outfitting mrs. spots (and mr. socks)

rag doll : mrs. spots

Meet Mrs. Spots – a dear old friend of Mr. Socks. There have been a number of questions lately – and – I have wondered myself – if the tiny rag doll’s wardrobe could work for the Mr. Socks doll pattern.  I spent some time experimenting with that and – with some adjustments – it can – more on that in a minute.

cat rag doll sewing pattern

mr. socks

free patterns:

There are also a couple free patterns that come  in Mrs. Spot’s (or Mr. Socks) size – the hat pictured above –  get it here. And  a free felt jacket pattern.

Plus there is a free pants pattern here – gather the hem to use it for bloomers for Mrs. Spots.


rag doll : mrs. spots

adjusting the tiny rag doll pattern for mr. socks

Beginning with the dress (the dress is from the tiny rag doll pattern) – it needs to be a little larger,  Mrs. Spots is taller than the tiny rag doll and has considerable girth around the middle. There are two easy ways to do it – you can add a quarter inch to the dress pattern   – the cut line becomes the stitch line with the exception of the back center seam – don’t add extra there.

Or just enlarge the pattern to 115%  ( I have not tried this with the pinafore apron yet but I suspect enlarging it to 115% would work – if you give it a try I’d love to see).

rag doll : mrs. spots

rag doll : mrs. spots

For the coat – so easy – you can use the pattern at it’s original size but skip the hood and do not sew the back seam (step 3 in the pattern)  – leave the full width.  The little satchel works as is too. (The coat and satchel are both from the coat, bag and hat pattern).

mr. socks : sewing pattern   tiny doll : winter wardrobe

rag doll : mrs. spots

 You can make Mrs. Spots or Mr. Socks a bed and quilt too! Find the free patterns here.

free paper mache ship pattern

And they love to go boating – there is a free ship pattern there’s just right for Socks or Spots right here.

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  1. Mrs. Spots is adorable. I love how she’s posed with her little ankles crossed like a little ballerina. I love her sweet face and her cute little ears.

    If we want to make her, would we use the pattern for Mr. Socks?

  2. Love the Vera Bradley style bag 🙂 Mrs. Spots is very sweet.

  3. “and has considerable girth around the middle”

    ahh Mrs Spots – I feel your pain 🙂 , and love your outfit – you look splendid

  4. She is delightful; it is sweet when dolls can share their wardrobes 🙂



  5. These dolls & their clothes & accessories are awesome. I love that you mostly do hand sewing. That’s what I like to do too. I’m making my own doll pattern & making clothes for her. I have got all the free patterns you offered. So when I get my doll done I’ll send you a pic of her. I have no name for her yet. So thanks for the inspiration to sew these dolls.
    Shari Hall-Illig

  6. I love that you sew her & her clothes & accessories all by hand. I like to do that too. They are all awesome. I’m making my own doll pattern & her clothes. I did print out the free patterns you offer on your website. I haven’t name her yet. I’ll tell you when I know & show a pic of her when I get her made. Thanks so much.
    Shari Hall-Illig

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