It’s time to announce the winner of my ninja costume sweepstakes contest! Congratulations, Tina!
Of course I contacted Tina right away to let her know that she had won, and her ninja costume was sent in the mail on Saturday, March 25.
For anyone who would like to make their own ninja costume, I do have a pattern and tutorials that will eventually be posted, but it may be a while before you see them. If you’re viewing this announcement long after the drawing took place, you will be able to find the ninja costume patterns by perusing my Gallery Page.
Life has kept me busy lately! I need to update my Gallery Page! So during the months of April and May, I plan to focus on updating the gallery rather than posting new patterns and tutorials. By that, I mean that I’ll be posting images from the gallery with links to each pattern and tutorial that are necessary for making each whole outfit (rather than partials).
If you’re searching for a specific 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 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. These 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. 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 (yes, you have my permission). You’re also welcome to add any of my YouTube channel’s videos to your playlists.
In case you haven’t heard, I’ve 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 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!