This is the pattern and tutorial for the quintessential Barbie® quinceañera dress.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the celebration of the quinceañera, it’s something akin to the American tradition of the “sweet 16” party. When a girl turns 15, her father admits that his little girl is finally a woman. She is given her last and final doll–in this case, a Barbie®–and her dad removes her childhood sneakers and places a fancy high heeled shoe on her foot.
Of course, everybody’s quinceañera celebration is a little different, but most girls get to dress up fancy for their quinceañera party. And isn’t it cool if your mom or grandma makes a Barbie® dress to match yours? That’s the idea here.
This tutorial shows one possible way to work with tulle to create a fancy dress for Barbie®, but the pattern given below can be easily adapted to match most modern quinceañera dress styles.
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