Yes, it’s almost time for the big election, here in the United States. To show my patriotism, I’ve decided to post the tutorial (and pattern) for making this lovely colorblock dress. Tomorrow, I’ll post the pattern for making the doll’s headscarf.
This patriotic dress pattern is designed to fit most 11.5-inch fashion dolls, like Barbie®, many of the Disney® princess dolls, and Queens of Africa™ dolls, among others.
As it says in the video, you don’t have to use the red-white-and-blue colors for your colorblock dress. I’d love to see this dress made in Christmas colors or the colors of another country’s flag. If you decide to try this pattern with different colors, please let me know how it turns out! I’d love to see pictures of your finished dresses!
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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).
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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!