Here’s a preview of the brand-new sewing project I’m offering this week. It’s a long-sleeved business style blousy-jacket with front shaping darts and a collar. It’s designed to fit 16-to-17-inch fashion dolls like the Tonner® doll shown wearing it.
I’m not sure whether or not it will fit the new 17-inch Barbie®, but I was disappointed to discover that it doesn’t fit my FibreCraft™ doll (mostly because she’s too chesty for the darts).
If you’re curious about its fit on an Endless Hair Kingdom™ 17-inch Princess Doll from Mattel’s Barbie®, just submit a question here on ChellyWood.com after Christmas, since I’ve asked for the new 17-inch Barbie as a holiday gift from my family!
For those of you who are regular blog followers, you’ll recognize the business skirt in the photo above. Its pattern and tutorial were offered a couple of weeks ago.
Please check back with me later this week for the free, printable sewing pattern for sewing the lovely jacket/blouse pictured above, along with a tutorial video showing you how to make it.
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!