Looking just as elegant as one would expect, my MTM Barbie models this week’s project in the image above. We’ll be sewing a pair of elastic waist pants. This week’s free pattern is super versatile, though. As you see in the image below, this pants pattern also fits Mattel’s Curvy Barbie:
As you can see, the image above shows the new Made-to-Move Curvy Barbie. She’s kind of hard to find, but there are some of these dolls available in stores. I bought mine at K-Mart in the United States, about three months ago. So there are most likely still some for sale.
The patterns I’m sharing this week will also fit the regular Curvy Barbie as well. Here’s a picture of regular Curvy in my pants and top:
It really surprised me that this same pants pattern fit Mattel’s Made-to-Move Barbies as well as both Curvy Barbies! But then I got busy trying these clothes on other dolls, and guess what I found…
Even though these are 12-inch dolls, my pants pattern fits them perfectly. What a nice surprise! The felt top fits the DC Superhero Girls okay, but it’s a wee bit loose on her thin torso. So bear that in mind, if you’re searching for a pattern to fit the DC Superhero Girls specifically, and you happen across this blog post.
In closing, I’m happy to announce that this week’s entire outfit fits vintage Tammy dolls from Ideal as well:
Tammy dolls were a precursor to Barbie dolls, but their bodies are slightly more curvy than Barbie’s. That makes them tricky to find doll clothes that fit them.
So I was very happy to discover that this week’s free printable sewing pattern for pants, and next week’s free printable sewing pattern for the summer shirt / tank top will fit Ideal’s Tammy dolls.
Come back later this week to download the free printable sewing pattern and to watch the tutorial video that will show you how to make the pants. Next week I’ll post the video showing how to make the summer top.
While you wait for those, remember to visit my Gallery Page, where links to all of my free printable sewing patterns for dolls can be found.
Some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free.
First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.
If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.
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).
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.