Baby doll halter dress and shorts or bloomers / nappy covers @

Click here for free patterns and tutorials to make this outfit: (patterns and tutorials available at the end of May, 2018)

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The image shows a baby doll in a pretty blue halter top trimmed in orange rickrack trim. Under the halter top, she wears a pair of elastic waist shorts. If you'd like to make this outfit, please click on the link in the caption. It will take you to a page where you can easily download the free printable PDF sewing pattern for this versatile doll clothes outfit that will fit a large variety of dolls including many baby dolls of different sizes.
Click here for free patterns and tutorials to make this outfit:

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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 to become a sort of 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.

My Gallery Page is the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.

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:

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.

In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. You might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

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.

2 thoughts on “Baby doll halter dress and shorts or bloomers / nappy covers @

  1. could you please tell me how I get some of your patterns for the 12″ baby doll halter dress and bloomers. Are you still making these cute patterns available for free if so could you tell me how to access it, or send it to me.Thanks Joan

    1. Hi Joan. You access my patterns by starting at the home page. This video tutorial shows how to find the patterns you want:

      And yes, I still have the halter dress with bloomers available. You start with the “Baby Dolls” image on the home page and follow the instructions as they’re given in that tutorial. Best of luck to you in creating your doll clothes!

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