On Monday, you got to see preview images of the “Sunflower Harvest” dress. On Tuesday, you were given the free printable sewing pattern for making this dress. Today I’m sharing my YouTube tutorial video, which offers directions for sewing this adorable harvest-time dress.
But just in case you missed Tuesday’s post, here’s the pattern again, and as the YouTube tutorial thumbnail states, it’s FREE!
When you’re done sewing this adorable little dress, which will fit most 11.5-inch fashion dolls (Mattel’s Barbie, Mattel’s Midge, Mattel’s Made to Move Barbie, the Disney Princess fashion dolls, Queens of Africa dolls, and many other similar-sized dolls), be sure to revisit the little apron pattern that I posted last week. The two outfits, together, make an adorable ensemble!
Here’s the apron pattern, in case you missed it. There’s a tutorial for that as well.
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.
Please be advised: when I get some time off from my job as a school librarian, I’m planning to develop a new layout for ChellyWood.com, and whenever you redesign something, it’s possible for stuff to get lost! So if there’s a specific pattern you’ve bookmarked because you want to make that outfit, I advise printing the pattern soon. Links may not work quite as well after I redesign my website.
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 post or 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. You can also write to Chelly Wood at this address. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts.
4 thoughts on “Today’s tutorial shows you how to #sew an #autumn #dolls’ dress @ ChellyWood.com”
Thank you so much! I just got into doll sewing patterns and this was so relaxing to make.
The patterns were clear, instructions were detailed – I definitely learned a lot from making this harvest dress.
I’ll definitely try this out again to see where I can improve my mistakes and I look forward to trying out other patterns you have. Thank you for all you do!
Oh wow! What a kind comment you’ve left… Thank you for taking the time to say “thanks.” 🙂
I just finished my first Barbie dress for my granddaughter! So happy and thanks for your directions and pattern,
Yes, this has been a very popular dress tutorial. I’m glad your granddaughter’s doll dress turned out well.