As my regular followers know, I have a series of YouTube tutorials called “Easy-Sew Projects for Kids.” Well, even though this is an older pattern, I’ve added it to my Easy-Sew YouTube playlist since it’s really a beginner-to-intermediate-level project. Here’s everything you’ll need to make this cute and fairly simple little dress that fits Barbie™ and similar-sized fashion dolls:
You’ll notice that on the pattern, it says “cut 1 on fold,” but to make the skirt look the way it does in the image above, you should not cut the skirt on the fold. Just cut it as-is.
For those of you who are regular followers of ChellyWood.com, you might be wondering why I haven’t posted anything new for a while. I’ve been designing some Halloween costumes for a sweepstakes giveaway! Visit that Facebook page to enter the contest. Of course, I’ll offer the free patterns too, so you can make your dolls some neat Halloween costumes in October. Come back for a visit next week, when I post the brand new patterns and tutorials showing how to make Halloween costumes for Barbie™-sized fashion dolls and Polly Pocket™/Chelsea™ – sized dolls.
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 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).
If you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to check out my new Gallery Page, where you can pick an outfit for a doll, click on that picture, and the link in the caption will take you to all the free, printable patterns and free tutorials you’ll need to make that outfit.
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!