Sometimes I get carried away making doll clothes, and I forget to post links from my Gallery Page so you can find the patterns! I’m actually a little bit behind on that process, so I’m going to make a few posts this week and next that get my Gallery Page all caught up.
Sorry for the repeats, for those of you who are regular followers. But hey, maybe you missed one of these when it first posted! This will give you a chance to take a look back at what kinds of projects I’ve been posting over the past couple of months.
Today’s post shows my Curvy Barbie wearing the Three Musketeers style outfit that can be seen in my stop-motion video graphic novel, Romeo and Juliet With Dolls. This video graphic novel has been four years in the making, and we’ve finished processing Acts 1-3, which are currently available for your viewing pleasure on my YouTube channel.
Now the pants that I originally designed to go with this musketeer outfit do not fit Curvy, so I compromised and made her some tights. She looks pretty awesome, right?
If you’re wondering about her boots, those are Liv Doll boots from Spin Master. They no longer make these, but you can buy them used on eBay. They have that handy slit up the back to make room for Curvy‘s lovely calves.
Well, it’s time to post the patterns and tutorials you need for making this project… Here you go!
- This link will take you to the printable sewing pattern for the musketeer-style hat
- This link will take you to the tutorial showing how to sew the musketeer-style hat
- This is the link for downloading the free pattern for sewing her jacket
- This is the link to the tutorial, showing how to sew this wonderful reversible jacket
- This link will take you to the free doll clothes pattern for her tunic
- This link takes you to the sewing tutorial showing how to sew the musketeer’s tunic
- This link takes you to my DIY tutorial video showing how to make doll tights out of a sock
And that’s it!
Recently, some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free.
First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of Gutenberg Library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.
If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.
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).
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!