Yes, this is sort of a re-post. For the past two weeks, we’ve been looking at the patterns and tutorials for making the cat costume shown on the left. It fits 11.5-inch fashion dolls, like Barbie®, Momoko™, Liv Dolls™, etc…
This week we’ll take a closer look at the tiny little ghost who’s trying to hold the cat’s paw. That’s a Chelsea® doll from Mattel wearing my hand-made ghost costume. This costume is super easy to make, and tomorrow I’ll be posting the free pattern so you can make it too.
Then, as my regular followers might predict, tutorials for making both the ghost costume and the little jack-o-lantern candy basket will be posted toward the end of the week.
If you’re searching for another pattern, have a look at the Gallery Page. That’s the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.
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!