I thoroughly enjoyed photographing my Made-to-Move Barbie® in this lovely quinceañera dress, for this video. If you haven’t purchased a Made-to-Move Barbie® of your own, I highly recommend considering it. These dolls are amazing! They can sit cross-legged in a natural way, they can touch their own face, and they are super fun to photograph in stop-motion because they are so flexible!
Well I’m gushing a bit, so let me get back to what this blog is all about. Sewing! To make it easy for you to follow the tutorial above, here are the printable patterns you’ll need:
- This is the FREE printable bodice pattern for the fashion doll quinceañera dress
- This is the FREE printable skirt pattern for the fashion doll quinceañera dress
Just click on those links and save or download the pattern for printing. Consider sharing them on social media as well, to help spread the word about this blog!
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my dolls look wonderful on Mattel’s Barbie® dolls, but they will also fit a number of other 11-inch or 11.5-inch fashion dolls, like Spin Master Liv™ dolls, Momoko™ dolls, Queens of Africa™ dolls, and similar-sized fashion dolls.
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.
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. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
- You can pin them on Pinterest.
- You can like them on Facebook.
- You can tweet about them.
- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve 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.
In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some 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.
If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts!