For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Today’s “end-of-summer” outfit is one we’ve seen on this website before, but this is the first time I’ve offered it as a free printable PDF sewing pattern for Lammily. In the past, it was only available as a JPG image.
My pretty purple floral shorts went over Lammily’s hips, but it wasn’t an easy fit.
So I think that if you make the shorts out of jersey fabric instead of cotton, you’ll have a much easier time dressing her. Make sure the primary stretch to your jersey fabric goes the right direction to shimmy over her curvaceous hips!
The shirt is made of craft felt, which is cheap and easy enough to come by, but a lot of people don’t realize how much “give” a swatch of felt can offer! It’s partly due to the craft felt’s “give” that I was able to wrap this made-for-Barbie felt top around Lammily’s significant bust.
Of course, if you’ve taken my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course on Creative Spark’s online learning platform, then you won’t have any trouble making some alterations to this felt shirt. You can lengthen it, give it a gusset, and maybe even use measurements to adjust the overall size of the shirt pattern so that you could use cotton to make this top.
For those of you who are just learning to sew, though, stick with felt for your shirts, please! Otherwise, I don’t think today’s shirt pattern will fit Lammily properly without that extra “give” that the felt offers.
You’ll also need some size 4/0 snaps for both the shorts’ closure and the back of the shirt.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Curvy Barbie (from Mattel)
- Vintage Tammy dolls (from Ideal Toy Corp.) — the shorts fit her loosely
- Lammily First Edition dolls (from Lammily LLC)
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a pair of shorts and a crop top
- Tutorial video showing how to make the shorts
- Tutorial video showing how to make the top
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
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