#FREE shirt pattern for 28-inch fashion #dolls, like the #Fashion Friend Barbie

This image is a lined paper pattern for the basic bodice shape designed to fit 28-inch dolls like the new 28-inch Barbie, also called Just Play Barbie or Barbie Fashion Friend. Along with this free printable doll clothes pattern, there's a youtube tutorial video showing how to make this very basic shirt from felt. The pattern is marked with a "Creative Commons Attribution" symbol, and it is watermarked with ChellyWood.com, the website where it was first posted. If you choose to use this pattern, please honor its creative commons attribution mark by letting others know where you found this pattern. The pattern is free, printable, and very easy to make, suitable for beginners and those who are new to sewing. It is marked with a measurement tool and has images of the doll wearing a handmade felt shirt made with this pattern. The pattern doesn't include darts or other shaping tools, as it's just a very basic shirt pattern for 28" dolls.
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It doesn’t get much simpler than this easy-to-sew felt shirt pattern. I’ve marked it with a one-flower difficulty symbol, indicating that it truly is for the absolute beginner.

As this pattern is designed to be used with felt, it’s inexpensive to sew, and I think you’ll find that felt fabric can be very forgiving. If you’re wanting to teach someone how to sew–even a small child–this pattern would be a great starting project! If you’re just learning to sew, I highly recommend a project like this for your first doll clothes sewing project.

For those of us who are more advanced with our sewing machines, be advised that this basic shirt has no shaping darts, but it does fit 28-inch dolls like the Just Play Barbie Fashion Friend dolls. It would be a great jumping-off point for designing your own adaptations and alterations for outfits to fit a 28-inch doll.

Remember that any time you use my patterns for sewing or alterations, it’s a good idea to share it with others. That’s what the “Creative Commons Attribution” symbol means. I do want you to use my patterns, but I also want you to spread the word about these FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials!

Tomorrow I’ll post my tutorial video showing the step-by-step process for making this very easy-to-sew felt shirt.


Additional Information:

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.

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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