Just look back at yesterday’s post for the free printable pattern you’ll need to make this lovely shirt. As you can see on the pattern post, this shirt will fit dolls with very slender figures. It’s not designed to fit Mattel’s traditional Barbie®, as she’s a bit too big in the bust for this pattern. However, it does fit Project MC2® dolls, Spin Master Liv Dolls®, and any other dolls with similarly petite, slender bodies.
I’d like to take a moment to say how much I appreciate the reasoning behind the Project MC2 dolls. What a fantastic idea: to center a doll around the ideas that girls are smart and like science and math! If you’d like to buy a Project MC2 doll, they’re available on Amazon, at Target, and at Toys-R-Us, among other places.
If you’re searching for a different pattern, have a look at the Gallery Page. That’s the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for 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.
Please note: you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations.
In case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
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 gather fabric, 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!