Today I’m sharing links to my free, printable Summer Wardrobe pattern, which includes a pattern for the sleeveless summer shirt and capri pants shown in the image above. You’ll also find this link to my summer top tutorial helpful, along with this link to my capri pants tutorial.
Now the purse is an easy enough pattern (and here’s a link to that free, printable sewing pattern for a purse and headscarf), but I wanted to make my purse super strappy, which made for a complicated purse tutorial. However you could easily simplify it by just making your doll’s purse with a single strip of ribbon or bias tape. The next time I make a doll purse, I’m going to create a little easier tutorial.
Next week I’ll post the pattern and tutorial for the eyelet skirt, so drop by for a visit then.
Remember that you need to enlarge my patterns to fit an American-sized sheet of printer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm), without margins, before printing. Feel free to pin, like, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials. If you can’t find a specific pattern, just submit a question to me directly.
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
I’ve also got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.
And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls coming out soon, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
One last thing. Today is my mom’s birthday. She passed away in 2007, but I know she’s in a wonderful Place now, where she can feel my sentiments. She taught me some wonderful things, not the least of which is to love people unconditionally. For that, I am deeply grateful. Happy birthday, Mom. 🙂