“How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” Class Update @ctpublishing #DollClothesPatterns #DollCollector

I’m a school librarian in my “day job,” so over spring break, I brainstormed with my editor at C&T Publishing’s Creative Spark online learning platform. I wondered why so many people were curious about my class, but so few people actually signed up for it.

My editor and I decided that the general audience didn’t understand a key element of my class: how to re-size a pattern.

Yes, my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course will teach you how to make significant changes to pants, shirts, sleeves, skirts, and dresses (which is what “alteration” means, of course), but the REAL GEM of my class is my re-sizing formula.

It helps you take a pattern that fits one doll:

Would you like to make this set of underwear or bikini style swimsuit for your 10 inch doll? Click on the link in the caption. This image shows a Mattel Skipper doll wearing a handmade pair of underpants and a sports bra (could also be a bikini style swimsuit). This set of doll clothes was handmade using Chelly Wood's free printable PDF sewing patterns and following directions found in her tutorial videos. The free patterns and the tutorials are found on the page where the link leads to. Please click on the link in the caption to make this adorable sports bra and panties (or swimwear) to fit your Skipper doll (little sister of Barbie) or a similar sized doll.

And re-size that pattern to fit a different doll:

A vintage Velvet doll, made by Ideal, models handmade undergarments or a bikini. The colors of the garments are blue and teal and lavender stripe. The doll stands with her hands at her side.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Believe it or not, you don’t have to be good at math to work with my formula. Math is definitely not my strong suit, but I seem to make it work every time. Just look at how great Velvet‘s swimsuit turned out!

So I spent my spring break re-designing my “instructor’s landing page” video for the Creative Spark online learning platform. Hopefully my editor at Creative Spark has had time to change the video to this newer one.

And hopefully this newer video is more appealing to the people who stumble across it.

And hopefully a few more people will sign up for my course!

2 thoughts on ““How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” Class Update @ctpublishing #DollClothesPatterns #DollCollector

  1. I have signed up for the your class but haven’t been able to take it yet as we are moving and it’s crazy right now. (I’ve watched very, very little of it.) Will the updates be automatic for those already enrolled? Thank you!

    1. Yes, updates will happen (as needed) within the module. You probably won’t even notice an update. You’ll just keep going through the modules at whatever rate of speed is comfortable for you.

      And hey, thank you for signing up for my class! If you ever have a question along the way, don’t hesitate to contact me via the contact-your-instructor button. I try to respond to questions ASAP!

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