Easy (and FREE) #sewing tutorial for making #fashionDoll #dresses @ ChellyWood.com

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image shows Mattel's Teresa doll wearing a beautiful blue halter-style dress with a long skirt.

If you stumbled across this website, hoping to find some easy-to-sew patterns and tutorials for fashion doll clothes, let me say that you’ve come to the right place!

I actually designed this halter-style dress for my cousin’s little girl to sew. She was only 11 years old at the time, and she was pretty new to sewing. So I designed this pattern to be as simple as can be, so anyone could easily follow the directions in the tutorial to make their fashion dolls dresses just like this one. Here are the pattern and tutorial for this lovely ball gown:

Should you decide this halter dress is still too difficult for your basic sewing level, please consider following ChellyWood.com, as I hope to post a whole series on how to sew the very simplest doll clothes patterns ever. These patterns and tutorials will be created with young children in mind, so even very small kids can easily learn how to sew for their dolls.

In fact, for those of you who regularly follow my blog, you may be wondering why I’m re-posting old news. I’m currently working on those easy-peasy sewing tutorials over the summer months while I’m on vacation. I’ll return to posting new material when the summer comes to a close.


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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