Sew a #summertime skirt and top for #dolls w/ free #pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows fashion doll wearing hand-made ruffled eyelet skirt, western-style headscarf, and sleeveless summer top.

Today I’m going to give you everything you need to make the outfit above except the material, thread, needle, and the spare time. (That last one’s a doozie. How to find time? Ugh.)

Here’s my free pattern for the ruffled eyelet skirt. I posted that pattern on Monday. (See notes below for help with printing patterns.) And here’s the tutorial that shows you how to make the ruffled eyelet skirt. The tutorial showing you how to make an eyelet skirt is found at that link.

This is the pattern for the headscarf. I posted that pattern last Wednesday. This isn’t a hijab-style headscarf (although I do want to eventually design one of those lovely items to add to my fashion dolls’ wardrobe); rather, it’s a western-style headscarf. If you don’t know what I mean by that, think Grace Kelly. This tutorial shows how to make a headscarf for your fashion doll.

You’ll find my summer top pattern was posted last Tuesday as part of the Summer Wardrobe pattern set. And this is the tutorial for making a sleeveless summer top for fashion dolls.

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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.

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