In the image above, you can see my 28-inch “Best Fashion Friend” Barbie wearing a handmade sweater and an argyle skirt with knife pleats. This Barbie is a lot of fun to sew for because she’s so big, like sewing for a little child!
I recommend using size 4/0 Dritz snaps for the sweater’s closure area. I do not recommend using Velcro with sweater material or flannel.
Right now, there are not a lot of outfits available for these 28″ beauties. But, I’m here to help! With the free patterns and tutorials below, you’ll be sewing adorable outfits for your super-sized Barbies in no time!
- Free printable sewing patterns for 28 inch doll shirt or sweater in PDF downloadable pattern format
- Video showing how to make the shirt or sweater
- FREE PDF download of argyle skirt pattern with knife pleats
- Video showing how to make the skirt with knife pleats
A word to the wise: knife pleats are somewhat challenging because they require precise measurements, so if you’re a beginner, you might want to make this skirt instead. It’s a little easier.
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To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
The 28-inch Best Fashion Friend Barbie is a product offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.