This week I’m planning to post the patterns and tutorials for making the shorts you see in the image above. As you can see, they fit Ideal’s Velvet dolls, from the Crissy family of dolls. In the image below, you can see that they also fit Wellie Wishers from American Girl.
These shorts will also fit the similarly-sized Hearts for Hearts Girls, as you see below:
And finally, these shorts will also fit the typical 12-inch baby doll, as you see below:
This week I’ll put all the patterns and tutorials together in one post, for easier download and printing (for each doll). They will then be available on my Gallery Page, along with all the free doll clothes patterns you can find there.
For anyone who is new to my website, I design free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes. The Gallery Page is a directory of the different doll clothes patterns that are available on this website.
If you’d like to show your appreciation for all my free patterns, please like, post, pin, and share on your favorite social media platforms. Each visitor to this website helps me earn pocket money for my fabric and pattern-making supplies, so the more visitors I get, the more patterns you get! (Well, it works sort of like that anyhow…)
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 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.