The image shows a 28 inch best Fashion Friend Barbie doll by Mattel. She's in a winter outdoor setting with a bare tree behind her and yellow grass. A road winds around the corner behind her as well. She looks out at the wintery landscape with one hand over her eyes to shade them. This 28 inch Barbie doll models a handmade shirt made of sweater material. She also has a heart-shaped necklace on and a handmade skirt. The skirt has knife pleats and is made of tan and blue argyle fabric. This doll's clothes were made using the free doll clothes patterns available at ChellyWood.com and the URL is on the watermark for the image of this doll. ChellyWood.com offers free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes, including but not limited to free sewing patterns for 28 inch Barbies.

#MeMade Monday: Handmade sweater for 28-inch Barbie dolls and tips for #sewing sweater fabric

This past week, I made the adorable sweater pictured on my 28″ barbie in the image above. So for #PDFpattern Wednesday this week, I’m going to give you the free, printable sewing pattern for making this adorable sweater. This 28″ doll’s sweater uses “sweater fabric” that I purchased on the sale tables at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts. As the dead of winter comes to a … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: Handmade sweater for 28-inch Barbie dolls and tips for #sewing sweater fabric

The image shows a 28-inch Mattel Best Fashion Friend Barbie doll wearing a hand-made pleated skirt, sewn with argyle fabric. It has knife pleats. The overlay says "Pleated skirt" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com as a place to find the free printable sewing patterns for this 28 inch Barbie's skirt.

#SewingBlogger Thursday: pleated skirt for 28-in #Barbie

This is the tutorial video to accompany yesterday’s free printable sewing patterns. 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. Today’s post will be brief; I’m behind on sewing projects for next week, so you’ll have to excuse my brevity. Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: pleated skirt for 28-in #Barbie

Image shows the top section of a knife-pleat skirt for 28 inch Barbie dolls. On the pattern it also shows Crissy dolls, American Girl dolls, and 18 inch Madame Alexander dolls wearing the same argyle skirt with knife pleats that was made using this pattern.

#PDFpattern Wednesday: download a free skirt pattern for 28-inch Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

As promised, here are the patterns you’ll need to make the argyle skirt with knife pleats that we saw in Monday’s post and yesterday’s post: FREE PDF download of argyle skirt pattern with knife pleats MS Word version of argyle skirt pattern with knife pleats This week’s patterns are sort of a long set of patterns, equaling four pages of patterns. Please note that the … Continue reading #PDFpattern Wednesday: download a free skirt pattern for 28-inch Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a 28-inch Fashion Friend Barbie doll wearing handmade doll clothes including an argyle skirt in blue and tan plaid, with a cashmere-style sweater. The skirt uses knife pleats in a ruffled edge around the bottom of the skirt. The overlay offers the website where you can find the free printable sewing pattern for this outfit including patterns for both the argyle skirt and the cashmere-style sweater for 28 inch fashion dolls.

#MeMade Monday: Argyle knife pleated skirt for 28-inch #Barbie

This image shows the adorable 28″ Barbie doll clothes we’ll be making here at ChellyWood.com over the course of the next two weeks. It includes my argyle mini-skirt PDF pattern (which is free, like all the other patterns here on my website) and the pattern for the cashmere-style sweater, which is really just a lined shirt made with sweater fabric. I’ll be focusing on the … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: Argyle knife pleated skirt for 28-inch #Barbie

Happy #summer #sewing to my southern-hemisphere #friends @ ChellyWood.com #dolls

If you live in the southern hemisphere then summer is approaching soon… True, this past week I’ve posted the fall-themed “Sunflower Harvest” dress pattern for dolls, but I’m going to wrap up the week with a post for my faithful followers who live south of the equator, as they’re looking forward to the warmer weather of spring and summer. Yep! Today’s post is for all you … Continue reading Happy #summer #sewing to my southern-hemisphere #friends @ ChellyWood.com #dolls

The image shows Mattel's 28-inch Barbie Best Fashion Friend from Just Play wearing a hand-made felt shirt using the free printable easy-to-sew shirt pattern downloaded and printed at chellywood.com the website for free doll clothes patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image links to the youtube tutorial video showing how to sew this easy sewing project for beginners, using the free pattern for this felt top sleeveless shirt that fits 28 inch dolls such as Mattels 28" barbie dolls.

Super easy #felt shirt #DIY for 28-inch #tall #dolls

Today’s tutorial video shows you how to make the very simple felt shirt that I gave you the pattern for yesterday. Just in case you missed that post, click here to download that FREE pattern once again. This felt shirt is designed to fit 28-inch dolls like Mattel’s Barbie “Best Fashion Friend” from Just Play. Those of you who are already very talented with sewing … Continue reading Super easy #felt shirt #DIY for 28-inch #tall #dolls

This image is a lined paper pattern for the basic bodice shape designed to fit 28-inch dolls like the new 28-inch Barbie, also called Just Play Barbie or Barbie Fashion Friend. Along with this free printable doll clothes pattern, there's a youtube tutorial video showing how to make this very basic shirt from felt. The pattern is marked with a "Creative Commons Attribution" symbol, and it is watermarked with ChellyWood.com, the website where it was first posted. If you choose to use this pattern, please honor its creative commons attribution mark by letting others know where you found this pattern. The pattern is free, printable, and very easy to make, suitable for beginners and those who are new to sewing. It is marked with a measurement tool and has images of the doll wearing a handmade felt shirt made with this pattern. The pattern doesn't include darts or other shaping tools, as it's just a very basic shirt pattern for 28" dolls.

#FREE shirt pattern for 28-inch fashion #dolls, like the #Fashion Friend Barbie

It doesn’t get much simpler than this easy-to-sew felt shirt pattern. I’ve marked it with a one-flower difficulty symbol, indicating that it truly is for the absolute beginner. As this pattern is designed to be used with felt, it’s inexpensive to sew, and I think you’ll find that felt fabric can be very forgiving. If you’re wanting to teach someone how to sew–even a small … Continue reading #FREE shirt pattern for 28-inch fashion #dolls, like the #Fashion Friend Barbie