Last week I offered my patterns and tutorial for making the outfit shown above, which has been designed to fit very slender 17-inch dolls, like the Monster High™ dolls from the “Freak du Chic”™ collection. The doll shown wearing my hand-made doll clothes is called Gooliope™ (pronounced goo-LIE-oh-pee).
This week I’ll be sharing the pattern for this outfit once again, and then I’ll post the very easy-to-sew DIY tutorial for making the little yellow felt sleeveless top that Gooliope™ is wearing in the image above.
Very little sewing is involved in making a felt top like this, since felt doesn’t really need to be hemmed. If you know anyone who is just learning to sew, this felt top would be the perfect project for him/her! The trickiest part of this sewing project is probably the use of snaps, but a person could use Velcro® in a pinch, if they really needed to.
Also, I plan to re-post my “How to Sew Snaps” video tutorial this week as well, just because it’s always good to have a refresher on that front.
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 (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), 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!