As I said in yesterday’s post, this free, printable sewing pattern fits Mattel’s Curvy Barbie, MTM Barbie, Made-to-Move Curvy Barbie, DC Comics’ Superhero Girls dolls, and vintage Tammy dolls from Ideal. Can you believe I’ve designed something to fit all of those different fashion dolls?!
For a more detailed version of this pattern, click here to copy/paste or download.
Now if you’re looking for a summer shirt pattern to fit the Lammily line of dolls, please be aware that this pattern will not fit Lammily. Even the pants are slightly too tight at the bottom of the pattern, making it hard for Lammily to put her foot through the bottom of the pants. However there are a few patterns on the Lammily website which are available for purchase at a small fee. (I’m proud to say that I was the designer for some of those patterns…)
I plan to post a video tutorial showing how to sew this felt summer top tomorrow.
After that, I’m going to be working to catch up on my Gallery Page for a while. (It’s gotten a little behind.) But please be aware that while I’m updating my Gallery Page, I’m working behind the scenes to create some free printable patterns and tutorials for making 18″ American Girl Doll clothes patterns and 18-inch Madame Alexander Doll clothes! So please pop in for a visit after the 4th of July week, to see what I’ve created!
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.
My Gallery Page is the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.
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.
In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. You might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
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.