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Okay guys, I’m giving you this free printable PDF sewing pattern and tutorial video for making the Creatable World Dolls’ version of my popular “Halloween Candy Corn” dress today, but I can’t say I’m 100% confident that you’ll like this dress on Creatable World Dolls.
Why? There are some tricky areas in which the dress doesn’t fit perfectly.
The first problem is the cuff. If you can make the dress without a cuff, then you’ll find it’s going to be easier to get the Creatable World Dolls‘ hands through the sleeves. I think just hemming the sleeves will make them fit this doll better anyway.
See, look at how long the sleeves are:
But you may need to lengthen the sleeves about 5 millimeters, especially if you want to do a double-fold hem instead of a single-fold hem.
The second problem is the bust. Creatable World Dolls don’t really have much of a bust, even though there are darts for a slight bust in the Candy Corn dress’s pattern.
What I recommend you do is build the bodice using this bodice pattern instead of the bodice that goes with the dress. That way you can make a version that doesn’t have darts.
Lengthening sleeves, swapping out the bodice… What I’m talking about here is referred to in the sewing world as “making alterations.” In addition to my hundreds of free sewing tutorial videos on my YouTube channel, I also offer a very extensive paid course called “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” on the Creative Spark website.
So if lengthening sleeves and swapping out the bodice sounds challenging, you might want to navigate over to the Creative Spark online learning platform, and check out my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” class.
If you do decide to brave this project, in spite of its alteration challenges, you’ll 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), and 1/4 inch rickrack trim. For the back closure, you’ll also need some Dritz snaps.
I do not recommend using the 1/4 inch folded bias tape for the cuff, as I’ve said in the explanation above, but there’s the link if you happen to be sewing it for a different doll whose hand will fit the cuff better than the Creatable World dolls‘ hands do.
Today’s patterns will fit these 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 the Candy Corn Halloween Dress
- Tutorial video showing how to make the dress (at the top of this page)
- 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 use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to use bias tape
- How to choose fabric
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
- How to sew rickrack
- How to use selvage
- How to attach ribbon to doll clothes
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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, but the links below do not necessarily help support this website (whereas the links in the bulleted list at the top DO support this website, as the top links are affiliate marketing links).
Skipper, Petite Barbie dolls, and Creatable World 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.
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Liv dolls were created by Spin Master Ltd. of Cananda, and that company still holds the registered trademark for these dolls, although as of September of 2022, these dolls are not in production. (Please let me know by leaving a comment on this page, if you hear any news about them being re-produced! They’re really NEAT dolls!) Disclaimer: ChellyWood.com is not affiliated with the Spin Master toy company, but Chelly personally enjoys designing clothes to fit the highly articulated dolls their company has created. Also, the “Chelly Wood doll” is actually a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig dyed to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood.