#TallBarbie skirt and top is #11 on my top 15 free sewing patterns list #TheDollEvolves

Image of sewing pattern for a shirt (with either long sleeves or short sleeves) and a pencil skirt. Patterns are designed to fit Mattel's Tall Barbie, and there's an image of her wearing a pencil skirt and the long-sleeved top.
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This is my “Skirt and Top Patterns for Tall Dolls,” and it’s #11 on my list of the “Top 15 Downloaded Patterns from ChellyWood.com.” If you haven’t heard about this series of posts, go back to visit my announcement page for the Top 15 series. That will explain my plans for the month of May on ChellyWood.com.

If you’re a fan of Mattel’s new Fashionistas® lineup, you may also need patterns for Petite Barbie® and Curvy Barbie®. Click on those links to see what kinds of patterns I’ve created for them as well.


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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. These designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).

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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!

2 thoughts on “#TallBarbie skirt and top is #11 on my top 15 free sewing patterns list #TheDollEvolves

  1. I just cut out the skirt and top for tall Barbie. Why do the patterns call for 2 fronts, and 4 backs and 4 sleeves?

    1. You seem to have downloaded my pattern from a pattern-only page. You will understand why the pattern calls for duplicates if you watch the tutorial video that goes with the shirt pattern. That can be found on this page: https://wp.me/p1LmCj-Fgv

      Also, if you plan to return to my website to use more of my free patterns, it would be wise to watch one of the tutorial videos at the top of the home page, so you’ll understand how to better navigate on this website.

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