Just LOOK at that dolly cuteness! I’ve really been enjoying designing doll clothes for the 14-inch, 15-inch, and 16-inch dolls! As you can see, my latest free doll clothes patterns fit all three dolls in the pictures above and below: Wellie Wishers (from American Girl doll company), Hearts for Hearts Girls (pictured in the middle), and even my Vintage Velvet doll from the Crissy family of dolls produced by Ideal toy company back in the 1970’s.
This week’s free patterns will be used for making the skirts you see in these images. Next week I’ll share the patterns for the felt top the dolls are modeling. Believe it or not, these patterns are so simple and straightforward, that they actually fit all three dolls–the 14-inch Hearts4Hearts Girl doll, the 15-inch Wellie Wisher doll, and the 16-inch Crissy/Velvet doll from Ideal–which means these three lovely ladies can do a clothing-swap, as you’ll see in the tutorial videos that show you how to make these outfits.
So please come back and visit throughout the week. Today’s preview shows you what’s to come. Tomorrow and Wednesday I’ll give you the free patterns for the skirt (it’s a two-piece pattern). Thursday and Friday I’ll post the tutorial videos showing you how to make this so-easy-to-sew skirt with an elastic waist.
If you enjoy my free patterns and instructional video tutorials, please show your appreciation by spreading the word about my website. In the “Additional Information” below, I’ll give you details on various ways to share my goodies via 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.
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.
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.
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.