I posted these patterns at Christmas time, this past December, but I forgot to put all the patterns and tutorials together in one spot for a link from the Gallery Page to the patterns. When one of my followers mentioned this oversight, I visited my Gallery Page to see if she was right. Only then did I realized there are actually SIX of these unlinked photos from my Gallery Page!
Whoops! I need to go back and re-post those. So over the next few weeks, I’ll try to get those posted.
I also have a Monster High/Ever After High dress pattern and tutorial that I’m working on for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s not from last year’s set, but an old pattern revisited and re-designed with a puffy short sleeve. It’s not done yet, so I hope I’m not tooting my horn too soon… We’ll see how it turns out before I actually post it.
In the meantime, here are my patterns and tutorials for sewing the collared shirt-jacket and lovely holiday skirt that my 17-inch Tonner doll is wearing above.
- Free printable pattern for collared shirt/jacket bodice
- Free printable pattern for the shirt/jacket’s long sleeves
- Tutorial showing you how to make the shirt/jacket
- Free printable pattern for holiday skirt with elastic waist
- Free printable pattern for the tulle overlay on the skirt
- Tutorial showing you how to make the holiday skirt
If you’re not familiar with the Tonner® doll company, I recommend taking the time to tour their website. Their dolls are extremely well-designed and beautiful. They come in many different shapes and sizes. I feel honored to own one of their lovely creations, and I’m very grateful to a friend of mine, Julie, who sent this lovely doll to me in the mail as an incentive to design some patterns.
Thanks again, Julie! I hope you’re having lots of fun making doll clothes for your Tonner dolls with my patterns!
Also, I’ve tried this holiday skirt on my new 17″ Endless Hair Princess Barbie, and it does fit, but the top is a wee bit snug. Without the darts, the top does fit my 17″ Barbie though, and it looks nice on her.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress with the MH/EAH St. Paddy’s Day dress…
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!