Here’s the pattern for the bodice for the high-low dress that fits Mattel’s Curvy Barbie™ and my vintage Tammy doll. Yesterday I posted the skirt pattern, so you can make the lovely high-low dress that I showcased on Monday.
Did you notice what other item of clothing is offered on this pattern? That’s right! Shorts! So you could create a crop top and shorts from this pattern, technically, although I haven’t made the sorts yet (so they’re still on the drawing board). That’s why this pattern hasn’t made it to my free patterns page yet. I still need to make sure all my shorts measurements and notches are correct.
But hang in there… I fully intend to post the shorts to fit Curvy Barbie™ sometime soon!
If you have confidence in my talent as a pattern-maker though, feel free to pin, like, or tweet about this pattern. (You’ll find those links will take you to my various social media pages.) I honestly just want to make sure sewing enthusiasts everywhere get a chance to see that my free sewing patterns exist and are available to the general public. So please SHARE!
If this isn’t the pattern you’re looking for, perhaps you’ll find the one you want on my free patterns page. But if you still can’t find what you want there, feel free to submit a question to me directly. Remember that you need to enlarge my patterns to fit an American-sized sheet of printer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm), without margins, in order to ensure that the pattern is comparable to mine in size.
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I’ve also got a series of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.