It’s time once again to update my Gallery Page. Today and throughout the coming week, I’m going to post images of each of the dolls who will fit into my recent halter top and shorts patterns. Today I’m just focusing on vintage Velvet, who is in the Crissy family of dolls from Ideal toy company.
Here are all the patterns and tutorial videos you’ll need to make the outfit shown above, which will fit vintage Velvet dolls. (Scroll down for Velvet’s body measurements.)
- FREE printable summer halter top or swimsuit coverup pattern 1 to fit vintage Velvet dolls from Ideal
- FREE printable summer halter top or swimsuit coverup pattern 2
- Tutorial video showing how to make the halter top or swimsuit coverup
- FREE printable summer shorts pattern to fit vintage Velvet dolls from Ideal
- tutorial video showing how to make the shorts
You may also find it helpful to view my rickrack tutorial video, since this outfit uses some rickrack for decoration.
FYI, Velvet has the following measurements:
- Height: 16.5 inches (42 cm)
- Waist circumference: 8 1/4 inches or 21 cm
- Thigh circumference: 5 inches or 12.5 cm
- Leg inseam: 6 1/4 inches or 15.7 cm
- Arm from shoulder to wrist: 4 1/2 inches or 11.5 cm
- Shoulder to waist measurement (torso): 4 inches or 10 cm
Hopefully this gives you some idea about which dolls can swap clothes with Velvet. If you sew this outfit for another doll and discover that it fits your doll, please leave a comment letting us know which doll that was. That way, other people will also know that these two dolls can swap clothes!
Thanks for helping to promote these free patterns and tutorials by sharing my patterns and tutorials on social media!
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.