Today I’m sharing my Patriotic Colorblock Dress pattern for 11.5-inch fashion dolls. As always, it’s free to print. This link may help, as does this tutorial video explaining how to print my free patterns.
Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial, showing you exactly how to make this colorblock dress. It may seem odd to be posting a patriotic pattern in November. I actually designed this dress for a 4th of July (American Independence Day) giveaway contest, over the summer, but with our election day coming up here, in the US, I though it wouldn’t hurt to show my patriotism at this time of year as well.
It might be interesting to see how this colorblock dress would look in Christmas colors of red and green. If someone decides to make it in Christmas colors, please send me a photo! I’d love to see how it turns out!
There will be some Christmas gift craft projects posted in November too. Come back again, to see what I have in store for you as Christmas gift projects!
Remember that you need to enlarge my patterns to fit an American-sized sheet of printer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm), without margins, before printing. Feel free to pin, like, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials. If you can’t find a specific pattern, just submit a question to me directly.
I’ve also got a playlist 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, for those who are new to design and alterations.
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.
And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls coming out soon, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.