What if there was a shirt pattern that fit Barbie®, Barbie-sized dolls (like the Queens of Africa™ dolls), AND Petite Barbie®, AND Curvy Barbie® too? And what if that sewing pattern was for a reversible shirt, so you could get two different colors out of the single shirt style?
Well if that’s something you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place! My reversible shirt pattern (shown above in both blue and yellow) fits nearly every fashion doll I’ve tried it on, including Petite Barbie and Curvy too!
However, I must warn you that this pattern is not for the beginning sewists out there. Any time a garment is reversible, it takes a little bit of expertise to piece it together effectively. The tricky part is sewing your seams exactly at the same measurement, and for this particular garment, I used a four millimeter seam. That’s tricky stuff!
If you’re a beginner, you might want to visit my YouTube channel, where you can find links to my tutorials for the beginning sewists. But if you’re an experienced sewist and you’re looking for a challenge, this reversible fashion doll shirt is probably just what you need to keep you busy churning out new and unusual sewing projects.
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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 four millimeter seam (just a hair shy of the traditional 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!