Let’s sew a swimsuit, ballet tutu, or leotard for 28″ dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #summerfun #dollclothes

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos.

To my regular blog followers, this week’s versatile swimsuit pattern will look familiar. Yes, it can be made into a Tutu, gymnast’s leotard, or even an ice skater’s leotard. But where have you seen it before?

I posted these patterns last year, but I had a flaw in the tutorial. (I’m blushing.) I had to take the tutorial down and remove the pattern for a while.

Then a sewing teacher sent me a message… she was counting on using the tutorial video and pattern for one of her classes! Oh no! I quickly patched my mistakes and re-posted the pattern and tutorial for her sake, but today I’ve finally re-mastered the tutorial with the correction to the tutorial in place, and the pattern is uploaded all as one item too, which is less troublesome to download and print.

So here you go…

Today’s free pattern will fit the following dolls:

Here’s the free printable PDF doll clothes sewing pattern for the swimsuit/tutu/leotard plus the videos designed to help you make all the pieces:

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Here’s a really nice image of today’s project for pinning on Pinterest:

The image shows Mattel's 28 inch Barbie doll wearing ice skates, a figure skater's leotard (swimsuit) and tutu with a handmade sweater. The huge Barbie doll waves as she skates by, smiling at the viewer. She seems to be kicking one foot up, gliding along gracefully on the snow in an outdoor skating rink. If you'd like to sew this outfit for a 28" doll like the 28" barbie, please click on the link in the caption.
Click here for all the free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos you’ll need to make this outfit: (to be posted on 21 May 2020)


The Best Fashion Friend 28″ Barbie doll is offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for it (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

The Elsa 28″ doll is offered by Disney, which holds the registered trademark for it (™). Please visit the ShopDisney website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

The video for My Froggy Stuff‘s tutu project is used with permission here. Please honor her rights as a YouTube creator and ask permission before using her material with your own social media. If you don’t know who My Froggy Stuff is, please click on the links provided. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! She’s amazing! (One of my she-roes!)

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