Sew a #Basque #BarbieDoll Dress for Your #Barbies

Image of Barbie doll dressed in traditional Basque dress with Renaissance Snood
For the free downloadable printable sewing pattern to make this dress, visit

When I first designed and posted this doll dress, someone told me its style was very much like that of the Basque people. That wasn’t my original intention, but hey! I love Basque food, so I’m gonna go with it!

I also live in a part of the US where there are lots of Basque people. One of the principals I worked for in my teaching job was Basque, and he was a truly great guy. I’m happy to share the sewing patterns and tutorials for this dress with his Basque friends and relatives, people who hosted yummy leg-of-lamb barbecues and who really knew how to have one heck of a party!

If you look closely at the image, there are two garments involved. The undergarment is my wedding-dress-slash-quinceañera-dress pattern. Here’s a link to the wedding dress (undergarment) bodice pattern, here’s the skirt pattern, and here’s a link to the sewing tutorial for the wedding dress. This is a pretty basic dress pattern, so I use it with other dresses too.

Next you’ll need the yellow dress that goes over the undergarment. Here’s the pattern for the yellow Basque-style dress. It’s not an easy dress to make, I must say, but it helps to follow my guided tutorial. Here’s the link to the tutorial for making the Basque-style dress for Barbie.

Finally, you might want to make the snood pictured in the image. Believe it or not, this doll snood is super easy to make. A three-year-old could do it! Here’s the video tutorial showing you how to make a doll snood from a purchased doily.

When you print my patterns, it’s always friendly and kind to like it on FB, tweet about it, and/or pin it to your Pinterest page. That way you’re helping to spread the word that these free, printable sewing patterns exist.

And please note: you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).

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