Last week I gave you the free patterns and tutorial you would need to make the dress on the left. This week we’ll use the same two patterns to create the dresses on the right and in the middle.
On Tuesday, I’ll share the tutorial for the plaid dress; then, on Wednesday, I’ll share my tutorial for the Liv Doll dress in the middle. You’ll notice the patterns include an adaptation on the bodice. Liv Dolls are slightly smaller in the chest than most Barbie dolls, so I’ve included a cut line for Liv Dolls on the bodices.
As you may recall, you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. If you’re using international printer paper (A4: 210 mm x 297 mm), you’ll have to make a few adjustments. These designs use a 1/8 inch seam. If you have any questions about the patterns or their matching tutorials, feel free to contact me, using my “Submit a Question” form. I’m always happy to help!
For anyone who’s interested, Newsweek recently ran a story on the “Curvy Barbie” and her other new friends. For this story, Newsweek contacted my literary agent and asked her if they could interview me. It was quite an honor! You can read their story at this link.
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