Friday, November 29, 2013

New Retro Style Patterns!

You'll have no guilt getting close to these Ice Cream Babies. A calorie-free soft and cuddly serve of memories: ice cream parlors, poodle skirts, and car hops on roller skates.

Whether you are looking to make a child's gift or a unique decor plush for sofa or bed, these Ice Cream Babies mid-century style dolls will be a nifty handmade gift.

If you prefer a more vintage, early 20th century look, try this Retro Clown. His base is more of a pumpkin shape than a ball for more stability. But he still resembles the wobble clown dolls of old.

He has a nice old-fashioned embroidered face and can be made of just about any new or repurposed material you choose. You can even make one out of your child's clothing and save it for a grandchild!

The patterns are suitable for an advanced beginner and have very simple pattern pieces. Measurements are provided in both metric and imperial.

Just go here to purchase the Retro Clown pattern and here for the Ice Cream Baby pattern. Once purchased, you will receive a link for instant download of the PDF instructions and pattern templates.

You can also click on the Craftsy shop link on the right sidebar to purchase patterns.

Just in time for Christmas, both patterns can be made up easily in an hour or two. Enjoy!


  1. Hi Allison, these are adorable :) I think the clown is my favourite but I like them both, well done, you are very talented :)

    1. Thanks, Mignon! The Ice Cream Babies were inspired by a metal art piece of a simple cone with a face tucked inside I saw once. But I love that whole early 20th century style of face so I've been on a roll.