Addendum: There’s a newer version of this video, which includes links (in the description below the video) to additional tutorials, including one that helps you embellish the shirt with bias tape.
Here’s the video that shows you how to make the easiest dolls’ shirt ever! Like me, you may find yourself making one in every color of felt because it’s so darned easy to make.
The reason they’re so versatile and can fit so many different dolls, is because they are made of felt, which offers a lot of give in its fibers. It’s also a simple style that looks good on everybody from Momoko™ to Curvy Barbie®, and everyone in-between.
I posted the pattern for this yesterday, but it looks like a dress pattern. That’s because we’ll be using just the bodice part of the dress pattern to make this summer top. Later, as we get closer to Easter, I’ll post a tutorial showing you how to make the Easter dress too.
But for the first portion of March, I want to play “mix-and-match” with some of the patterns and tutorials I’ve already created. Let’s see what kind of fun we can have with a game of mix-and-match, shall we?
If you’re searching for a different pattern or tutorial, 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 associated 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. These 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.
In case you haven’t heard, I’ve 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 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!