This tutorial shows you how to make the kitty-paw mittens and tail for the Barbie®- sized Halloween costume we’ve been making here on ChellyWood.com.
You’ve almost got all you need to make a complete cat costume for Barbie® and similar-sized fashion dolls. We posted the mask tutorial a while back. Last week I posted the pattern for the mask, tail, and mittens. On Tuesday of this week, I posted the pattern for the bodysuit. Wednesday I posted the tutorial for making the bodysuit. The only thing left is the tights, which are simple enough to make. I’ll post that tutorial tomorrow.
Then next week, I’ll post a tutorial showing how to make the pumpkin-shaped candy bucket and the miniature doll’s ghost costume from this set of patterns. Hooray for Halloween!
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).
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!