This simple sundress pattern is so easy to make! It was the first Barbie™ dress pattern that I learned to sew as a young girl, so I’m sure, with a little guidance, even very young seamstresses can tackle this project. As always, I’m giving you my free pattern and tutorial for it, with the links below, no strings attached:
- Strappy sundress, wedding gown, or quinceañera dress FREE pattern for fashion dolls
- Tutorial for making Strappy sundress, wedding gown, or quinceañera dress for fashion dolls
This pattern also makes a nice pattern for a nightgown or negligee. It just depends on the type of material you use to create it.
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I’ve also got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.
And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls coming out soon, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.