Those of you who know me in real life are aware that I’m a librarian. During the month of May, my paying job gets pretty hectic with standardized tests in our school library and the task of inventorying our library’s holdings. So I won’t have the opportunity to design new patterns for a while.
Therefore, I’m going to take a little time off from my blog this month. To keep it fun for my regular followers, I’m going to re-visit some older patterns. During the month of May, my blog posts will offer the 15 patterns that are downloaded most on this site.
Hopefully, with the arrival of June, I’ll have a little more time to create new videos and patterns to post. Meanwhile, feel free to send me any questions via my “Submit a Question” page, and/or offer your comments on patterns you’ve tried or anything else you’d like to comment on. I’m always excited to see comments on my blog, so I’ll definitely be checking my comments and messages throughout the month of May! 🙂
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
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!