I hope everyone enjoyed my free printable patterns and tutorial for the Barbie (or other fashion doll) quinceañera dress that I posted this past week. I sure had fun making that pattern. Granted, it was challenging to design, but I love a good challenge!
Now it’s time for me to catch up on some other business.
Sometimes I have to do a series of “update” posts, to link my gallery page to helpful posts. Today is one of those days. I’m posting all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make the Tall Barbie® outfit you see in the image above (it probably also fits other fashion dolls with similar long inseams):
- Here’s the pattern for the jeans
- Here’s the tutorial showing you how to make the jeans
- Here’s the pattern for the shirt
- Here’s the tutorial showing you how to make the shirt
But for this particular outfit, I also have a special “tip” tutorial:
And now I can easily link from the Gallery Page to this one, so anyone who wants to sew a shirt and jeans for Tall Barbie® can easily find what they want!
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.
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 scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
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. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
- You can pin them on Pinterest.
- You can like them on Facebook.
- You can tweet about them.
- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist 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 use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts!