The image above shows Tall Barbie wearing a wedding dress designed by Chelly Wood, which has been featured in our wedding ensemble production, here at ChellyWood.com. However, there are a number of other long gowns designed by Chelly Wood, which would make wonderful wedding dresses as well. Please look back at Tuesday’s post to find wedding dress patterns that will fit regular and Curvy Barbie dolls.
Now that we’ve posted the tutorials for making Barbie’s veil, Barbie’s bouquet, and the dress, it’s time to do a full post of the whole entire bridal ensemble. Please click on the links below to find the tutorials and patterns you need for making the Barbie bridal ensemble shown above.
- Pattern for Skirt A (print 2)
- Pattern for Skirt B (print 1)
- Pattern for the Bodice
- Tutorial video showing how to make the wedding dress shown above
- Tutorial for making the veil
- Tutorial for making the bouquet
As I said, you may also find it helpful to look at other possible dress designs. Please visit my gallery page to find additional wedding dress design options for other dolls besides Barbie.
Next week I plan to post the patterns and tutorials for making Ken’s handsome groom ensemble. As usual, these patterns will be free to download.
Recently, some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free.
First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.
If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.
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).
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!