#HalloweenCostume #Barbie ® pattern is Free @ ChellyWood.com #kidfun

Image of Made to Move Barbie doll wearing a handmade felt mask and cat bodysuit costume, complete with paws, tail, and tights. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

This week we’re going to learn how to make the felt bodysuit that you see in the image above. It’s part of a Halloween costume that fits most 11.5-inch fashion dolls, like Barbie®, Liv dolls (from Spin Master®), Momoko™, and similar fashion dolls. Here’s a preview of the bodysuit without the accessories:

Image shows Asian Made-to-Move Barbie® wearing a handmade bodysuit. The fabric is black felt. The doll stands with hands apart in a position that looks like she's getting ready to jump or do acrobatics. The doll's hair is in a pony tail.

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for this and other doll clothes.

Without the sleeves, I suppose you could alter this pattern to make a swimsuit to fit your fashion dolls as well. So this is a good pattern to have on hand, even if you’re not planning to make the Halloween costume we’re creating on ChellyWood.com this week. But if you’re anxious to make all the parts and pieces for this costume, this is the week for it!

Toward the end of the week, I’m hoping to post patterns and tutorials for making the other accessories as well:

Image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie® wearing a hand-made cat costume, complete with paw-mittens, tail, felt bodysuit, and felt cat mask. The watermark says "Chelly Wood dot com FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes." The doll stands before a brick background, and her paw-mittens are raised like she's ready to attack. her long cat tail is curved like it's swishing in anticipation of an attack. Her mask has little black whiskers and a tiny pink nose. The ears are pointed but very kitten-like.

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

I’ll show you how to make the paw-style mittens and the tail. The tights are pretty easy to make, but I don’t think I’ll have time to cover that tutorial this week. I’ll have to save that tutorial for next week.

Of course I’ve already posted the tutorial showing how to make the kitty-cat mask. It can be found right here.

As you may recall, there’s a contest going on right now. (I believe today’s the last day for the contest though.) If you want to win my handmade cat costume for fashion dolls, you must visit my friend Angela’s fantastic OOAK Facebook page. (Click that link to get there.) She specializes in doll makeovers.

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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 gather fabric, 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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