Yes, yes, I know… This is the same pattern I posted last week and the week before. First I showed you how to make the Colonial hat; then I showed you how to make the Colonial vest; now I’m showing you how to make the Colonial shoes. They’re all on the same pattern page, so I’m re-posting to make sure everybody — even people who just stopped by for the first time — got the pattern to download it.
You’ll be excited to learn that this particular pattern will fit a number of flat-footed dolls, including Spin Master® Liv dolls, Project MC2® dolls, and although it fits her kind of loosely, it can even be worn by Momoko™, as well as Skipper® and other Mattel® dolls with flat feet (but not the Barbies® with larger-than-average feet).
Tomorrow, as promised, I’ll share my tutorial video, showing you exactly how to make these adorable Colonial shoes!
Later in the week, I intend to post some older patterns that have been re-vamped. These are the patterns I designed for various doll characters in my up-coming stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet.
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:
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- 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.