Okay guys, if you saw yesterday’s post, this is going to look awfully familiar… It’s the same pattern.
Believe it or not, this particular dress fits both the 8″ Dora the Explorer doll and Mattel’s Skipper. As a matter of fact, it fits a whole bunch of different dolls. To see all the dolls it fits, take a look at my “North Pole Christmas” stop motion video.
Anyway, for everyone’s benefit (whether you’re sewing for Dora or one of the other dolls), here are the links to my tutorials and free, printable sewing patterns, so you can make this cute little holiday dress for your dolls:
The Dora-sized Doll Dress Pattern
- FREE printable doll dress pattern (it shows skipper on the pattern but the sleeveless bodice and skirt will both fit Dora 8 inch dolls)
- FREE tutorial showing how to make the dress
- FREE printable doll shoes pattern (not yet available as a PDF — click here for printing help)
- FREE tutorial showing how to make the dolls’ shoes
The shoes are not shown in the image above, but if you want to see what they look like, just go back to yesterday’s post. You’ll be able to see them on Mattel’s Skipper.
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!