Today I’m going to share my free, printable patterns and free tutorials for sewing these reversible smocks and aprons, so your fashion dolls will look trendy in their own doll hair salon! When I say “reversible,” what I mean is that you can turn your smock and apron inside-out to look like this:
If you look closely, you can see that two different dolls are wearing these. The patterns for this apron and smock are designed to fit most fashion dolls, so whether you’re looking to make an apron and smock for Barbie™, Liv dolls, Lammily™, Poppy Parker™, Momoko™, Monster High™, Ever-After High™, Petite Barbie™, Tall Barbie™, Curvy Barbie™, or fashion-doll-sized ball-jointed dolls (BJD’s), you should find that this sewing pattern fits all fashion dolls in that size range, universally. It’s one-size-fits-all!
So without further ado, here are the patterns and tutorials you will need to make the apron and smock:
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Coming soon: easy-peasy sewing lessons for the beginner doll sewists. I’ve been getting requests for tutorials that even the brand-new sewists can make, so I’m working on a series of easy-to-sew patterns and tutorials for just that sort of person. These beginner tutorials will be suitable for both children and adults. I plan to begin posting those easy-sew lessons and patterns this fall, so stay tuned for more news about that.
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.
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Please be aware, however, that I may not be answering emails until August, as I’m on a business trip right now, so if you need answers to your sewing questions right away, you’ll probably want to search elsewhere.
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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.