This pattern make look familiar, as I posted it on Wednesday, May 11, to accompany the free, printable high-low skirt pattern, as part of a sleeveless dress that I designed for curvy fashion dolls like the new Curvy Barbie™ from Mattel.
However, this week, I’m going to show you how to use this pattern to create a cute crop-top and shorts outfit for your curvy gals. The shorts pattern does fit Ideal’s Tammy Dolls (vintage), Lammily’s™ Traveler Dolls, and of course, Curvy Barbie™, but the crop-top only fits Tammy Dolls and Curvy Barbie.
If you want to try making the crop-top for your Lammily doll, though, I recommend using an extension on the bodice, as her chest circumference is a little bigger than either Tammy or Curvy. On Thursday, this week, I’ll show you what I mean by an “extension on the bodice,” with a special tutorial. So please come back and visit me later, for that helpful information.
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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.