Here’s the video showing how to make Colonial dolls’ shoes using the pattern I posted yesterday. That link will take you to the shoe pattern (which also includes the patterns for the hat and vest). If you need help downloading 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.)
As you will see in the video, this pattern makes a great Elf-on-the-Shelf shoe pattern, too! So I may re-post this pattern and tutorial around Christmas time. Doesn’t that sound fun? I can see turning a well-articulated fashion doll into an Elf-on-the-Shelf. Just a little bit of a costume adjustment could turn Barbie® or a similar fashion doll into an elf in no time!
Now tomorrow and Friday I’m planning on posting some updates to a few of my older patterns, so please watch for those. Next week I’ll continue to offer my pirate/Colonial costume patterns–but don’t worry! I won’t re-post the shoe/vest/hat pattern again for quite a while! I’m moving on to posting other things, like the Colonial shirt and pants.
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.