Preview of this week’s free #dollclothes #sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #dolls

The image shows a series of doll clothes laid out on a tabletop so you can see the variety of colors and prints in the fabrics. The clothes include five skirts, two pair of pants, two pair of shorts, five shirts, and a purse. The free printable sewing patterns for these doll clothes can be found at ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

My regular followers will remember this set of doll clothes patterns that I designed last spring. Some of these free patterns are already available here on ChellyWood.com, but some have been waiting for me to get to them while this website took a remodeling detour.

Now that the website renovations are done, let’s get back to business! This week I’m going to give you the free pattern for the yellow lace top with a square neckline and scalloped edge.

The image shows Consuelo, one of the Hearts for Hearts Girls, wearing a handmade skirt with lace trim and a bright yellow blouse with lace trim and a "scalloped-look" rickrack trim around the bottom of the shirt and the edges of the sleeves of the shirt. The neckline of the shirt is square. The doll stands in an outdoor garden near a brick wall. At the bottom of the image, we see a watermark telling where you can go to download the free printable sewing patterns for making these doll clothes: ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

As you can see in the images above and below, the patterns I’m going to give you this week will easily fit the Hearts for Hearts Girls and similar-sized dolls.

In this image, we see a Hearts for Hearts Girl (Consuelo), wearing handmade doll clothes. Visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making this outfit.
Click here for all the free printable patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make the outfit shown: (coming soon)

As many of you know, the Hearts for Hearts dolls can swap clothes with a famous doll that is produced by one of the world’s largest doll companies. However, I’m not showing images of (or mentioning) the similar-sized dolls in this blog post because I’ve submitted forms to that famous doll company to ask formal permission to use their dolls in my videos, blog posts, and on my patterns.

So until I hear back from that very large doll company, I’m going to leave them out of my blog posts and YouTube video tutorials.

I’ve also asked permission to use the Hearts for Hearts dolls in my creative projects, but they didn’t send me any emails saying “Don’t use our dolls while you wait for permission;” whereas the other doll company did ask me to stop including their dolls in my creative projects until after they give me formal permission.

There are also some dolls which are no longer in production that can also fit in this week’s lace-trimmed shirt project’s pattern. One is the BFC Ink doll.

The image shows a BFC Ink doll wearing a handmade outfit which includes a lace-trimmed skirt and lace-trimmed shirt. The outfit was hand-sewn using free patterns from ChellyWood.com. The doll stands in front of a colorful retro poster that was designed by (and used with permission from ) the UA Poetry Center at the University of Arizona.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Also, Velvet and Crissy can wear this week’s lace-trimmed shirt, as you can see in the two images below:

The image shows a vintage Velvet doll from the Crissy family of dolls modeling a handmade outfit of shorts and a lace-trimmed shirt.
Click here for all the free printable sewing patterns you’ll need to sew the outfit shown in this image: (coming soon)
This image shows a vintage Ideal Crissy doll wearing a handmade lace-trimmed blouse and capri-length jeans. Note that the shirt fits her rather short! It's also tricky to get the shirt to close at the back, so in the accompanying blog post, it's suggested that you use snaps instead of Velcro for Crissy's shirt project, to avoid problems with the hair growing button on her back.
Click here for all the free printable patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make the outfit shown in this image: (coming soon)

Now please note that for both Crissy and Velvet, the pants look more like capris. It should also be noted that the button that makes their hair grow can be tricky to fit at the back of shirts, as shown below:

The image shows how a Crissy doll and/or Velvet doll has difficulty getting shirts to close using Velcro because of their hair-growing button on their backs.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

To make this less of a problem, you can either alter the pattern to extend around the hair-growing button or try using snaps instead of Velcro, which may allow you to snap the shirt onto the doll between the hair-grow button and the doll’s actual back.

For my scrubs outfit, I added just a bit more fabric at the back, and I was able to add Velcro as a closure without any problems, as shown here:

The image shows a vintage Velvet doll wearing a handmade shirt and pants. Visit ChellyWood.com to download the free printable sewing patterns for this outfit.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

However both Crissy and Velvet are a bit too long in the body to fit this yellow lace-trimmed shirt without having something of a “crop top” effect, as you can see below:

The image shows a lace-trimmed yellow top that seems to fit a Crissy doll, but with a slight gap at her middle.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

See how there’s just a slight gap between the top and the shorts? If the lace were a swatch of eyelet instead, it might look a little bit less like a crop top.

Because of this little glitch, I may re-post the grey top and pants that actually look pretty good on Velvet (although the pants are a little too short for Crissy as regular pants) one day this week. So watch for that re-post, as you may wish to use the bigger shirt pattern to make sure it fits your doll just right.

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