Sew shorts and a pretty sleeveless shirt for Barbie or similar-sized dolls w/ free patterns @ #SummerClothes #MTMbarbie

The image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie standing on a leaf-strewn lawn with a white bucket beside her. She leans against two bales of hay. She wears red rubber boots, a pair of red shorts with white polka dots, and a white sleeveless shirt that has been embroidered with tiny feather stitches around the neck. The neck's stitching is red to match her shorts and boots. She stands behind a wishing well. Would you like to make the outfit shown in this image? If so, please click on the link in the caption.

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.

Today’s free printable PDF sewing pattern has been used in creating a number of different styles of fashions for Barbie (and similar-sized dolls), and it goes back to the earliest days of this website.

Because it’s an older pattern, it doesn’t show the seam allowance lines, but the seam allowance is included in the pattern, as it is drawn. Read the Terms of Use page for details about that.

I’ve posted this pattern here on as a “Summer Wardrobe” pattern, a “Spring Wardrobe” pattern, and even a “Fall Wardrobe” pattern, depending on how I used the pattern in the tutorials and the types of fabrics I used.

The image at the top of this page shows the “Fall Fashion” version, and the tutorials include a link to my “Feather Stitch Tutorial” video, so you can create the pretty red details along the neckline.

Want some red polka dot fabric for your doll’s shorts? Here’s a link to a similar cotton fabric on Etsy. You may also want to purchase some Dritz size 2/0 snaps or teeny-tiny buttons on Etsy. But here’s a disclaimer… I have never purchased fabric from that particular seller on Etsy. I just know that 100% cotton dotted swiss is the same type of fabric that I used for my own doll’s polka dot shorts.

For my feather-stitch trim, I used 100% cotton red sewing thread from Coats and Clark. I doubled my thread before doing my embroidery. For doll clothes this small, thread looks more accurate-to-scale than actual embroidery floss.

Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:

Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown at the top of this page:

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This is a free printable sewing pattern for 11.5 inch dolls like Mattel's Barbie dolls. The pattern includes shorts, capri pants, and a tank top shirt. Instructional tutorial videos accompany this free barbie doll clothes pattern, and these tutorials can be found at
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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.

Queens of Africa dolls are products offered by the Slice by Cake company, which holds the trademark for them (™). They were designed by Taofick Okoya. Please visit the Queens of Africa website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys, books, and fashions.

Momoko dolls are products offered by Petworks, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Momoko Dolls website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

Barbie, MTM Barbie, and Francie dolls are products 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.

Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.

Disney Princess dolls are products offered by the Disney corporation, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Disney Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

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