For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
This week’s tutorial video is a remake of an older tutorial, but it does have improvements.
My early tutorial videos didn’t offer voice-over (my voice describing the steps); they only offered text. I’ve since learned, that for visually impaired YouTube and blog followers, the voice-over instructions are essential.
And since this candy-corn holiday dress pattern is one of the most popular patterns I offer on this website, I thought it was time to update the tutorial as well as the pattern, which will now be offered as a printable PDF.
But no matter how you make this dress, you’ll definitely need some small-print cotton fabric, 3/8 inch wide satin Offray ribbon, solid cotton fabric, tulle for the petticoats (which are optional but help to provide a fuller skirt), 1/4 inch double fold bias tape, and 1/4 inch rickrack trim. For the back closure, you’ll also need some Dritz snaps.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Disney Princess 10 inch dolls
- Disney fairy 9 inch dolls (like the little Tinkerbell dolls)
- Liv dolls
- Momoko dolls
- Petite Barbie dolls
- Skipper dolls
- Project MC Squared dolls
- Vintage Francie dolls
- Creatable World dolls
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the dress shown in the video at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for holiday party dress to fit Francie and other similar-sized dolls
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to gather fabric
- How to do the whipstitch
- A video all about how to sew and work with bias tape
- A video about rick rack trim
- How to use ribbon with doll projects
Skipper, Francie, and Petite Barbie dolls are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Momoko dolls are products offered by Petworks, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Momoko Dolls website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Disney Princess and Disney fairy dolls are products offered by the Disney corporation, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Disney Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Project MC Squared dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Project MC Squared website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.