Here’s a preview of the red Christmas “elf” dress I’m going to show you how to make this week. That’s Barbie’s little sister, Stacie, pictured above. And as you can see by the images below, this FREE pattern fits LOTS of different dolls:
That’s my little World of Love doll wearing the dress (above).
And there’s Momoko wearing the dress.
The 10″ and 11″ Disney Princess dolls can wear this dress.
And so can the Project MC2 dolls.
Petite Barbie fits in it nicely, as do Skipper and Ariel (even though Skipper is shown wearing a different dress in this picture):
Now, if you want to make the shoes, hats, or the green dress pictured above, each of these patterns and tutorials were featured here on ChellyWood.com in December, and as you might expect, the patterns and tutorials are all available for free.
So I hope to see you back later this week for the pattern and tutorial for making the red Christmas “elf” dress!
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!