This is my “Renaissance Pants” pattern for fashion dolls, and it’s #9 on my list of the “Top 15 Downloaded Patterns from ChellyWood.com.”
At first, it surprised me to discover that this old pattern is still in the top 10 for downloads on my website, because it’s one of the earliest patterns I made (and frankly, the video tutorial that goes with it is not my best work). Then I started surfing around through my website and realized that this is really the only pants pattern that I have for female fashion dolls, other than the Liv Doll pants pattern, which is too small to fit Barbie® and similar-sized fashion dolls.
So when my May posts are over, I may very well design and post some elastic-waist pants patterns to fit Barbie® and similar-sized fashion dolls.
I do have the Tall Barbie® pants pattern, of course, and it’s in the Top 15; I’ve also got the summer wardrobe set, which includes the capris that fit Barbie®. But clearly I need some more pants patterns!
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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!