Printable Pattern for a Barbie Wedding Dress

In addition to writing books, I design Barbie doll clothes. Here’s the pattern I use for a basic wedding dress or prom dress. (Today I’m posting the bodice and sleeves. Tomorrow I’ll post the skirt.) It’s free to download, print, cut out and use. If you like it, tweet about it, or pin it, that’s always appreciated. Continue reading Printable Pattern for a Barbie Wedding Dress

Doll Clothes Patterns for 18 Inch Dolls

There’s nothing wrong with collecting dolls!

Recently one of my readers complained that she loves dolls–enjoys collecting them–but now that she’s a young adult, her family thinks doll collecting is a waste of her time and money. Well, take it from a grown woman who loves Barbies, there’s nothing wrong with collecting dolls! When I was in high school, I justified my doll obsession by sewing and selling hand-made Barbie doll clothes … Continue reading There’s nothing wrong with collecting dolls!

Barbie Doll Clothes Free Givaway

FREE Printable Barbie Doll Clothes Patterns

My new format is to use the GALLERY page to access the patterns you want. It’s much easier than using this page. Here’s a link to the gallery, and it offers instructions to make it easier for you to download and print my patterns. You can also find the gallery page link in the top menu.   Furniture: Elegant DIY Barbie Doll Chair Image Renaissance Doll … Continue reading FREE Printable Barbie Doll Clothes Patterns

Romeo and Juliet free printable costume patterns for Barbie and Ken dolls Momoko dolls Blythe dolls 1/6 scale

Doll Pattern: a Sheath, Belt, and Bell Guard for Barbie Dolls

As you may recall, my daughters and I are producing a Barbie doll version of Romeo and Juliet, starring Momoko’s (from Sekiguchi Petworks) Too Cute Marine as Juliet and Texas A&E Ken as Romeo. For this production, we’ve had to create a number of miniature props, including Barbie-sized swords. Here’s the pattern I used for the sword’s bell guard, its sheath, and its belt. Feel … Continue reading Doll Pattern: a Sheath, Belt, and Bell Guard for Barbie Dolls

Tutorial for Making Barbie Furniture

Tutorial: How to Make Miniature Swords for Toy Dolls and Action Figures!

Today I attended my daughter’s “stage fighting” class at Theater Camp. Her teacher asked me to come and speak about fencing, as I’ve taught fencing for 20+ years. I also brought along my Barbie’s Romeo and Juliet costumes that I’ve been working on, since the costumes include miniature swords. All the kids wanted to know how I made those tiny little swords! So I put … Continue reading Tutorial: How to Make Miniature Swords for Toy Dolls and Action Figures!