ann pattern:

​Cathy, I love yours!

looks like the link isn't working right....might have to copy & paste....sorry

February 20th, 2014, 07:16 AM

New York Sue
February 20th, 2014, 07:24 AM
Thanks for sharing, Tyne.
I'm SURE this is the pattern my MIL used for my daughter Erin, who now has two baby girls of her own...
I wasn't planning this, but it almost seems like I have to!

February 20th, 2014, 12:43 PM
I think I have one buried somewhere...let me dig

Sorry..didnt find any. Must have been in one of my latest purges

February 20th, 2014, 12:45 PM
When my Mom made me the 36 inch Raggedys she used a McCalls pattern.

February 20th, 2014, 02:03 PM
Thanks for all your input. I'll do some more searching too and check Ebay.

February 20th, 2014, 04:26 PM
OH! OH! OH!! Don't give up! My DIL#4's mom makes them; I will message her on F/B and ask what pattern she uses (she lives in southern Illinois, and I am in Connecticut). Hers are amazing.

New York Sue
February 20th, 2014, 07:02 PM
I ordered the last kit available on Etsy, from the link Tyne provided.
What happened?
Now I'm in the business of making dolls!?
Keep in touch with your progress, and I'll do the same!