Are you ready for more St. Patrick’s Day goodies? The outfit displayed on the header of the video above includes a reversible shirt which fits Queens of Africa dolls, Curvy Barbies, Petite Barbies, and regular Barbies, plus it shows a maxi skirt that goes nicely with the reversible shirt. I’ve posted the skirt and shirt patterns and tutorials in the bulleted section below:
- Here’s the reversible shirt pattern that fits Barbie-sized dolls
- The tutorial for making the reversible shirt is show above
- Here’s the skirt pattern for making the maxi skirt
- Here’s the tutorial for making the maxi skirt for Barbie-sized dolls
You might notice this is the same skirt pattern that I posted yesterday. For the longer skirt, though, you need to use all three pattern pieces.
The reversible shirt is not for the faint of heart. Sewing anything reversible can be tricky, but you have my video tutorial above to guide you. However, if you’re looking for an easier shirt to sew, please go back to yesterday’s post. It includes an easy-to-sew sleeveless top made of felt.
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!