#DIY #Summer Halter Top Shirt for Madame Alexander and Other 18″ (46 cm) #Dolls

Image shows the 18" or 46 cm doll from the Madame Alexander Doll company wearing a handmade halter top or tie-in-back summer shirt. In the front it looks a lot like a tank top but it’s really easy to sew. The image is a close-up which highlights the features of the summer shirt including one pocket and a ribbon tie at the neck. She stands on a sandy beach with a seascape behind her including rocky cliffs and rolling waves. This 18 inch or 46 cm Madame Alexander Doll is getting ready to have some fun at the beach today. The header for the image says, "Summer Shirt Pattern for Madame Alexander Dolls" and the watermark says, "ChellyWood.com: FREE doll clothes patterns and tutorials." In fact, if you go to ChellyWood.com, you can download the free, printable sewing pattern for this summer tank top style shirt and the other Madame Alexander -sized doll clothes patterns for the other items of clothing, and all patterns at ChellyWood.com are free and come with a free tutorial video showing how to make the clothing item (including this summer shirt for dolls).

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Above, you’ll see a preview of the summer top we’re going to sew this week. As always, free patterns will be provided. This halter-style summer shirt looks a lot like a tank top in front, but it ties at the top in the back, as you’ll see in the image below:

Image shows the Madame Alexander doll wearing the home-made halter top with a ribbon tie at the back of the neck. She's at the beach setting, with her duffel or kit bag nearby (we made that project last week). Her lavender pants coordinate nicely with the purple zig-zag striped halter top. She looks off at the rolling waves in the distance, and the doll's hair is thrown up in a blond messy bun.

Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

As you can see in the image below, this summer top also fits my Kaya doll from the American Girl doll’s 18-inch doll lineup:

Image shows the 18" or 46 cm doll from the American Girl Doll company wearing a handmade halter top or tie-in-back summer shirt. In the front it looks a lot like a tank top but it’s really easier to sew. (This is an easy-sew project.) The image is a close-up which highlights the features of the summer shirt including one pocket and a ribbon tie at the neck. This Native American Kaya doll stands on a sandy beach with a seascape behind her including rocky cliffs and rolling waves. This 18 inch or 46 cm American Girl Doll named Kaya is getting ready to have some fun at the beach today! The header for the image says, "Summer Shirt Pattern for American Girl Dolls" and the watermark says, "ChellyWood.com: FREE doll clothes patterns and tutorials." In fact, if you go to ChellyWood.com, you can download the free, printable sewing pattern for this summer tank top style shirt and the other American Girl -sized doll clothes patterns for the other items of clothing, and all patterns at ChellyWood.com are free and come with a free tutorial video showing how to make the clothing item (including this summer shirt for AG dolls).

Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Please join me this week on ChellyWood.com as I give you the free pattern for making the tank top-look summer shirt pattern for this 18-inch doll’s halter top. Last week we made the duffel bag /kit bag / gym bag /gymnastics sports bag that you see Kaya holding up.

In the weeks to come, we’ll also see how to make her sandals and pants. So before you know it, we’ll have the whole outfit of doll clothes for 18″ or 46 cm dolls like American Girl Dolls and Madame Alexander Dolls.

This image shows an American Girl doll (18 inches tall) wearing a hand sewn summer shirt. This and other free printable sewing patterns for American Girl dolls are found right here at ChellyWood.com. These are for the 18" dolls but there are more free printable sewing patterns for Wellie Wisher AG dolls at ChellyWood.com too.

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Please come back tomorrow for the FREE printable sewing pattern for American Girl Doll clothes (it’s also a free printable sewing pattern for Madame Alexander doll clothes and will fit most 18 inch or 46 centimeter dolls).

The image shows the American Girl Doll Kaya wearing the doll clothes we are making at ChellyWood.com using Chelly's free printable American Girl doll clothes patterns. This week's free pattern will be for an 18 inch doll shirt. It's a summer shirt, shown on her Kaya doll from the American Girls doll company. This doll's shirt pattern includes a front pocket, ribbon ties at the neck, and remember, the pattern for this halter-style summer tank top is free, printable, and relatively easy to sew. The watermark on the image reminds you that free American Girl doll clothes patterns can be found at ChellyWood.com (free AG doll clothes patterns and free Madame Alexander doll clothes patterns fit most 18" dolls).

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

You can really see the pocket nicely in the image above. Yes, this summer top comes with a pocket! And it’s a fairly easy-to-sew pattern, as patterns go. I gave it three flowers on my difficulty scale.

If you’d like to learn more about how to support this “Free Doll Clothes Patterns” website which offers lots of free printable doll clothes patterns (accessible through the Gallery Page), please scroll down to the “Additional Information” section below.

 

Additional Information:

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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:

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.

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