#SewingBlogger Thursday: #Sew a #tutu or swimsuit for 28″ #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

This week we took measurements for sewing clothes to fit the 28″ Best Fashion Friend Barbie (and other 28″ fashion dolls). Yesterday I gave you the free, printable sewing patterns found in the downloads below:

Today’s tutorial shows you how to make this lovely swimsuit with a keyhole closure in the back. It also makes a perfect tutu or ice skater’s and/or gymnast’s leotard for these lovely dolls.

There’s one thing you should note though: this pattern is not for the beginners out there… I’ve given these patterns four out of five flowers on my difficulty scale, which means it’s got some tricky stitches and piecings.

Tomorrow I’ll post a tutorial from YouTube showing how to make a tulle tutu for your dolls.

You may also wish to use my sweater pattern for leotard alterations, as I mention at the end of the video. This sweater was part of an adorable sweater-and-argyle-skirt combo (again with free patterns) to fit 28″ dolls like Best Fashion Friend Barbie.

If you enjoy my videos and free patterns, please consider uploading my patterns to your favorite social media platform:

As long as you don’t remove my logo from the patterns I create, then every time you share them on social media, it helps to spread the word about my free patterns and tutorials, which is wonderful!

And please be aware that website renovations are still going on behind the scenes…

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