For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Yesterday I showed you how I altered two commercial patterns to come up with today’s Valentine’s Day dress pattern. If you’d like to learn how to alter patterns to fit your dolls, consider taking my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course on Creative Spark.
Another thing I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post was how Butterick doll clothes pattern number 6668 inspired various doll clothes patterns that you can find here, on ChellyWood.com, so are you ready to hear the answer to the question I asked? To refresh your memory, I wanted you to guess which of my patterns were inspired by this commercial pattern:
View F inspired my GI Joe camp shirt project, although my sleeves are significantly different from ones pictured here on an old-school vintage Ken.
And of course E inspired my Tux for Ken, which really needs to be updated here, on ChellyWood.com, so maybe I’ll convert that old JPG pattern to a PDF this Friday… I’ll work on that.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to make today’s Valentine’s Day pencil skirt dress (also inspired by the Butterick 6668 pattern), you’ll need some red cotton fabric, a translucent red 1/2 inch ribbon, and some size 4/0 Dritz snaps. The PDF sewing pattern for making today’s dress is found in the second set of bullets, below.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Queens of Africa Dolls
- Momoko dolls
- modern and Made-to-Move Barbie dolls
- vintage Barbie dolls
- vintage Francie dolls
- Liv dolls
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for an 11 inch fashion doll Valentine’s Day pencil skirt dress
- Tutorial video showing how to sew the dress
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to attach ribbon to doll clothes
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
Queens of Africa dolls are products offered by the Slice by Cake company, which holds the trademark for them (™). They were designed by Taofick Okoya. Please visit the Queens of Africa website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys, books, and fashions.
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.
Barbie, MTM Barbie, Francie, and Vintage 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.
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.
Disney Princess 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.