The pencil skirt is as easy as it looks. The top is a long-sleeved blouse with a lining and darts; it buttons in back. This outfit is specially designed to fit the new Tall Barbie® from Mattel®, but it may fit other similar-sized fashion dolls as well.
There are lots of folks looking for handmade doll clothes to fit both Tall Barbie® and Curvy Barbie®. Crafters on Etsy are starting to post these kinds of “specialty” doll outfits, and doing quite well as I understand. You’re welcome to use my patterns for this purpose.
Here are the free sewing patterns and tutorials for the shirt and skirt that I designed for Tall Barbie®:
- Pattern for skirt and top
- Tutorial for making the long-sleeved shirt
- Tutorial for making the pencil skirt
If you’d like to make the shoes Tall Barbie® is wearing in the photo above, I posted that pattern and tutorial recently. Here’s a link to that recent post.
Please note: I’ll be on vacation from December 22nd through the first week of January. If you submit a question, you may not hear from me until I get back from my vacation. These blog posts are scheduled in advance, so comments may not be approved until later as well. But I do welcome questions and comments!
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 my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, 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. It’s always friendly and kind to show your appreciation for my free patterns and tutorials by liking them on Facebook, pinning them on Pinterest, and/or tweeting about them (yes, you have my permission). You’re also welcome to add any of my YouTube channel’s videos to your playlists. Please visit those links for easy access to my patterns, tutorials, and blog posts.
In case you haven’t heard, I have 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 also have 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!