Today I’m previewing the reversible shirt that I designed in March. This shirt will fit most fashion dolls, including regular-sized Barbie®, Curvy Barbie®, Petite Barbie®, Queens of Africa™ dolls, Spin Master Liv™ dolls, and more. As you can see, I sewed one side yellow, and the other side blue. It really is the same shirt in all of these photos, so yes, it fits a number of different dolls nicely.
This week I’ll show you how to make this top and review some of the other Curvy Barbie® patterns that I’ve designed. Some of these are patterns that will fit additional dolls besides Curvy, like the purse shown in the image below.
It really surprised me that this shirt fit each of these dolls so well. And yes, my tutorial will take you through the steps to making the shirt reversible. However, this week’s reversible shirt project is not for the beginners. Any time you’re making something reversible, it will take a little more time and background knowledge to be successful at making the garment. Reversible garments aren’t easy!
If you’re a beginner, there are plenty of other projects available for you to sew on my YouTube channel. Please look at the very bottom of today’s post. You’ll find links to my tutorials for the beginning sewists.
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.
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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. This week’s tricky reversible shirt design will use a scant 1/4 inch seam (just a hair shy of the true 1/4 inch seam mark).
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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!