This week’s free #pattern: a tall #dolls #quinceañera dress

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's Tall Barbie wearing a pink quinceanera dress with lace straps and lace trim. She stands before a classical painting of Romeo and Juliet. Behind her is a wicker chair and wicker table in 1:6 scale. The table displays a porcelain tea set decorated with tiny pink flowers. The Barbie's face smiles wispishly, and she holds herself poised with one hand on her hip and the other extended in a way that accentuates the flow of her quinceanera dress's skirts. Overlay offers the website, ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

This week’s project is part of the wedding set we’ve been working on, but I’ve made some adaptations to the dress pattern so it will fit Mattel’s Tall Barbie® as well as a regular-sized fashion doll like Spin Master Liv™ dolls, Momoko™ dolls, Queens of Africa™ dolls, Mattel’s regular-sized Barbie® dolls, and similar-sized fashion dolls. The patterns can be used for wedding gowns, prom dresses, or of course, lovely full-skirted quinceañera dresses.

Click here to find all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make this project: (coming soon)

All I’ve done to adapt the pattern to fit Mattel’s Tall Barbie® was a.) extend the bodice a wee bit and b.) add lace to the hem of the skirt to lengthen it. So the bodice pattern won’t be exactly the same as the one I posted earlier with the one-shoulder-look wedding gown and the one-shoulder-look quinceañera dress.

Now if you’re planning to make this dress for Spin Master Liv™ dolls, Momoko™ dolls, Queens of Africa™ dolls, Mattel’s regular-sized Barbie® dolls, or similar-sized fashion dolls, you may find the skirt is a wee bit too long with the added lace embellishment.

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a hand-made quinceañera style ball gown with a lace straps on the bodice. The doll stands in a 1:6 scale room complete with a painting on the wall, a wicker table, and a wicker chair. The wall paper has a speckled look to it. The floor of the doll's diorama looks like hardwood. Atop the wicker table is a porcelain tea set in 1:6 scale, with Barbie-pink flowers decorating it. The handles of the cups and teapot look like they are golden. The made-to-move Barbie poses with one hand extended to accentuate the fullness of her skirts. Her friendly fresh face seems to say, "Welcome to my tiny diorama home!" The watermark says, "ChellyWood.com" and below that, it says, "FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

The solution to this problem: put your doll in a pair of high heels! As long as she’s wearing high heels, your 11.5-inch fashion doll should be able to wear this quinceañera dress without any awkward dragging of fabric.

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a pair of tiny Barbie feet wearing little plastic high-heel shoes beneath a lace-embellished quinceanera dress's skirts. Watermark offers the URL: ChellyWood.com and says, "FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials."

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

So plan to head back here during the week to print off the free patterns and watch my tutorial for making this adorable fashion doll quinceañera dress!

And in case you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve posted our dolly version of Romeo and Juliet on my YouTube Channel. A couple of weeks ago, we posted Act I and this week we’ll be posting Act II. Please help spread the word about ChellyWood.com’s free printable sewing patterns and tutorials by sharing our Romeo and Juliet video on your favorite social media platform. If you love Chelly Wood’s free patterns and tutorials, please show your appreciation by helping to promote our site by sharing this lovely stop-motion video with dolls.

Additional Information:

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My Gallery Page is the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.

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:

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. 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!

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