Earlier this week, I posted the pattern to make this crop top, and included with it, is the pattern for making the shorts shown in this video. Yesterday I shared my embellished crop top tutorial (for the more advanced sewists), but today’s tutorial is a simple, easy-to-sew DIY video for even the beginning sewists to follow.
Of course, you’ll need to download and print my crop top and shorts pattern, which can be found on my Doll Clothes Patterns page. Just scroll down to the subheading, “Curvy Fashion Doll Clothes Patterns.” Incidentally, this crop top pattern fits Mattel’s new Curvy Barbie™ in addition to the vintage Tammy Dolls made by Ideal. I wouldn’t be surprised if it also fit the vintage Dusty Dolls from Kenner (although I no longer own one of these, so I wouldn’t know).
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.
Did you know Chelly Wood has designed patterns for the Lammily doll company? She has! And this website will tell you more about Lammily, if you’re curious. Also, this link will take you to Chelly’s patterns on the Lammily website.