Today I’m posting my video tutorial, which shows you how to make a pair of elastic-waist jeans or pants for 16 to 17-inch fashion dolls like those made by the FibreCraft™, Tonner®, and Mattel® companies (as I explained in yesterday’s post). And just in case you didn’t already download the pattern from yesterday, here’s a link to the FREE printable jeans pattern.
Tomorrow I’m going to post a newly updated version of an older video tutorial. For some unexplainable reason, the tutorial I made for making the apron worn by Juliet’s nurse in my dolly-stop-motion version of Romeo and Juliet has been deleted from YouTube. (I have no idea why!) I pay for rights to all the musical scores that I use on my videos, so I’m not sure why that video was deleted without my knowledge.
Anyway… I’ve re-designed that video, using old photos from the original tutorial video. I’ll be posting that video tomorrow. Until then, have fun sewing!
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!