For St. Patrick’s Day next week, I’ll be re-posting last year’s tutorials that show you how to make several different skirts for a wide variety of fashion dolls, using one of my many free patterns. Take a look at all the different styles you can make with this one pattern:
If you want immediate access to all of these outfits’ free patterns and tutorials, I’ve left them up on my Gallery Page. Here’s how to use the gallery page: First, navigate to the Gallery Page. Then, just click on an image of an outfit, craft, or accessory you’d like to make. It will take you to a larger version of that image. Beneath the larger image is a link to a directory page, listing links to all the patterns and/or tutorials you will need to make that item.
The pattern I’ll post this week will be an updated version, including my creative commons mark. After St. Patrick’s Day, I’ll go back to the wedding set I’ve been working on. I really want to complete a dinner jacket for Ken dolls, so he can join the wedding procession! And I’d like to make some kind of wedding/quince dress for Skipper too.
For those of you who don’t know me personally, I’ve got a birthday coming up soon. I’ve asked for some bigger dolls for my birthday: Wellie Wishers, Hearts 4 Hearts, Crissy Dolls, and American Girl dolls. So if you’d like me to design something special in these doll sizes, please leave your requests in the comments section of my site. I’m happy to entertain your ideas!
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.
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!