Yes, I did post this one last week, when I showed you how to make the dolls’ pirate shirt. This week I’m focusing on those adorable little pirate pants.
Yesterday I showed you that this set of patterns — both the shirt and the pants — will fit most slender-bodied dolls, including Project MC2® dolls, Monster High® dolls, and Ever After High® dolls, among others. (I don’t own a Betty Spaghetty®, but I’m curious about whether or not my little Colonial-style doll outfit would fit her too!)
Tomorrow I’ll post the video tutorial, showing you how to make these pants.
For my regular followers, though, I do have some bad news. There probably won’t be any new free patterns in the month of August because I go back to work as a school librarian this month. I’m usually busy as a bee at the start of the school year, so to allow myself a little extra down time, I’m taking a break from my blog.
I will, however, post some doll photography tips this month, and I’ll finish off the pirate outfit with the gallery link for it, including all the patterns and tutorials needed to make this ensemble.
Next month, I’ll be featuring some free doll clothes patterns for 17-inch dolls, so be sure and check back with me then!
My Gallery Page is the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.
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.