#Sew a Fashion #Dolls Basic Gown w/FREE #Patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Click here to find all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make this project: http://wp.me/p1LmCj-FvW

This post offers an update to my classic ball gown for 11.5-inch traditional “playscale” fashion dolls like Barbie®, many of the Disney® princess dolls, Spin Master Liv dolls, and Queens of Africa™ dolls, among others. Click on the links below to download my free, printable sewing patterns, and to view the tutorial video that shows you exactly how to make this dress:

If you need help printing my free, patterns, be sure to look through the links I offer just below this post…

Additional Information:


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 (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:

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!

2 thoughts on “#Sew a Fashion #Dolls Basic Gown w/FREE #Patterns @ ChellyWood.com

  1. what fabrics do you recommend using for the gown? also thank you for this tutorial 🙂 making doll dresses for my final in school and your tutorials saved my life!!!

  2. White cotton is easiest to work with, and it will look nice too. But for a fancier look, you could use something snazzy like satin. Fancy fabrics aren’t for the beginners out there though. They can be tricky to work with.

    Thanks for asking!

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