I often get questions about clothing swaps: Can Doll A’s clothes fit on Doll B? That sort of thing.
Well guess what… The dress I designed and posted last week will fit the Project MC2 dolls as well as the Spin Master Liv Dolls! Yay! (I love it when dolls can share clothes!)
So once again, for all the fans of Project MC2 Dolls (and of course for all you Liv Doll fans out there) I’m going to post this sunny summer ensemble’s free printable patterns and tutorials, so you can make this cute little strappy top and skirt:
- Here’s the pattern for the top (it looks like the wrong pattern, but it’s not–read the post and you’ll understand)
- Here’s the tutorial showing you how to make the top
- Here’s the pattern for the skirt
- Here’s the tutorial showing you how to make the skirt
I’d like the whole world to know that my website offers free, printable sewing patterns! But I need your help in spreading the word. So if you do print and use my patterns, make sure you tell people where you got them. Look below, at the “Additional Information” section for the many ways you can help spread the word.
Just for good measure, I’ll post another picture of one of my Liv dolls wearing this adorable little outfit. That’s proof that it really fits both dolls! Here you go:
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.)
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 scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
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. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
- You can pin them on Pinterest.
- You can like them on Facebook.
- You can tweet about them.
- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist 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 use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some 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.