Honoring Nichelle Nichols for Black History Month with a Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #BlackHistory #NichelleNichols

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes. This image is a JPG version of a free printable PDF sewing pattern for making a dress with a ruffle and cap sleeves to fit many 8 inch dolls and action figures as well as some 10 inch dolls and action figures. It's attached to a page that honors Nichelle Nichols, the actress and space travel enthusiast best known for her role as Lt. Uhura on Star Trek. The pattern is designed by Chelly Wood, the doll clothes designer and entrepreneur. This pattern displays the "creative commons attribution" mark, meaning that you can share it on social media, but you must tell people where you got this pattern: ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos for making today’s dress project.

February is Black History Month in the United States, and as part of the celebration of African American history, I’m posting a sewing project that honors one of my favorite African American Celebrities, Nichelle Nichols.

The image shows a Mego Lieutenant Uhura action figure modeling a red and white striped dress with a ruffle and cap sleeves. The doll is in the image and likeness of Nichelle Nichols. If you'd like to make the dress shown in this image, please click on the link provided in the caption. It will take you to a page where you can easily down the free printable PDF sewing pattern and view the sewing tutorial with steps showing how to make this dress to fit your Mego action figures or similar-sized dolls.
Click here for all the free printable patterns and tutorials for making the outfit shown: (available after 3 February 2021)

Yes, that’s the Lieutenant Uhura action figure from Mego, and you can learn more about her on the Mego website.

Nichelle Nichols’ claim to fame was playing the role of Lt. Uhura, the communications officer on Star Trek. As a long-time Trekkie, I’m certainly a fan of Nichols, but she has also played an important role in American history as well.

Did you know that she helped recruit minorities and women for positions at NASA? That’s right! According to Wikipedia, “From 1977 to 2015, Nichols volunteered her time to promote NASA’s programs, and to recruit diverse astronauts, including women and ethnic minorities” (Wikipedia contributors. “Nichelle Nichols.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 Jan. 2021. Web. 31 Jan. 2021).

It was Nichelle Nichols who recruited Guion Bluford, the first African American astronaut and Sally Ride, the first American woman astronaut. Can you imagine sitting at the table and listening to the conversations between Nichelle Nichols and these aerospace “firsts”? Wow!

So I wanted to feature a pattern that would fit my Nichelle Nichols-look-alike action figure from the Mego Star Trek Collection, and I’m happy to say that she looks positively gorgeous in this dress (as one would expect from the lovely, intelligent, and talented actress, Nichelle Nichols and her Mego counterpart).

Today’s free pattern will fit the following dolls:

Here’s the free printable PDF doll clothes sewing pattern and instructional tutorials for making today’s doll dress project:

Please note that the shoes shown on this pattern do not fit Mego action figures. They were designed to fit dolls with much larger feet. See this blog post for details about the shoes.

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The image shows a Lieutenant Uhura doll (in the likeness of actress Nichelle Nichols) wearing a handmade dress with a dropped ruffle and cap sleeves. The main part of the dress is made of red and white striped cotton fabric that looks a lot like the stripes on a peppermint candy. The watermark reminds you to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls and action figures of many shapes and all different sizes.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

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