This is my “Renaissance Tunic” pattern for fashion dolls, and it’s #12 on my list of the “Top 15 Downloaded Patterns from ChellyWood.com.” If you haven’t heard about this series of posts, go back to visit my announcement page for the Top 15 series. That will explain my plans for the month of May on ChellyWood.com.
I used this tunic pattern to help me design several of the tops worn by my dolls in my Romeo and Juliet for Dolls StopMotion Video, which is reaching the final stages of its production. I’ve also used it to create Renaissance-style dresses for fashion dolls, adapting this bodice to fit the skirt pattern that I posted yesterday.
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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).
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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!