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