I first posted this pattern as a “Valentine’s Day Dress,” and it certainly would suit that holiday. But wouldn’t it also make a fantastic Christmas dress? I think so!
The pattern is designed to fit most fashion dolls, like the Spin Master Liv Dolls™, Barbie™, MomokoDoll™, and others. The main difference between these different dolls is in how the snaps fit, so you might want to watch my “How to Sew Snaps on Fabric” video, just to refresh your memory (especially for those of you who are new to sewing for dolls).
I’ve included links to not just the dress pattern and tutorial, but those adorable little shoes as well:
- Free pencil skirt dress pattern
- Free sewing tutorial showing how to make the pencil skirt dress
- Free pattern for flat shoes
- Free sewing tutorial showing how to make the flat shoes
If you’re planning to make a box of fashion doll clothes for your niece, daughter, granddaughter, or friend’s child, now’s the time to start your projects! This pattern will make a nice addition to your holiday gift projects, and it’s a pretty straightforward design.
Speaking of holidays, next week I’ll be posting patterns for making two fashion doll Halloween costumes, plus the tutorials showing how to make them. Not only that, but I’ve got another giveaway contest for the prototype Halloween costumes that I created for my videos. So be sure to click on this link to enter the contest!
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 scant 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).
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 created 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!