Sew a #Thanksgiving #Pilgrim dress for #Barbies ® w/ FREE patterns

Image shows African American OOAK Barbie doll wearing a pilgrim's dress with bonnet. The apron she wears is embroidered with tiny daisies and climbing vines. She stands in a diorama with a bust of Shakespeare behind her and double doors, a Renaissance-style chair, and a Renaissance tapestry is up against one wall. Overlay says, "Chelly Wood dot com: free printable patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."
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Today I’m posting the pattern and tutorials for making this lovely “Pilgrim” style dress and bonnet to fit Mattel’s Barbie® and similar-sized fashion dolls. I’m also including the tutorial and free patterns for her bonnet and apron. Below you’ll find links to everything you need to make this lovely outfit for your dolls:

You may notice that the video for the dress suggests that it may be used for a wedding gown pattern. That’s certainly true! I have other free gown patterns as well. Visit my gallery page to see a variety of different gown styles, all of which have free patterns and tutorials on this website.

I’m also planning to design a Halloween outfit in October. If you’d like to vote on what sort of costume patterns I should design for Halloween, please go to this blog post and leave a comment.


Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.

Please note: you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).

When you print my patterns, it’s always friendly and kind to like it on FB, tweet about it, and/or pin it to your Pinterest page.

If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations.

In case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

I’ve also got a series 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, just like I do!

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