#Sew a #dolls’ skirt for an easy-sewing#gift for the #holidays w/FREE pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image shows three different patterns for use in making Barbie-sized (11.5-inch fashion doll) skirts in a variety of styles. The free sewing pattern offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where tutorials offer free instruction for sewing these Barbie-sized dolls' skirts. The pattern is marked with a "creative commons attribution" symbol as well.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

This week we’ll be making the little floral mini-skirt that I posted pictures of in yesterday’s blog post. For this project, we’ll use the “Short Skirt” pattern in the upper left corner of the pattern shown above.

The link below will give you easy access to this free pattern, but if you need any help understanding how to download free printable sewing patterns, this tutorial will offer some tips:

You may have noticed that on the pattern itself, I show a variety of dolls wearing this skirt. It actually fits a lot of fashion dolls, including but not limited to:

and many others…

Tomorrow I’ll post my tutorial video, showing you how to create the skirt shown in yesterday’s post, from start to finish. You’ll need a little swatch of lace in addition to the fabric of your choice (although I recommend cotton or a cotton blend fabric for easy sewing).

This pattern and project received two flowers on my difficulty scale, which means this is a pretty easy project for beginners. Please follow this link to learn more about my difficulty scale.

 

Additional Information:

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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:

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.

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