Here we have the skirt pattern to accompany yesterday’s bodice pattern, for Mattel’s Tall Barbie and similar-sized dolls. This week we’re making a lovely prom, wedding, or quinceañera dress for fashion dolls like Spin Master Liv™ dolls, Momoko™ dolls, Queens of Africa™ dolls, Mattel’s regular-sized Barbie® dolls, Mattel’s Tall Barbie and similar-sized fashion dolls.
But the pattern I posted yesterday–at least the middle one anyway–has been specially adapted to fit around Mattel’s Tall Barbie and similar-sized dolls in the torso area. Today’s skirt pattern, however, is the identical same skirt pattern I posted with the one-shoulder-look wedding dress project that I posted a while ago and the one-shoulder look prom or quinceañera dress that I posted just last week. So for all of my regular followers, today’s pattern probably looks pretty familiar.
If you’re worried I won’t create anything new, don’t fret! These dresses will make up a full wedding party when I’m all done, and right now I’m working on the flower girl’s dress. After that, I have a plan to design an easy-to-sew dinner jacket for Ken and similar-sized male fashion dolls. So lots of great things are coming soon!
When I did my start-of-the-year poll, a lot of you wanted me to focus on designing doll clothes for 18″ dolls and 14″ dolls. I’ve asked for those sizes of dolls for my birthday, which is coming up in March, so stick around to see what kinds of free patterns I come up with later this spring!
Also, in case you haven’t heard, my daughters and I have been creating a stop motion video called Romeo and Juliet With Dolls, which has had its first act released recently. Please take a look at it on my YouTube Channel, and if you like it, share it on social media! We’ve actually been working on this enormous production for four years!
My Gallery Page is the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.
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:
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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. 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!