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6 thoughts on “Free Sewing Patterns for Modern Barbies and Made-to-Move Barbie Dolls (Gallery)”
We are looking for a little house on the prairie dress with a Peter Pan collar like Laura ingals. Also looking for a pattern for Caroline from little house on the prairie. Do you have any of those?
I already used your jake patterns to make a Charles ingals outfit! I just loves those tutorials and patterns so much so thank youuuuuuuuuuuu
Hi Stacie. In your comment, you forgot to mention which doll you’re sewing for. That’s pretty essential information, so I hope I can steer you in the right direction.
The collars can be done using felt or lace trim, to save you time and trouble. Just cut the shape out of white felt or lace trim, and attach it after making the entire dress. But which dress pattern is best for the Ingalls girls?
If you’re sewing for Barbie, I would recommend the basic wedding dress pattern, which is the white shift dress under the pilgrim costume found here (but you would need to alter the neckline): https://chellywood.com/2017/10/20/thanksgiving-pilgrim-costume-fits-most-11-5-inch-fashion-dolls/
If you’re sewing for Stacie dolls, try my pioneer dress but maybe skip the part where you add the split-look skirt over the top of the main skirt. I show it on a Breyer doll, but honestly, it will fit Stacie as well. These dolls’ body measurements are very similar. Here’s the link: https://chellywood.com/2017/01/27/small-dolls-pioneer-outfit-patterns-are-free-chellywood-com-dollstagram/
Again, you’ll want to adjust the neckline, for this dress, and the bonnet will need to be enlarged to fit Stacie’s head properly.
I am new to sewing and have custody of my granddaughter, so I’m trying new things lol. She has a lot of newer Barbie’s. I like the Candy Corn Dress Style. Where can I find the Long Sleeved version of the pattern for the Yellow Pinafore Dress or the Candy Corn Dress for Barbie? perhaps you can let me know how to enlarge a pattern for the 10″ dolls to fit an 11″ Barbie?
You asked about re-sizing existing patterns. My literary agent is in talks with C&T Publishing right now, to see if I can teach a class on their “Creative Spark” platform. This is exactly the kind of thing that might make a good class: how to alter Chelly Wood’s patterns to make your own designs. Follow this website or my YouTube channel to learn more about my up-coming class. I can’t guarantee that my class will be on this topic, but it’s a topic that has been bouncing around in my head because there are so many people who ask this type of question! Thank you for inspiring me with this comment, and as I said, I’ll be posting updates on this website and my YouTube channel as more is known about the type of class I’ll be teaching.
I am looking for a jumpsuit for a 11 1/2 Barbie. And would stretch knit work for it? Thanks for your insight.
If, by jumpsuit, you mean a full set of what we call “coveralls” here in the United States, I do know of a pattern that will work for you. Go to eBay and search for Simplicity Dusty doll clothes patterns 7737. This pattern includes a set of coveralls that will fit both Barbie and Ken. I used to use this pattern to make Barbie “footie pajamas” at Christmas time, using red and white striped knit fabric.
But if you’ve never bought used patterns on eBay before, be sure to read this article that I wrote. It will help you avoid what they call “buyer’s remorse.”
And if what you’re looking for is more of an “overalls” pattern (the pants with a front flap and straps that crisscross in back), you may need to wait until my “How to Design Your Own Pants Patterns from Scratch” class becomes available on the Creative Spark online learning platform. I’ll be covering overalls design at the end of that course. I’m not aware of any other Barbie-sized Overalls patterns among vintage patterns, but if someone else is, they are welcome to chime in!