Today’s tutorial shows the steps for making an adorable A-line dress that fits 8-inch or 9-inch fashion dolls. I’ve posted this tutorial before, but I felt like my Bratz doll got shorted since I had a not-so-great picture of her in my original gallery:
That poor little thing came to me footless, hairless, and make-up free at a second hand store. I just plopped an over-sized wig on her to try to remedy her baldness. My daughter painted her face, and she did a fair enough rendition of the famous Tree Change Dolls by the talented Sonia Singh.
In that photo, she’s wearing white Barbie Go-go boots, but she still didn’t have any actual feet inside of the boots. The pink dress she was wearing in that original photo is no longer in my possession, so in today’s re-mastered tutorial video, I placed my new-used Bratz doll in a black and white polka dot dress that my daughter made for the 8″ Breyer Rider dolls some time ago.
As you can see, it fits my Bratz doll nicely, and she really looks adorable in it!
In the image above, I tried to make the Bratz doll “kick up her heels” so she can show off those adorable lace-trimmed bloomers. You’ll notice that in the links below, I’ve included the free PDF pattern for the bloomers plus a link to the tutorial showing how to make the bloomers.
So here are the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make the outfit shown in the photos in today’s blog post:
- Free printable PDF pattern download for the dress
- Free printable MS Word pattern download for the dress
- Tutorial video showing how to make the dress (above)
- Free printable PDF pattern download for the bloomers
- Free printable MS Word pattern for the bloomers
- Tutorial video showing how to sew the bloomers
And here’s one more photo of my Bratz doll wearing her pretty polka dot A-line dress, made from the patterns I’m providing today:
And this is the A-line dress pattern we’re using, which you can see will also fit a variety of other dolls–just look on the pattern itself:
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