Here we have my latest DIY tutorial, which shows you how to turn my pioneer dress pattern’s bodice into a crop top that fits the Breyer® Rider dolls, Ever After High® dolls, and Monster High® dolls too. It looks great with the pants I posted earlier this week and even the Victorian bloomers (pantaloons) that I posted the week before.
As my regular followers know, all of my patterns are free and printable on this website, but if you need help locating the pattern you want, just go to my Gallery Page.
Here’s how to use the gallery page: just click on an image of an outfit, craft, or accessory you’d like to make. It will take you to a larger version of that image. Beneath the larger image is a link to a directory page, listing links to all the patterns and/or tutorials you will need to make that item.
It’s fairly simple, once you get the hang of it! 😉
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 my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. My designs typically use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects), but for tiny doll clothes like those I’ve designed for the Breyer® Rider dolls, Ever After High® dolls, and Monster High® dolls, I recommend using a 1/8 inch seam. It suits these tiny patterns better, if you can get the job done.
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. It’s always friendly and kind to show your appreciation for my free patterns and tutorials by liking them on Facebook, pinning them on Pinterest, and/or tweeting about them. You’re also welcome to add any of my YouTube channel’s videos to your playlists.
In case you haven’t heard, I have 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 also have 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!