If you go back to the one-shoulder-look wedding dress project that I posted a while ago or the one-shoulder look prom or quinceañera dress that I posted just last week, you’ll find a pattern that looks very similar to this one. But be advised: the patterns are not exactly the same. I’ve adapted the center bodice pattern–widened it some–so that it will fit Mattel’s Tall Barbie and similar-sized dolls.
Mattel’s Tall Barbie is just a little wider in the ribcage-area than a regular Barbie, so if you want to create a fancy gown for your Tall Barbie, you’ll want to use this pattern. Stick to the middle bodice in the pattern above, not the top and bottom ones, as they may not reach all the way around her lovely torso.
Now tomorrow I’ll post the skirt pattern for making this gorgeous prom or quince dress, and Thursday I’ll post the tutorial video showing you how to make it.
Meanwhile, 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.
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.
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!