Sew a #Quinceañera Dress for #Barbie® #Dolls w/ Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com

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.

Please note: I’ll be on vacation from December 22nd through the first week of January. If you submit a question, you may not hear from me until I get back from my vacation. These blog posts are scheduled in advance, so comments may not be approved until later as well. But I do welcome questions and comments!

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Please note: 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) without margins, before printing. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).

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In case you haven’t heard, I have 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.

I also have a series 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 gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!

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