This week I’ll post the FREE printable sewing pattern for the pantaloons/trousers that go with the small-bodied doll’s pirate outfit I’ve designed. I’ll also post the video tutorial showing you how to make these Colonial-style pantaloons. (They’re also great for a pair of capris.)
Remember these patterns will fit most small-bodied dolls in the 10-inch to 11-inch height range. So that means they’ll fit Project MC2® dolls, Monster High® dolls, and Ever After High® dolls, to name a few. Here are some images to prove it:
You’ll notice that my Laguna Blue® doll’s face looks aged. That’s because my oldest daughter re-painted her to look haggard for the role of the apothecary in my dolly-version of Romeo and Juliet. Since Romeo and Juliet is done filming, I really need to take some time to put all the pieces together.
And when it rains, it pours… My regular paying job, as a school librarian, is about to start again. Also a doll company has begun talks with my agent about producing some patterns for actual money. Therefore, I’m going to take some time off from my blog in August.
Don’t worry… I won’t leave you with a blank page!
Due to a generous gift from a friend, (Hello Julie!) I have recently inherited a Tonner doll, and I took her with me on a camping trip in July. While camping, I designed an outfit for her and took a bunch of photos of her in the mountains. So what I’d like to do is feature a series of doll photography tips during the month of August. Then, in September, I’ll post the patterns I designed for my 17-inch Tonner doll (and a few of my failed attemps that ended up fitting the 17-inch Monster High dolls).
So please stick around to see what’s coming!
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.) To review my difficulty scale, take a look back at this blog post.
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.
If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts!