For those of you who don’t know, a “doll play video” is a video that tells a story from a doll’s point of view. This week I’m featuring Part 2 of “Adventures in Paris,” a doll play video I started after having visited the City of Lights, otherwise known as Paris, France.
I found it ironic, while enjoying my one-time vacation in Paris, that near the Louvre, one of the annex buildings was offering a “History of Barbie” exhibit. Of course I paid a visit!
That little trip to the Barbie museum is the focus of “Adventures in Paris, Part 2.”
However, if you missed Part 1, you might want to go view that video first. It sets the stage for Part 2.
Of course the sewing patterns for the outfits that Tabitha and Vanessa wear in the video are free and printable, right here on ChellyWood.com. Just go to the Gallery Page to find the outfit you want to make and click on that picture. It will take you to a page where you can download and print patterns, and watch my sewing tutorials, so you’ll know exactly how to make these outfits.
Vanessa’s outfit isn’t really for beginners, but it doesn’t take an advanced sewist to make it either. And for fans of Lammily dolls, Vanessa’s shorts pattern will also fit Lammily! But the shirt, unfortunately does not. Sorry…
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!