Are you ready to make some more St. Patrick’s Day holiday crafts for your Ever After High or Monster High dolls? St. Paddy’s Day is still nine days away, and since this St. Patrick’s Day craft project is pretty quick and easy to sew, even those who are new to sewing should be able to get the job done in time!
- Here’s the pattern for the skirt (use the short, square-shaped one)
- The tutorial video at the top shows you how to make the skirt
- Here’s the pattern for the little white sleeveless top shown in the video (use the bodice front and back)
- Here’s a tutorial showing how to make the white sleeveless top
If you are new to sewing, you may not be familiar with elastic. It’s easier to work with than you think. For extra help, be sure to re-visit my whipstitch tutorial. Granted, that video shows you how to create a hem, but the idea behind a casing is basically the same. Fold the fabric; whipstitch along the fabric’s edge; and for a casing, the folded “casing” needs to be a little wider than a hem, to accommodate a safety pin.
If you have any questions at all, feel free to submit a question via this website.
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!