Using The “Fold, Stack And Cut” Paper Towel Method  

This Book is a guide for creating a basic dress and underwear with variations for 4 bodices, 4 sleeves, 5 skirt styles, and 5 underwear styles.


  • Scissors
  • Masking Tape
  • Tape measure
  • Paper towel
  • String
  • Marker



Bodice front and back

Dropped waist front and back

Pointed bodice front and back

Yoke front and back

Left Arrow Callout: With all of these NECKLINE options:  Scooped, “V”, square, sweetheart, or plain

Plain long sleeve

Plain short sleeve

Puffed long sleeve

Puffed short sleeve


Left Arrow Callout: With all of these SLEEVE FINISH options:  Cuff, lace and elastic, self ruffle, or sleeve band

Gathered skirt

Skirt gathered to yoke

Skirt gathered to a pointed bodice

Double gathered skirt

Gathered tiered skirt


Left Arrow Callout: With all of these SKIRT FINISH options:  Lined, hemmed, serge/hem, or lace/hem

Full Length Slip

Full gathered half slip





  Left Arrow Callout: With all of these UNDERWEAR finish options:  Serge/lace edging, elastic, or ribbon tie, self ruffle

These easy, step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions use the “fold, stack and cut” paper towel method to teach

you how to make dress and underwear patterns to fit any doll and then create the variations that will make your

creation unique.  Many doll patterns advise sewers to cut the pieces from paper towels and then sew them to check

the fit of the pattern. Not only is it a good method for checking pattern fit, but it is an excellent method for pattern making.

The paper towel method of pattern making requires little measuring and gives excellent results quickly. In this book,

you will learn the basics of creating patterns using the paper towel, or fold, stack and cut method. You will begin with

the bodice.