Hi everyone! I’m very excited about these doll clothes patterns that I’ve designed to fit 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, and others! At the start of 2018, I polled my followers to find out which dolls they wanted me to design doll clothes for in the new year, and American Girl / Madame Alexander, and other 18″ dolls took first place in that survey, so here you go!
The tutorial video that goes with this shirt pattern also shows a ribbon or bias tape pattern. I didn’t have room to include that on the 18 inch doll clothes summer shirt pattern, so I’m going to have you use the ribbon pattern from this free Wellie Wisher / Hearts for Hearts Girls pattern right here. (Click there to download the free Wellie Wisher pattern that matches this one for the 18 inch AG dolls.)
If you ever have questions or find that a pattern won’t download, feel free to message me with my “Submit a Question” form. I’m here to help!
I have more free patterns on the way, including the pants that you see my dolls wearing in the preview post that I showed yesterday. So stick around… there’s more!
Tomorrow, of course, I’ll post the free DIY tutorial video showing you how to make this summer shirt for 18-inch dolls like American Girl dolls (AG dolls), Madame Alexander dolls, and others in this 18″ doll size range.
As you can tell, it does take time to create and test patterns before I can post them. My survey took place at the start of 2018, and now it’s July, 2018. So if you love to have free patterns for dolls, please show your support for this site by sharing my patterns on social media (that’s a GOOD thing, believe it or not)! You can learn more in the “Additional Information” section below:
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.