This week I’ll be posting a brand-new FREE doll clothes pattern and a new Halloween-themed tutorial. I’ve created this adorable cat Halloween costume, which fits Barbie® and similar-sized fashion dolls. Tomorrow I’ll post the pattern for the accessories, and then Wednesday, I’ll post a tutorial showing how to make just the cat mask.
Throughout the month of October, I’ll be gradually posting the patterns and tutorials needed for making the Halloween costumes shown in the image that I posted last Friday.
My original prototypes for these dolly Halloween costumes are being given away by a friend named Angela, who is hosting a fun sweepstakes contest on her Facebook page. If you’d like to enter that contest, just click here to see the details.
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!