Easy sewing #project for Barbie #dolls’ #felt shirt @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a Barbie doll wearing an easy-to-sew felt shirt with lace trim and a floral skirt. The doll stands in front of a pretty garden scene with a rounded bridge crossing over a still lake or pond. the Barbie's handmade shirt has darts and lacy straps. The overlay offers the website where you can find the free pattern for sewing this shirt for Barbie and other 11.5 inch fashion dolls: ChellyWood.com and the slogan for the website is "free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes." The website offers both a free printable paper pattern for the easy-to-sew Barbie-sized shirt, but also a free tutorial video showing you how to make it.

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

It didn’t take me long at all to whip up this adorable little outfit, so if you’re looking for some quick, easy-to-sew Barbie clothes, this week’s pattern is just what you’re looking for!

Last week we made the skirt, but this week, I’m going to post the pattern and tutorial video for making the little green shirt shown in these images.

The image shows a fairly traditional Barbie doll wearing go-go boots, a mini skirt, and a summer-style shirt made of felt with lacy ruffled trim. She stands in a diorama with a spring/fall theme. There's a green garden behind the Barbie doll, but the green grass in front of her is sprinkled with autumn leaves. She stands beside a 1/6 scale apple barrel, but on top of the apple barrel is a slice of watermelon, ready for the doll to eat. Nearby two hay bales are stacked one on top of the other. The overlay offers the website where you can find free patterns for making this Barbie shirt and Barbie skirt set: ChellyWood.com (a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes).

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

Since it’s made with felt and trimmed with ruffled lace, it’s a super easy pattern to sew, even for people who are pretty new to sewing. Unlike other fabrics, felt doesn’t really need to be hemmed, so all you have to do is sew up the darts and add the trim. Then sew a couple of snaps down the back, and voilà, you have created a shirt for your Barbie!

I do hope you come back later this week to see how very easy it is to make this little outfit!

 

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.

Please be advised: when I get some time off from my job as a school librarian, I’m planning to develop a new layout for ChellyWood.com, and whenever you redesign something, it’s possible for stuff to get lost! So if there’s a specific pattern you’ve bookmarked because you want to make that outfit, I advise printing the pattern soon. Links may not work quite as well after I redesign my website.

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. You can also write to Chelly Wood at this address. 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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