Free printable doll clothes patterns for Tall Barbie Fashionista dolls @ #asTheDollEvolves #Paris

Visit for free, printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's Tall Barbie wearing white jeans and a short-sleeved peace-sign shirt in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Caption reads, "Chelly Wood dot com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes."
Visit for free, printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Want to see all my patterns for Tall Barbie? Click here for the gallery of free patterns for Tall Barbie.

Hopefully my daughter and I have arrived safely in Paris, France, and like my Fashionista Tall Barbie™ (see image above), we’re enjoying sunny weather and some sight-seeing. So I thought it would be serendipitous to pre-post about this pattern, which is available for fashion dolls with particularly long inseams, like my Fashionista Tall Barbie™.

The shirt pattern includes a long-sleeved version, which is shown below:

Visit for free, printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes at Image shows Mattel's Tall Barbie wearing a long-sleeved navy blue shirt with tiny flowers printed on it and a pair of white jeans. She waves to the camera in front of a beach at Normandy, France. Caption reads, "Chelly Wood dot com for free, printable sewing patterns and tutorials."
Visit for free, printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes at

Oddly enough, the pants pattern is printed on the same page as my ironing board pattern. So below, I’m giving you links to the shirt pattern, the pants pattern, the ironing board pattern, and tutorials for making each one. If you wish to make the short-sleeved shirt, just cut out the pattern for that shirt, but follow basically the same directions as you would for making the long-sleeved version.

And here are the patterns and tutorials you will need:


If you have any questions about my patterns, instructions, or about sewing for dolls, in general, just submit a question.

Please be aware, however, that I may not be answering emails until August, as I’m on a business trip to France right now, where I’m doing some doll photography for a doll company. (There will be more news about this later on.) So if you need answers to your sewing questions right away, you’ll probably want to search elsewhere.

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, before printing. Feel free to pinlike, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials.

Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.

I’ve also got a playlist 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, for those who are new to design and alterations.

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.

And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls coming out soon, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

7 thoughts on “Free printable doll clothes patterns for Tall Barbie Fashionista dolls @ #asTheDollEvolves #Paris

  1. Will you be making long pants printable patterns for the Barbie 28″ doll. I operate a sewing school for children. One of my kids intends to make a lot of clothes for her 28″ Barbie. I see you have the shorts for that doll but not long pants. Janine Smith, A Stitch in Time Sewing School, Randallstown, Maryland.

    1. I do hope to eventually create a pants pattern and more for the 28″ doll, but recently I’ve asked for formal permission from several doll companies (including Mattel) to continue designing patterns and making tutorials for clothes that fit their dolls. I have to wait until I get approval from Mattel before I can make more patterns and tutorial videos for the 28″ Barbie because it is a Trademark name, after all. Sorry I can’t design and publish anything until then, but I believe it’s important to work with doll companies and honor their rights as creators. While I wait for approval, I won’t be designing anything for Mattel’s dolls.

      Other doll companies have already given me permission, though, so new patterns will be coming for other dolls while I wait.

      My dream and true goal is to write a nonfiction book teaching other people (especially kids) how I design my patterns. That way anyone can do what I do! I’m working toward getting my book published, but these things do take time. I’ve added your pants request to my list though, Janine. Thank you for your patience.

  2. Hi, Shelly. Thank you for sharing your free patterns. Do you know if or when you will do patterns for 30 inch fashion dolls? Thanks

    1. Hello Berthenia. I do get requests for 30 inch doll clothes from time to time, so I’ve been watching for one to come through second hand stores and yard sales in my area, but I haven’t found one in decent condition yet. So it’s a matter of waiting until I find one to sew for. (Because of their size, they’re expensive to ship, which is why I haven’t bought one on eBay.)

      In the meantime, I’ve heard through Facebook groups that you can do this: purchase Onesies for newborns as shirts to fit these dolls and make some skirts to go with them. Elastic waist skirts or tutus are relatively easy to make without a pattern. MyFroggyStuff has a great doll tutu video on YouTube that I highly recommend watching.

      1. Thanks, again, Chelly. I will take your advice and try the baby clothes. My doll is a fashion doll–meaning she has a very small waist. I was thinking about using 28 in Barbie and just making things longer. You do a great job. Keep up the good work.

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