This is such a cute little outfit for Christmas! The dress actually fits a whole bunch of dolls, not just Mattel’s Skipper. Just take a look at my “North Pole Christmas” stop motion video to see a preview of all the different dolls that can wear this dress.
I’ve been posting bits and pieces of the outfit throughout December, but now it’s time to post all that you need to make this outfit in one place. So without further ado, here you go:
The Santa Hat (or Elf Hat)
The Skipper-sized Doll Dress Pattern
Elf Shoes to Fit Flat-Footed Dolls Like Tall Barbie, Skipper, and Others
*The elf shoes and the hat patterns are not currently available as PDF downloads. I’m updating my older pattrns with PDFs each week, but in the meantime, this video tutorial will help you convert those images at home for easier printing.
Although it’s not shown in the image above, my bloomers pattern is absolutely adorable with this little dress, and these bloomers fit lots of different dolls as well. So let me share those patterns and tutorials with you here:
Many of these same patterns are used to make the red holiday dress that I’ve been featuring in my posts as well, so watch for posts related to the creation of that dress as well.
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!