Here’s my free, printable sewing pattern for making a tiny ghost Halloween costume to fit those eensy-weensy little dolls, like Kelly®, Chelsea®, Polly Pocket®, and even some of those 1:12 scale dollhouse dolls.
On the pattern, you’ll notice that there’s an arrow pointing to the ghost’s eyes. Well, I’ve adjusted where these eye holes are on the pattern, but I must be honest here; I had a boo-boo (pardon the pun) when I made my prototype. My own ghost’s eye-holes were a little too high. So in the video, which I’m posting tomorrow, you’ll see that I’ve included an adaptation to help you find where your doll’s eyes land.
The problem with including a recommended area for the eye-holes is this: each of the dolls I’ve mentioned above, from Mattel’s Kelly® doll to hand-made 1:12 scale dollhouse dolls, has eye-holes and arm-holes that land in different places, depending on the doll’s general physique. So in the tutorial video tomorrow, I will recommend that you place the ghost costume over the doll, feel for eye sockets, and mark this spot with a pencil. Then you’ll know where to cut.
The same is true for the arm-holes at the sides. Once the doll has the ghost costume over his/her head, you will be able to feel where the shoulders are. That’s how you’ll know where to cut the arm holes.
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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!