Rev up your ribbons...She's here!


Please welcome Brigitte Ballerina to the Retro Mama pattern family (and see below for a sale, too!)...

 retro mama: Ballerina Doll Sewing Pattern

Many of you have been eagerly inquiring about this pattern, so I'm thrilled to announce that she is ready for your holiday sewing!

Your little sugar plums will love this doll--she has a pretty bun for decorating with ribbons, a sweet face with hand embroidered features and a twinkle in her eye, a changeable tulle skirt and tutu (both patterns are included with the doll), and ballet slippers--the shoes are not removable (no panicked searching for slippers under the sofa!), but the ribbons are loose to be tied and retied to her heart's content.

 retro mama: ballerina doll sewing pattern

Brigitte is 19" tall, and I recommend her for intermediate to advanced stitchers. This doll does have some tricky parts so I don't recommend her for beginners, but you'll do fine if you are comfortable with making bias tape, quilting, the fussy turning-of-things-right-side-out, and hand embroidery.

 retro mama blog: pretty ribbons

As always, you are welcome to ask any questions you may have while stitching up your dolls, and please do share your project photos on my Facebook page so everyone can admire your handiwork! make your holiday crafting a little bit sweeter, I'm having a sale! Use the coupon code TWINKLE20 for 20% off your order at my Etsy shop through Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Sale is over, thanks so much!

Happy Stitching!


  1. Oh my she's adorable! I've made my daughter a few of your dolls and I'm afraid she'll have to add another to her collection!

    Sophie xo

  2. Loved her since the day you first previewed her a few weeks back. Thank you for making the pattern available just in time to get sewing for the holidays! Who doesn't love ribbon?

  3. Che carine! Anche nel mio blog c'รจ una bambola ballerina...

  4. So excited! Deciding what felt to get with my pattern!

  5. They are gorgeous. Definitely on my list to try next year, thanks Kim. Julie x