Here’s this week’s pattern. As you can see by the images of various dolls wearing this week’s dress project, the pattern easily fits Mattel’s Skipper®, Disney’s® Ariel doll, Momoko™ dolls, Mattel’s Petite Barbie® from the Fashionista® line, and even the little-bit taller than 10″ Liv™ dolls from Spin Master™.
This has been a really fun and rewarding project to work on, and I was excited to see how many different dolls can wear a dress made with this pattern.
However, due to the length of the sleeves and the width of the cuffs, there were a few dolls I’d been hoping could wear this pattern, when in fact, they cannot. The dolls that can’t wear this pattern include Bratz® dolls, Monster High® and Ever After High®, and the Project MC2™ dolls. Also, regular Barbie® and Curvy Barbie® don’t quite fit in this dress either.
Still, I hope you can find that this doll dress pattern fits at least one of the dolls in your collection, if not more. Feel free to leave a comment if you find that it fits a doll I didn’t mention here.
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!