Smart Doll Apparel Patterns
Smart Doll Apparel Patterns
Sorry to keep you waiting on this - the Smart Doll Apparel Patterns are finally ready for download - for free.
These patterns have been cut especially to fit the Smart Doll body contour. The Women's T-shirt pattern is actually the one we use for the Ballerina V-Neck T-shirt. The Women's Trousers pattern is a slightly lower hip cut for the Corduroy Pants.
As for the Men's patterns - the T-shirt pattern is the same we use for the Men's Tee, and the Men's Trousers pattern is similar to Lelouch's pants (but not the same).
Who Can Use these patterns?You are free to use and modify these patterns for your own projects at school or home which includes selling anything you make - I shall take no fees whatsoever - what you make is yours as long as you use the patterns to make Smart Doll apparel - and in return if your goodies are awesome, I will help you sell your Smart Doll apparel by listing your Etsy etc link on the Smart Doll Apparel Makers page which I will get up soon.
The Importance of side projectsI encourage everybody to have side projects where one will not only learn many new crafting skills but also everything that goes into making a product - selling online, payments, inventory management, shipping & tracking, customer support etc.
Many side projects in my career have contributed to what life is now - learning Japanese, learning programming and 3D graphics, making websites and so on. We can all make time for this even though we are schooling or working.
The skills and experience you gain through side projects will also open up more opportunities in life and maybe even prepare you for when life does not go as planned.
Be Nice to the Bus Driver.If you are going to sell stuff online or start a business - there is something I strongly recommend. There is a saying in Japan - "The customer is god" - but whatever you do - never treat customers like god - treat them like a business partner. Treating customers like god cultivates bad behavior. If you travel on public transport in Japan and the UK, you will see posters along the lines of "We shall not tolerate violence directed at our drivers."
Passengers beat up and or swear at public transport staff for a bus being late a few mins. Why? Because we live in a society where customers are treated like god. Why? Because the customer has paid a dollar and thus they feel they have the right to abuse and shout at folks who provide services. I am sure you have seen it yourself - maybe in a restaurant - or maybe on a bus.
I have experienced this first hand too - as a customer who has been obnoxious to airline staff. I think back and am ashamed at my behavior. An airline check-in staff was giving us a hard time about the names on our passport and would not let us board - I got frustrated and took out my anger on the staff - but why? because I am a "paying" customer? Does paying give me the right to be obnoxious to others?
But Karma is a thing - what goes round comes round. In my case, after being horrible to the airline check-in staff, I get to see the same staff member who I was horrible at the boarding gate - and what do I do? I look down at my feet in shame.
Having said that, you should never look down upon customers either - treat them like a business partner - you provide a service and you trade it for money - neither one of you is above the other.
When you put customers in front of everything you do - you fundamentally change everything you set out to do - you stop doing it for passion and end up doing it for the money.
At Smart Doll Land, we treat our customers as equal business partners - neither we or the customer is above each other. If customer was indeed god, I would make sure my staff stayed behind until 12 midnight like most other Japanese companies - so that we can deliver stuff to god (the customer) on time.
Instead, we all leave at around 6PM - its important that our staff get rest and go home to watch The Toys That Made Us on Netflix or get in some Super Mario time.
If your first goal is to live your passion - the money will come sooner or later anyway - no need to focus on money first.
Enough already where are dem files and how do I use them?!After downloading the PDF files below - make sure to set your printer to print them at 100% scale - your printer settings may not do this by default which will leave you with a small pattern. To make sure, I have included a ruler on the pattern - you need to put your ruler against it and if its the same size then you are good to go.
>Download Smart Doll Women's Apparel Pattern PDF
>Download Smart Doll Men's Apparel Pattern PDF
The patterns are made for cotton. Do remember that you may need to grade (change size) of the patterns depending on the material you use and whether you are going to give them a used look by washing them. If you do wash material it tends to shrink so learn about material shrinkage rates by asking Google Sensei.