Isn’t that a gorgeous photograph?! I took that picture in the gardens around Monmartre, a historic part of Paris that includes the lovely cathedral of Sacre Coeur.
This week I’m going to share my free, printable pattern for the simple sundress Petite Barbie™ is wearing in the picture above. I’m also going to share the longer dress pattern, which you can see Skipper™ wearing in this image (also an easy-to-sew, free pattern):
To my surprise, the two dresses fit on Skipper™ and Petite Barbie™ interchangeably! Check this out:
This week’s free, printable sundress pattern will also fit Curvy Barbie™, as shown here:
And here (but it looks awfully short on our lovely curvy lady):
And you’re not even going to believe this: it fits Tall Barbie™ too! However the shorter dress fits more like a shirt than a dress. But still…
And here’s how the longer dress pattern fits on her:
So there you have a very showy preview of this week’s dress pattern, which seems to be not only easy-to-sew (great for kids learning to sew or beginning sewists), but also seems to universally fit most fashion dolls, including the new Fashionista™ lineup from Mattel®. Tune in later this week for the free, printable sewing pattern and free tutorial showing how to make these easy-to-sew dresses.
For those of you who already feel comfortable with the basic sewing techniques, check out my new Gallery Page, where you can pick an outfit for a doll, click on that picture, and the link in the caption will take you to all the free, printable patterns and free tutorials you’ll need to make that outfit.
If you want to see all of my Easy-Sew Projects for Kids as soon as I post them, check out my 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.
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Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
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.
And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.