Limited Run Series of Ready-Made Doll Clothing

I made a dress. I made a really Gorgeous dress for my 18″ doll. Funny thing is, I would have never chose this type of material for a doll dress. This red and black ombre sequined material lingered from a project that I was commissioned for, over a year ago. To be exact, it was for a Prom dress. I purchased this material as an option for the young lady I was designing the dress for. She requested a red & black dress. And, I remember she said she wanted “sparkles”. The fabric sat, while I concentrated on a different technique. Until, yesterday, when this happened! I used my American Princess PDF Dress Pattern to make this Glamorous version. This is a Limited Run, and I am only making (10) of these gowns. If you would like one of your own, Click here!

Oh, the other direction that I chose to take for the Prom Dress (since it was up to me, as the Designer), was a dress suitable for a Princess. It was a red and black pleated bodice, with AB crystal detail, and an organza ruffled tiered skirt, dress. Take a look. Isn’t she beautiful!?

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Introducing 14.5″ PDF Doll Dress Patterns

I like to call them “bite size”. How could you resist these cuties?? I have been asked about possibly making my ‘best sellers’ into smaller doll sizes. Of course, I obliged. So far, I have converted “Summer Fun” and “Sweet Strawberry Fields” into 14.5″ sized patterns. Check out what some very lovely Makers came up with..

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Photo Credits: Vicky Doyle, Janet Flath, Cindy Montano, Sheri Browder Hendrix, Sandi Katcher, Pat Penley, Jane Parks, Gay Curtis, Karina Maltby


New Pattern Release!

group of dressesIt’s finally here..

“Sweet Strawberry Fields”. Image your greatest memory during the Summer months, while floating in a field of sweet, delicious, ripe strawberries. And, true to my fashion nature, the overall style of this dress has a ‘vintage’ flare. Starting at the top of the dress, is a gorgeous rounded, off-shoulder collar, with optional shoulder straps. It’s connect to the bodice, designed as a fitted corset. At the waist, you’ll enjoy a full skirt, with an extended hem. The hem is an additional piece that can be made into a boarder, or a ruffle. It’s all up to the creator. And, that’s you! Have fun with prints and patterns. Mix it up! The options are unlimited in this dress style!

Sweet Strawberry Fields PDF Dress Pattern for 18″ Doll

As a Pattern Designer, I already own (6) copies of this dress. I made slight modifications along the way, in order to see how the slight changes would translate to a finished dress. Check them out:

I made this copy as a version without shoulder straps. And, it also has a full ruffled hem. I used (3) strips to make it possible.


This version has a shorter skirt. And, because the skirt is a sheer rainbow lame, I put a solid white layer underneath. The bodice is made from an Up-cycled Ralph Lauren denim shirt dress.lame dress

And, would you know it, I actually had a piece of vintage fabric for this version. It features hand-painted fruits (cherry and watermelon), and sunflowers! The bodice is a red linen fabric.

red dress

This version, is the very first one I made. And, it has no additional hem, at all.

blue dress

And, these final two are my favorites. The ‘unicorn’ version, featuring mixed fabrics. And, the one that I feature in my step-by-step tutorial.

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I love this pattern. This dress is fun to make. It may be a little challenging for a beginner. But, with the step-by-step image tutorial, you’ll be confident enough to take it on!

For a limited time, save $2! Coupon will be applied by ‘clicking’ this link: Sweet Strawberry Fields Pattern

The Tiffany Blue Suit

This is the suit that started it All! Something took over my body. It would not let up until I finished this outfit, from beginning to end. And, by beginning to end, I mean, 9 pattern revisions and 5 different muslin samples, later. This does not include the written instructions, or the many video clips that were used to make an awesome tutorial! But, what I can say, is that it was all worth it!

See it for yourself..

MissPrettyPerfect’s Inauguration Suit Pattern

YouTube Milestone

Did you know, that.. 🤔🤔

➡️ I have a Youtube Channel

➡️ I recently ‘hit’ 4,000 Subscribers

My channel on Youtube is called, “Sewing With La Toya“. Sounds cute, right!? I thought so, too. Come on over, and check out what I have to offer..

Video Tutorials on Sewing leather, and doll clothes. A little bit, for everyone!


“American Princess” Pattern Release

Duchess Meghan Markle presented it, but I “bite-sized” it. I loved the simplicity of her wedding gown. Only she could have worn it so regally. Soft rounded shoulders literally top off this gorgeous presentation.

American Princess Pattern

Princess seams were the only way to deliver that semi-fitted trumpet style skirt!

My version of this dress pattern is fully lined, with certified Dressmaking techniques that deliver a quality made dress for your collection.

Feast your eyes on some very talented Maker’s versions of “American Princess”:

Pat Penley

Donna Smith Edwards

Kathi Martin

Gay Curtis

Alice Rogers Neilson

MPP Boutique Pattern Gallery, Part 1

As a Pattern Designer, I was made aware that there were willing participants available, to “test” sewing patterns. The beautiful part about it all, is that these experienced “Testers” cared enough to let me know just how the experience was, as the actual Maker. The feedback that I have received has been very much helpful. These individuals have set time aside, to test my pattern, and I wanted to share with the world, the creative variations that they came up with! I hope you Enjoy viewing their talents, as much as I have!

Sweet Strawberry Fields

Donna’s Little Stitches

Gay Curtis

Pat Penley



Jessica Hosch

Doll Clothes by Sandi


Janet’s Booties ‘n More

Summer Fun

Janet’s Booties ‘n More

Gerry Thompson

Shelly Miller


Jackie Corace

Nicole Szonye Rhodes

Cindy Montano

Doll Clothes by Sandi

Perfectly Pams


I hope you enjoyed this selection of various creative takes on my Sweet Strawberry Fields, and my Summer Fun pattern. Stay tuned for Part 2..

It’s almost ready..

Pattern Design can be fun. But, there’s that moment when the Perfectionist (in me) has the final say. Truth is, I developed this pattern almost one year ago. It’s an 18″ doll dress that is sooo adorable, I had to name it “Sweet Strawberry Fields.” Although it has nothing to do with actual strawberries, it really seemed appropriate. Try imagining your best summer memories, while exploring a field of strawberries. I’m so ready for this pattern to be released, that I thought I’d share a little “behind the scenes” video with you. Of course, I will make an announcement when it goes “live”.