Here’s a preview of the FREE printable jeans pattern that I’ll be posting on ChellyWood.com this week. It fits lots of 16-inch or 17-inch fashion dolls, and it fits many 41-cm ball-jointed dolls as well (BJD’s).
The images above show the jeans on my 16-inch Tonner® doll, but I have a feeling this pattern will also work for the new 17″ Barbie® dolls, from Mattel. I’ve asked for one of those for Christmas this year, so we’ll see if the clothes can be swapped when Christmas is over. Check back with me then!
And as you can see below, the same jeans also fit my 17-inch FibreCraft® fashion doll:
Because they look so nice on my FibreCraft® doll, that’s why I’m thinking these jeans/pants will likely fit the new 17-inch Endless Hair Kingdom™ Barbie® from Mattel. I believe those two dolls are very similar in proportions.
Anyway, stick around, and this week I’ll post not just this finished jeans pattern, but also the tutorial showing you how to make the jeans, and a series of links to all of the doll clothes I’ve designed for 16″ to 17″ fashion dolls so far!
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!