Here’s my latest tutorial, showing you how to make your own Tall Barbie (or similar-sized fashion doll’s) quinceañera, prom, or wedding dress.
Please note that the skirt pattern isn’t any longer than the skirts we made for my one-shoulder-look wedding dress project that I posted a while ago and the one-shoulder look prom or quinceañera dress that I posted just last week. What’s different? I’ve simply added a lace embellishment to the bottom of the skirt, to make it a little longer.
The bodice pattern, however, has changed since the one-shoulder-look wedding dress project and the one-shoulder look prom or quinceañera dress project. This week’s bodice pattern (the middle bodice from the linked pattern page below) is a little bit wider than earlier versions of this bodice pattern showed. So if you’re thinking you’ll stick to the original pattern, don’t plan on having it fit your Tall Barbie. It probably won’t.
So without further ado, here are the patterns you’ll need to make the project shown in the video above:
Finally, if you haven’t heard, our stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet is now available on my YouTube Channel. It really helps to promote this website if you link to my videos, like them, tweet about them, pin them, or otherwise share them on social media. Please consider doing one or more of these with Romeo and Juliet With Dolls, if you enjoyed watching the production!
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!